“Considering that every place has its own identity by its traditions, timelines and landscape, architectural structures that are implanted in each site must respect and identify with this particular character. It is our task to give the appropriate answer to the physical and cultural specifics of a place. An important part of our design process is the search in the history of present traditions of regional structures to produce contemporary architecture with roots that are clearly identifiable.”
Architect. Ronald Zürcher Gurdián
Founded in 1978 by current President, Architect Ronald Zürcher, Zürcher Arquitectos has more than 1.750.000 square meters of built projects in over 17 countries.The company has a team of over 100 highly qualified collaborators, Zürcher Arquitectos works with excellent experienced consultants. With a serious commitment to quality design and social responsibility, Zürcher has designed many projects of different scale and complexity. Often inspired by nature, our projects’ concepts respond directly to their surroundings.
Over the years, the practice has evolved to include major hospitality design projects, as well as high-end residential and commercial projects. In Hospitality Design, one of our strongest areas of expertise, Zürcher Arquitectos’ experience includes projects such as Andaz Peninsula Papagayo, El Mangroove Hotel, Four Seasons Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo, Hotel Punta Islita, JW Marriott Panama Golf and Beach Resort, among other brands of hotels. Our projects include hotels with chains like Starwood Hotels and Resorts (St. Regis, The Luxury Collection, Aloft), Hilton Hotels, Enjoy Group, Exclusive Resorts, Grupo Islita Hotels, Bristol Hotels, Rosewood Hotels, Hyatt Hotels and Resorts (Andaz & Hyatt Place), and Marriott Hotel brands (Ritz Carlton, JW Marriott, Marriott, Courtyard, Residence Inn and Fairfield Inn).
Furthermore, in 2012 and 2013 two hospitality projects were awarded USGBC’s (United States Green Building Council) LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification: Aloft San José Costa Rica Hotel and Courtyard by Marriott San José Airport Alajuela. Our services include a broad line of capabilities such as master planning, architectural design, *interior architecture, construction documents, technical specification, construction supervision, and *landscape design. (*services rendered through our sister companies Diseño Interno and Greenplan).
Our offices are located in San José, Costa Rica and Panamá City, Panamá.