LAURA CONTRERAS SOLORZANO Laura Contreras Solorzano Designer B.Arch. School of Architecture of Seville, M.Arch UPC of Barcelona Born and raised in Spain, Laura studied at the School of Architecture in Seville followed by several moves within Europe including France, Germany and the Netherlands. Her time spent living around Europe has enabled her to excel at incorporating European design with North American standards. Laura brings a wide range of skills to Audax having developed her career between Architecture and Interior Design. Notable Projects I have a broad portfolio of high-end residential projects in the city, including private homes in Rosedale and Forest Hill as well as condo suites in some of the most exclusives buildings downtown. What materials or fabrics do you like working with the most and why? I like creating compositions where materials naturally balance and contrast each other. This ultimately makes every space proportionate with a sophisticated yet comfortable feeling, which can be experienced through every sense. What are some of your favourite buildings or interior spaces and why? Having grown up in Europe, my favourite memories relate to the vernacular architecture in Spain, the simplicity and functionalism of Dutch design or the delicate details of Parisian interiors. Some of the interiors that I enjoy the most are the fashion boutiques in Paris like Chloe, Givenchy or Balmain.