Studio EST began as an idea in Shanghai and took shape in Bucharest in 2015.

Led by Alex Muntean, Studio EST is a collaborative network that brings together architects, urbanists, designers, engineers and other creative minds. 


We are confortable with working at both small and large scale, we look to give individuality to each project, we love to research, experiment and look for solutions in unexpected places.


Alex Muntean completed his Architecture studies at “Ion Mincu University of     Architecture and Urbanism” in Bucharest, Romania. As a student he participated in several workshops and competitions in Europe  and did a couple of internships in Asia.


After graduation he headed back to Asia (China) where he joined AZL (Atelier Zhang Lei) in 2009 and RTA Office (Santiago Paramon) in 2012. He was involved in over 20 projects from small scale to master plans, working in a broad array of programs including public, commercial, office and residential buildings and managing small international teams for selected projects.

He is certified with the Romanian Architecture Association since 2014.


Calin Lambrache

Valeriu Nicolaides

Alexandrina Remescu - Simo

Dan Andresan

Adriana Caraza

Olivia Monoranu

David Stancu

Catalin Caraza

Razvan Puchici

Ioana Moanga

Radu Matei

Alecsandru Stancu


Taichung Cultural Center RTA Office

Taichung Cultural Center RTA Office

Cicheng Small Studio AZL Architects

Taichung Cultural Center RTA Office