The sculpturally detailed, sensual architecture and interiors of Touzet Studio are mindfully inspired by nature, culture, and technology. Each project is meticulously-crafted and celebrates texture and color, light and shadow.
Committed to the idea that Design and Architecture must contribute positively to the context and community in which it exists, Touzet Studio believe that the research, design process, and execution are equally important. By focusing on a select type of client and project, they are able to devote exceptional attention to the environment, details, and craftsmanship that define each undertaking.
Comprehensive familiarity with today’s ever-evolving materials and systems allows them to discover innovative solutions and customized designs that appeal to the world’s most design-forward clients. Touzet Studio’s clients range from global brands including Nike, Apple, and Morgan’s Group, to hospitality clients such as The Raleigh Group, recently launched by Tommy Hilfiger, and select private residential clients. The scale of the project can range from Master Plan Developments and large Mixed-Use developments that revitalize an entire neighborhood, to very carefully crafted interiors that elevate the senses and spark the imagination.
Founding Principals Carlos Prio-Touzet and Jacqueline Gonzalez Touzet have been recognized repeatedly by their peers for their work. Their work has won numerous awards and been published extensively internationally. The husband-and-wife team share a broad design perspective, thanks to their years of work on a variety of award-winning projects in Europe and Asia, and their responsibilities as vice presidents of internationally-acclaimed design firms.
While well-crafted and innovative modern design is the firm’s primary focus, Touzet Studio is equally adept at meeting the challenges of thoughtful restoration and adaptive reuse. Many of their urban projects incorporate extensive historical and cultural research as part of the design process. The studio delights in weaving thoughtful design narratives and well-documented research into their projects.
Touzet Studio actively sources the most appropriate materials, makers, vendors, and craftspeople to execute bespoke projects that enrich the lives of the occupants and perform beautifully for their purpose.
CARLOS PRIO-TOUZET, AIA
Carlos Prio-Touzet became a Founding Principal of Touzet Studio in 2004. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Princeton University and a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Miami. His humanely thoughtful, carefully crafted design solutions have earned him a reputation as one of South Florida’s foremost modern architects.
In 2017 he received the Silver Award, and in 2015 was named Architect of the Year by the American Institute of Architects, Miami Chapter. During the course of his career, he has designed award-winning buildings in Europe, Asia, and the United States. Carlos has served on the Advisory Board of the Miami Beach Urban Studios (MBUS), which is Florida International University’s vision of the College of Architecture + The Arts (CARTA), and as a frequent juror at the University of Miami’s School of Architecture.
JACQUELINE GONZALEZ TOUZET, AIA LEED AP
Jacqueline Gonzalez is a Founding Principal of Touzet Studio. She holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Cornell University. Jacqueline has a reputation for strong design and professional leadership. She has a strong interest in creating environments that people can interact with and enjoy. Jacqueline’s approach to design is based on a rigorous understanding of the people, the climate, the culture, and history of a place. She believes that design solutions should strive to be innovative, while also addressing the needs and concerns of our time.
Her work has garnered awards and been published internationally. She was named Young Architect of the Year by AIA Miami in 2006. She was recognized for her excellence in design as AIA Miami’s 2015 Architect of the Year, and received the Silver Award in 2017 for excellence in Design. She is on the Board of MRED for University of Miami School of Real Estate and has been an Adjunct Professor at Florida International University and University of Miami School of Architecture.