About

PAPERCRANE is an architecture & design studio which was born out of the desire to design and create thoughtful objects and projects of different scales and functions that enrich one another.  Papercrane is inspired by the art of origami where simple pieces of paper are transformed into stunning creations through the combination of ingenious design, mindful practice of craft and tradition, and a thorough understanding of material and assembly.

EVA SCHONE, a german native, lived and worked in several large European cities such as Paris, Milan, and Berlin before immigrating to the United States in 1998.  She calls Austin home since 2006. A registered architect, Eva is working with the award-winning firm Hurt Partners Architects and she recently joined the University of Texas School of Architecture as adjunct faculty teaching a second year design studio. She received her Master’s in Architecture from the University of South Florida, graduating first in her class.  She gained valuable design and project management experience in the Sarasota office of Carl Abbott, FAIA, an architecture practice continuing the tradition of the mid-century modern movement of the Sarasota School of Architecture. Eva has worked as a project architect on mixed-use developments, commercial and civic projects and private residences. Due to her love for design as well as her desire to give back to the community, Eva co-founded AIA Design Voice, a community action group of the American Institute of Architects with the mission to enable the greater design community to collaborate with community organizations.