About Me

1 min readNov 22, 2021


Thank you so much for taking an interest in me!

My name is Andrea Arias, and I was born and raised in Puerto Rico. I have a Master’s Degree in Architecture, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Architecture, with minors in Electronic Design and Architectural History.

Architectural Designer in pursuit of Architect license (almost there!). My research and specialization are in alternative building methods, additive manufacturing innovation, and the intersection between affordability & elegance.

Currently, I am working in industrial architecture and engineering. Specifically, I work within the food & beverage sector with some occasional exposure to pharmaceutical, cannabis, and vertical farming.

In the past, I worked in the Residential, Hospitality, and Multi-Family sectors. Working specifically with mountain hotels, single-family custom residential, and large residential developments.

Through these experiences, I continue to learn many lessons that contribute to my evolving architectural mindset. Some of those include lessons include understanding, designing, and managing process-driven design, thinking of architecture as an environment, rather than merely a functional space, and managing complex, information-rich projects within sensitive timelines and nuanced construction complexity.

To continue funding our ongoing research, alongside my partner and husband, we actively accept commission work in small residential and retail project design through our boutique, personalized, and innovative, two-person firm, Phantom Studio. Through this pursuit, we aim to continuously test, refine and innovate sustainability practices.

States worked in: Arizona, Colorado, Puerto Rico, California, Texas, South Dakota, Washington





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