Sonia Iceland

Welcome to Layoutlines Design Studio. As a British chartered Architect and Senior Lecturer in Interior Architecture, I have experience working with students, clients and design teams on many projects from competition entries, Residential and Commercial projects to NGO work. I offer a range of services from Initial Design Consultations (Concept Development), Layout Drawings and Models, to Planning Applications (UK only), Interior Design, Graphics, web design and presentation drawings. I also teach at-home workshops, online tutorials and offer a sketching walking-tour of Reykjavik (coming soon). 

Architectural Model


  • Initial Design Consultations
  • Concept Development
  • Layout Drawings
  • General Design Advice (via email)

Architectural Plan


  • Planning Applications (UK only)
  • Residential + Commercial Projects
  • Interior Design
  • Presentation Drawings (2D + 3D)

Architectural Elevation


  • Hand Illustrations
  • Computer Renders (Photoshop)
  • Mood Boards
  • 3D Physical Models

Interior Mood Board


  • Website Design
  • e-commerce (online shop)
  • Video Editing
  • Social Media Graphics


teaching + tutorial work

As a Visiting Academic I offer a range of Lectures, Workshops, Tutorials and Class Discussions for students to participate in. You can download my Academic Bio here (2016-7). Please note that Lectures, Workshops and Class Discussions are delivered in person and Tutorials are available online. I'm based in Reykjavik, Iceland but travel back to the UK often. If you are a student looking for portfolio, design project or dissertation assistance please see below or contact me.


student testimonials

It really helped me to talk to Sonia about my portfolio, she pointed out things that worked and tips on how to make something stand out better through layouts. Our meeting was really nice and casual, kinda like meeting a friend for a coffee and a chat. I definitely recommend getting in touch with her for advice about your portfolio.
— Inga Hildur, Iceland
She has a lot of great ideas about how to put together and present your portfolio, and I appreciate her upbeat and encouraging tone.
— Rachel M, USA
Really helped me with my Architecture portfolio, and made me more confident on my body of work, whilst inspiring me on what else I should create. Furthermore has great tips on interview prep.
— Ardiana Gashi, UK
This was a wonderful class to view. I felt so lost at the words “create a portfolio” but now I have a better grip to start mine!
— Delia Williams



Sonia opens the doors of her studio and welcomes you to a series of casual, creative workshops from her home studio in central Reykjavik. These workshops are a great way to learn a new skill, with old or new friends, and take home your finished artwork. All workshop include essential materials which you can take away and practice until you’re a pro. There's tea and coffee, and often a scone too!! 



# Reykjavik Sketcher

coming soon...