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Sarco Architects Costa Rica
Bespoke Vacation Luxury Homes for International Clients

At SARCO Architects, we help international clients realize their dream home projects in Costa Rica, Panama, Nicaragua & The Caribbean. Over the past decade we have focused on giving our clients personal service, and excellence in providing great design, high standards in documentation, and the best in technology and visuals to our clients from all over the world.

As Costa Rica’s international appeal increases more foreigners become interested in building their vacation home or investment property, but are wary of how to navigate the process of building abroad. We design tropical, modern, environmentally friendly homes, embracing amazing visual tools, virtual building and web based communication to help them build their dream home without the hassle. Our clients keep on with their daily life and business without adding stress when making their dream abroad a reality.

SARCO Architects Costa Rica is the only architectural firm in the region with now a total of Six Design Awards by the coveted International Property Awards, in London, UK. The three most recent awards were received for our design of a luxury residential resort project in the Dominican Republic. Amongst these new accolades we received a nomination to the World’s Finals and were recipients of the “Best Leisure Architecture Caribbean 2017-2018”, as the best project in the entire Caribbean region. Our awards include “5-Star, Best Architecture Single Residence Costa Rica” in two occasions, and most recently awards for “5-Star, Best Leisure Architecture Dominican Republic”. We have now received design awards for our work in Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic, being award winners in two different regions. These awards represent international recognition to the talent, quality, and attention to detail that we dedicate to every one of our projects and gives us great pride and motivation to always improve what we do.

Be sure to check out our free “Guide to Building your Home in Costa Rica”, full of valuable insight to build your home abroad.

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We have limited spots for a free 45-minute consultation with Roderick Anderson, our CEO & Design Director.  Have any questions about how to get your project started?  Click here to select a suitable time and book your call.


Thinking of your next project? Our project planning pack will give you a firm roadmap of how to get your bearings together and plan your next successful project. Click here to download your free planning pack.

Design-Building your dreams into reality

Project Management Web Platform

At Sarco Architects Costa Rica our goal is to provide our clients with design excellence tied with an enjoyable experience. With clients from all over the world, effective communication tools become essential for us to provide our clients with this experience.
As part of our services, we provide you with web-based project hub where we concentrate all project communication and exchange. Available for use on any web browser, or from your favorite Apple iPhone or iPad, or your Android phone. Clients are fully informed and involved, and interact from anywhere in the world from the device in the palm of your hand.

Design-Build on Select Projects

As a full-fledged construction company, SARCO Architects Costa Rica also provides construction services to select projects. With over 20 years of construction experience, we bring a pragmatic and problem-solving approach to our designs. Our philosophy is that good architecture is much more than a beautiful design. Excellence comes from an integrated approach where we find solutions to how things look, how they work, and how they are effective to build. On select projects we will provide our clients with a turn-key solution from design to handing over the keys. We also provide Construction Management services to projects built with other contractors.


We are experts in the use of BIM (Building Information Modeling) technology, and bring a huge benefit of true fully interactive visualization to our designs. Our clients never need to say “I didn’t understand that on the plans”, because they are capable of fully exploring and visualizing their design before they sign off on it. As many firms are just starting out to explore current technologies, SARCO Architects Costa Rica works exclusively in BIM for over 14 years. Our CEO & Design Director has been invited as Keynote Speaker at several international conferences and SARCO is considered one of the best firms in Latin America in the expert application of BIM Technology for architectural design.

Quick links to some of our most recent work below:

As a very brief summary of my experience in our project, I can express that I am very pleased with SARCO’s professionalism in customer orientation, design, planning, and execution. The key question of course is – would I recommend my best friends to contract SARCO for their project? And the answer is… Yes, definitely!

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We initially worried about building our dream house in a developing country over 2,000 miles away from NY. But after having worked with Roderick and his team we can wholeheartedly say that Sarco has certainly turned our dreams into reality. Roderick has mastered every challenge and delivered a first-class home that fulfills and even surpasses our highest expectations.


Michael Koch· New York, NY

Roderick is a master in the use of interactive technology. Designing with the use of leading edge interactive 3D software is a fun family project. Bridging the distance between New York and Costa Rica is a breeze.

Rudy and Mary Ann Adolf

About SARCO Architects

Sarco Architects is a firm dedicated to providing architectural services to international clientele for their projects in Costa Rica and Panama. At Sarco we believe in providing each of our clients with utmost excellence in our design work, our technical work, our drawing development and coordination, and most important a premiere customer service. In the end, the goal is to make your project be easier and more efficient to build, with reduced changes and no margin for error.

Building Your Home in Costa Rica

Building a residence abroad can seem like a complex and frightening roadblock for those who haven’t been through it before.

You may be wondering: Will my project get approved? What preparation do I need to take in order to not end up as some of the horror stories around? How much time will the house take? What do I need to do to make sure my project gets approved in the shortest amount of time possible?

And most importantly: what are they key, critical steps I need to take to ensure that my entire project is a success?

We at SARCO Architects have created a 2-part guide, to help answer these questions – and more.