Javier Marten Herrero
Javier Marten is the Lead Designer of Marten Landscape & Associates, a firm dedicated to landscape architecture and the planning of commercial, hospitality and private projects. He graduated from the Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture at Louisiana State University in 1996, where he was awarded the Thesis Certificate of Excellence. He has completed additional coursework at The Tulane University School of Architecture, The University of Central America (Costa Rica), and The Bartlett School of Architecture and Planning.
Before establishing the firm Marten Landscape in San Jose Costa Rica in 1999, Marten worked with Linda Tycher & Associates (Dallas, Texas), Ecoscape, and Tutt Renovation and Development (Miami Beach, Florida).
Marten specializes in commercial hospitality and residential projects. He has been in charge of emblematic projects such as the Trump Ocean Club (Panama), Ocean Reef Islands (Panama), Hotel Camaleón ( Puerto Viejo, CR), Hotel Tryp (San Jose, CR), Nativa Resort (Puntarenas, CR), Caribbean World Monastir (Tunisia), Bundchen house (Playa Santa Teresa, CR), and Aura-Soma Headquarters (Belford, England).
Additionally, Marten is a creative artist. In 2011 he attended a summer course taught by Larry Poons at The Art Student League of New York, NY, and in 2004 he participated in the Urban Landscape and Public Works seminars at the I.F.L.A. (International Federation of Landscape Architects) World Congress in the city of Taipei, Taiwan. He returned to the IFLA World Congress in 2009 (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), to participate in the seminar “Green Infrastructure: High Performance Landscapes.” Javier has published extensively and has received several awards. For his design of the pools at Nativa Resort he received the 2007 Master Pool Guild Award, the GOLD Semi-Public Pool Award, The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals 2007 Award for Excellence in the category of “International Nonresidential,” and for his work at the Aura-Soma Headquarters he received the Maranta Prize in the category of “Project Proposals” at the 2008 Architecture Bienal.
EXPOSICIONES 2011- Aquí & Ahora. Forum I. DesPacio/ Bodega 02. Costa Rica
Daniella Baltodano Lapeira:
Designer Daniella Baltodano Lapeira is a graduate from Universidad de Costa Rica, where she received a Masters in Landscape and Site Design from the School of Architecture, after completing her B.A. in Biology. In her pursuit of a creative life, she has complemented her studies by mastering the art of goldsmithing.
Baltodano started her early work in landscape at Urban Design South, and in 2009 joined Marten Landscape & Associates where she has worked in design, master planning, and construction inspection of landscaping projects.
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