Studio ALSO is a São Paulo based design studio, working in the fields of architecture and visual design.

ALSO is the fruit of the partnership between Johan Al and Isabella Sooma. Our different educational, professional and cultural backgrounds, along with a varied set of skills and experiences, come together and complement each other–certainly making for a dynamic duo. Together, we develop tailor-made solutions, always working side by side with our clients.

 

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Johan Al

Johan began his professional career in 2009, before obtaining his Master’s degree in Architecture, Urbanism and Building Sciences at Delft University of Technology. Johan has worked as an independent architect on projects in the Netherlands and Germany, collaborated with Dutch architecture firm APTO, and took part in the Eerst de Klas traineeship, spending a year as a design teacher and increasing his project management experience with training at De Baak and projects at companies such as TNO and Siemens.

In 2013, Johan and Isabella tied the knot and Johan moved to São Paulo, Brazil, to found studio ALSO together.

johan@studio-also.com

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Isabella Sooma

Isabella’s path in the design field began in 2006, while she was still a student at both the University of São Paulo – where she got her bachelor’s degree in Audiovisual – and at Panamericana School of Art and Design – where she graduated in Graphic Design. Her professional interests, in combination with a personal inclination towards the cultural scene, led her to a web and graphic designer position at CINUSP Paulo Emílio and, later on, to Rio de Janeiro, to work as an in-house designer at Sesc: one of Brazil’s most respected cultural institutions. She has also developed a versatile portfolio as a freelancer, creating visual identities, websites and paper goods for companies in many different fields, such as veterinary, psychology, jewelry and culinary.

In 2013, Johan and Isabella tied the knot and Johan moved to São Paulo, Brazil, to found studio ALSO together.

isabella@studio-also.com