10 Oct Charmaine Lay – Architect and Interior Designer
Born and brought up in London, Charmaine studied Architecture at the University of Westminster and the Bartlett School of Architecture (UCL). She fell in love with Barcelona during a student field-trip and decided to move here permanently after graduating. She founded her own office in Barcelona after winning various public building projects. In 2007 Charmaine co-founded Soto-Lay Architects with her partner Santi Soto. Charmaine works with all scales of design for private clients and public institutions. She designs one-family houses, residential buildings, commercial projects and furniture. She is passionate about renovating, refurbishing and transforming the interiors of existing properties, and takes each project as an opportunity by encouraging clients’ singularities to make each design absolutely unique. Charmaine combines practice with teaching Interior Design at ELISAVA Barcelona School of Design and Engineering.