Maria Del Rocio Mendoza Refosco

Rocio was born and raised in Mendoza, Argentina. Raised by an architect and an engineer, she grew up on job sites and amidst blueprints, always curious and asking questions about construction. She decided to complement the skill set she had developed throughout her life with a formal education.

Architecture has always been her passion. The more she learned, the more she wanted to know. Rocio sees architecture as a lifestyle, not just a job. On any given day, you can find her enthusiastically discussing the characteristics of buildings with anyone who will listen. She is particularly passionate about modern and postmodern architecture, drawing inspiration from luminaries like Le Corbusier, Frank Lloyd Wright, Daniel Libeskind, and Zaha Hadid.

Rocio graduated in 2019 with a double major in Architecture and Urbanism from the University of Mendoza. Her studies encompassed not only the traditional exterior and interior aspects of buildings but also how spaces are experienced and lived in. During her last year of school, she completed a diploma in architectural phenomenology, a discipline that emphasizes human experience, background, intention, historical reflection, interpretation, and poetic considerations. She had the privilege of studying under the guidance of world-renowned architects, including Eliana Bormida, Luis Longhi, and Cristian Boza.

Rocio's first encounter with Tahoe was for skiing. She spent her college years working as a ski instructor in various countries, transitioning between hemispheres and living in winter for six years. After graduating and working in her home country as an independent architect and interior designer, her love for Tahoe drew her back to the United States. In 2021, she joined MWA, where she currently serves as a designer and drafter.

In her free time, you can find her skiing, practicing various aerial arts, painting or traveling to new places in search of more inspiration and "cool buildings."

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I've been remiss in not sending this note to you sooner. My office and family duties have been intense. That said, I am so please to take this time to reflect on my experiences working with you and your incredible team at MWA. Of course, you've heard me say a million times -- it's all about the attention to detail. That held true for the architecture for our home without a doubt. When it comes to interior design though...it's where we actually do our LIVING! Your skills in this area were exemplary for a number of reasons:

1) You worked so well with me -- a particularly detail oriented person -- with great aplomb. You composure, ideas, flare, responsiveness and follow-up were at the top of your profession;

2) Importantly, your record keeping, budget-tracking and related skills were essential to getting our home completed without a hitch;

3) There were no "stress point"! You possess and nearly unique ability to manage well under the pressure of not only me...but the contractor, vendors, journeymen and so many others that spoke volumes about your ability to DEAL WITH ALL SPORTS OF PERSONALITIES. There were a few of those -- huh?

My overarching comment about working with you Morgan was that, in the end, we created a legacy project TOGETHER. We are so pleased with our home in Tahoe and it would not have been the same if we hadn't worked with you.
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