Alexia Cocolas the principal Architect at stoa has thirteen years of experience within architectural practice. Prior to qualifying in 2001 she worked for various architectural practices in South Africa and in London, England. Alexia joined Urban Solutions Architects and Urban Designers in 2003 and was there until mid 2010 at which point she was a junior partner. The work that she undertook included the design and management of architectural projects within both residential and commercial spheres. Over the last few years she has been involved in the project management of building conversions from commercial space to residential apartments in the Johannesburg city centre, the management of large scale, integrated residential projects, student housing as well as the design and management of construction of individual houses in various parts of the country. In 2010 she opened stoa, studio for architecture.