Paola Moya is the founder and chief executive officer of architecture, interiors and visual design firm Moya Design Partners. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in architecture from the Catholic University of America. At age 30, she became partner at DC’s Marshall Moya Design, working on a variety of important projects such as the Howard Theatre renovation, Audi Field, MGM National Harbor, and Chuck Brown Memorial Park.
In 2017, Paola accelerated her career and founded Moya Design Partners. MOYA’s diverse project portfolio includes Eastern Market Metro Park, housing and services for low-income families (Diane’s House) and the homeless (Downtown Day Services Center), and the new headquarters for DC’s Department of General Services (DGS). To support the firm’s goal of advancing social causes, Paola and the MOYA team has hosted Art After Dark, a charity event to support DC women and artists of color while raising funds to alleviate homelessness.
The Washington Business Journal (WBJ) has recognized Paola for several accolades, including: “Women Who Mean Business” 2020 honoree; “Power 100 Playmakers”; a top “40 Under 40” professional; and a “Minority Business Leader of the Year.”