ASTVDIO is a design studio specializing in residential and interiors throughout greater Los Angeles and beyond, currently engaged in scopes of work that include new-build small lot subdivisions, new-build single family residences, additions, remodels, commercial retrofits, interior design, and design consultancy. The studio has active and completed projects in Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Rustic Canyon, Pasadena, West Hollywood, Santa Monica, Mar Vista, Del Rey, Studio City, North Hollywood, Valley Village, Brooklyn (NY), and Paris (France). ASTVDIO is run by the husband-and-wife team of Clementina Vinals and Emmet Truxes, who met while studying architecture at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design.
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CLEMENTINA VINALS, founder
Clementina is a Venezuelan architect born and raised in Caracas. She received her Bachelors of Architecture at Universidad Central de Venezuela and Università degli studi di Roma "La Sapienza" in 2008 before moving to the United States to receive her Masters of Architecture in Urban Design from Harvard University Graduate School of Design in 2012. Before founding ASTVDIO, she worked in offices across many scales and disciplines of design, including Massimiliano Fuksas in Rome, her own practice in Caracas, SWA Group in Laguna Beach, Ashe + Leandro in New York, and Beyer Blinder Belle in NYC.
EMMET TRUXES, founder
Emmet received a Master in Architecture I from Harvard University Graduate School of Design in 2013 and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Princeton University in 2006. Prior to founding ASTVDIO, he worked for Nastasi Architects in Hoboken, DCPP Arquitectos in Mexico City, and studioMDA in NYC. In addition, he is the creator of brooklyncartoons, a cartoon account on Instagram that focuses on millennial culture. His first book "You Look Better Online" was published by Abrams Books in October 2017.