South American Chic
Venezuelan architect Stephanie Halfen brings her talent to South Florida.
J. MICHAEL WELTONSEPTEMBER 27, 2018
Venezuela-born architect Stephanie Halfen moved to Miami in 2009 – and never looked back. Educated at Universidad Símon Bolívar in Caracas, she earned an additional degree from New York’s Parsons School of Design. She’d been teaching in Venezuela and thought she’d teach when she moved to South Florida. But then she dove into Miami’s real estate market, bought some land with her husband and designed a home for them to live in with their three children.
“I did everything: the permits, the construction documents, everything,” she says. “It was like a master’s degree.”