By Castro Design Studio

15 under 40

This year I was honored to be included in Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles’ “15 under 40 – The next wave of tastemakers who are shaping the future of Atlanta’s arts and design culture”.


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I am so very thankful to be included among these incredibly talented people!  The amazing Angela Morris took my photograph for the article.  I was a bag of nerves at the photo shoot! (Note the very empty champagne glass…for the nerves of course)


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Sejal Bhima, of Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles wrote “In an age of efficiency-based, cookie-cutter design, high-end residential designer Rodolfo Castro prefers to take a slower, more soulful approach. It all starts with custom, hand-drawn plans, each individually crafted by the Georgia Tech grad himself. Growing up in a creative household (his father was a civil engineer, his mother an interior designer), Castro’s appreciation for great, thoughtful design is palpable. Refusing to be defined by a particular style—modern and classical elements often mix comfortably in his vernacular—he does abide by one steadfast rule: “I don’t want to be the shiny new kid on the block. I strive for subtlety. You might not notice the house the first 10 times you drive past, but once you do take notice, you start to fall in love as small details begin to reveal themselves.”  You can see the entire article here.


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The best part was spending time with current and past class members at Mathew’s Furniture Galleries at a party held in our honor!

Thanks for indulging me as I share these great news with you!

All my best,

AHL’s 25 Best Kitchens of the Last 25 Years

In January of 2013 I was fortunate enough to have one of my projects featured in Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles.


You can read the article “Outside the Box” here.


Exactly one year later I opened my January issue of Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles

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and was surprised to see that my project’s kitchen had been selected for one of the “Best 25 Kitchens of the last 25 Years”!


Thank you so much for the honor!



All my best,


Coming Soon!

I have been so busy working away that I have not shared anything on the blog in ages… We have lots of exciting projects in the works, two of which have broken ground this week!  I will make sure to post progress pictures, but in the mean time, here are a few drawings upcoming projects.




A small but charming classically styled house in my neighborhood… There will be lots of site visits to this one!


This house is in a very tricky lot with a very narrow buildable area.  This produced a great plan where most of the house is only one room deep, providing lots of natural light to the interiors.


This is another great house for some great clients.  Demo started on the site yesterday, and I am very excited to see this one come to of the ground!


I was so very honored to be a part of the ground breaking ceremony for this very special house.  It is located on an incredible piece of property that literally took my breath away the first time I saw it.

I have said it many times before, but it is still true.  I am so very fortunate to be able to go to work every day and create these designs for the most wonderful people.  I am incredibly thankful to all my clients, who allow me to practice my craft and be a part of their house building journey.

All my best,