The Netherlands

West 8 urban design & landscape architecture b.v.

Nico Koomanskade 1021
3072 LM Rotterdam
The Netherlands

+31 (0) 10 485 5801

Belgium

West 8 Brussels urban design & landscape architecture bvba

Waaienberg 123
1745 Opwijk
Belgium

+31 (0) 10 485 5801

United States

West 8 urban design & landscape architecture p.c.

2133 Arch Street, Suite 101
Philadelphia, PA 19103
United States of America

+1 347 371 2252

Sofia Charro

Project Lead

Sofia Charro specializes in resilient, climate-adaptive, and performative landscapes that protect and connect communities to their environment. As a project lead at West 8, she plays a key role in strategic thinking and working culture amongst the offices and ongoing projects. She contributes to a wide range of projects, including large-scale masterplans, waterfronts, and campus designs within urban environments. Sofia fosters interdisciplinary, collaborative spirit and (eco-)sensitive approaches to design, embracing strategic cultural awareness in combination with performative natural environments.

Sofia has worked on a range of local and international projects across all stages, from concept to execution. Sofia played a critical role in The Stacks Development in Washington DC, a walkable community-centric public realm design that is expected to be completed by 2025. In addition, she has recently led the team in developing a new vision for the 8.5 km of waterfront along the Uruguay River in PaysandĂș. In parallel, Sofia leads a variety of innovative large-scale masterplan projects in Silicon Valley. She is focused on developing a science-based framework for adaptation and envisioning a new way of work-life for highly innovative firms.

Sofia is a licensed architect from the Professional Council of Architecture and Urbanism in Argentina (CEPAU) and completed her studies at the University of Buenos Aires and the Polytechnic University of Madrid. As part of a collective effort inside and outside the workplace, Sofia works to amplify Latinx voices within our landscape architecture community. She was recently featured in the Landscape Architecture Foundation perspectives interview series.

10 Years Experience
Licenced Architect, Professional Council of Architecture and Urbanism in Argentina (CEPAU)
Masters of Architecture, University of Buenos Aires; Erasmus Program, Politecnica de Madrid

Featured Projects
The Stacks, Washington DC, USA
Google Green Link, California, USA
Google Downtown West Mixed Use Plan, California, USA
PaysandĂș Waterfront Masterplan, Uruguay