Hi I'm Jess!


Jessica wanted to be an architect since she attended elementary school. With a German father and a Guatemalan mother, she decided to study architecture in Guatemala City (Universidad Francisco Marroquin) and in New Orleans (Tulane University).

Once she finished her architecture studies she moved to Paris in 2005 where she has been living and working ever since.


Jessica Starey is a German-Guatemalan architect who has been living in Paris France since 2005. Being based in Paris opened Jessica the opportunity to work projects around the world.

She worked on urban and luxury residential projects in Beijing, an offices high rise building in Shanghai and a 5 stars hotel, The 7 Villas in Hangzhou https://www.relaischateaux.com/fr/chine/seven-villas.


In charge of the international branch, Jessica worked as a senior project with the contemporary architect

Edouard Francois, on large scale, mixed use​​

competitions and projects in Gurgaon India, Colombo Sri Lanka, Malmö Sweden, Marseille France, Casablanca Morocco, Versailles France, Montpellier France, Salzburg Austria and Paris France. http://www.edouardfrancois.com

Working in the Middle East and Africa has been very interesting as well. As a design manager on an upscale hotel in Algiers, an international competition in Abu Dhabi, a lifestyle hotel in Marrakech Morocco, a Club Med resort in Sinai Bay Egypt and a luxury hotel Oman.

Jessica has enriched her experience in hospitality design for over 15 years. Working on brand hearted hotels such as W Hotels and resorts, InterContinental Hotel Group, Hilton and Accor allowed her to enlarge and face the cultural challenges to implement brand design concepts into different markets and cultures


Today Jessica leads a company and a team of designers and consultants who will be able to support you on your real estate projects.

This is US....

After working as an architect, designer and project manager on large scale projects around the world, Jessica Starey founded TRACE INTERNATIONAL, design & consulting.


The company is based in Paris, France, but with the multicultural and multi-linguistic background, we can support your projects anywhere.

We provide full design services for hospitality, office, housing and retail projects. Each project tells its own story and for that we develop for each project a signature design.


We believe that art makes a difference, not only in the design, but also in the experience of users within any space. It is important to us to incorporate art in each one of our designs.  


The consultancy branch provides professional consultancy with strong management skills to support your real estate projects during any phase of your project.


Our clients

Many thanks to all our clients for the great work so far.

Looking forward to support you on your next projects.