Studio Europa 



Resource Partner and Collaborator with Clients and Industry Peers

Studio Europa LEICHT is San Diego’s exclusive LEICHT dealer. We are a full service firm offering our valued clients the full range of LEICHT products as well as a menu of supporting services to choose from. Our experienced team is ready to collaborate and support you at any stage of your renovation- from planning and design, to remodel and installation. Our design professionals are ready to listen and help bring your vision to life.

Markus Zaugg & Eva Clemens


Eva & Markus learned the custom woodworking and cabinetry trade in Europe over 25 years ago and at Studio Europa they have built a team of highly skilled craftspeople with years of training in the art of fine woodworking.

Eva Clemens

  • 4 year Swiss cabinet making degree

  • BFA Interior Design, Design Institute of San Diego

  • Co-founder, CFO & Principal Designer at Studio Europa 

Markus Zaugg

  • 4 year Swiss cabinet making degree

  • Licensed general contractor since 1999

  • Co-founder, President, general contractor at Studio Europa

Eva Clemens

Co-Founder, CFO & Principal Designer

After 30+ years in the industry, Eva lovingly calls her business the ‘never-ending class she is taking’… She is enjoying design and working with clients just as when she first started. But her experience helps clients break down a scary and overwhelming process into small and easily manageable steps to reach their ultimate goal: Good design, functionality, proportion, material choices that relate to their life-style and working with in their budget.

On days off, Eva loves yoga, skiing and playing tennis where, in 1992 she proudly lost to Martina Hingis in a Swiss Tournament! She loves live music and pursues painting, all without a brush. Using objects to spread Acrylics across a canvas, one layer at a time, seeing what reveals itself, and knowing when to stop, never ceases to get old.

Markus Zaugg

Co-Founder, President & General Contractor

After moving to San Diego from Switzerland in 1998, Markus broke into the industry as an installer, then kitchen design and sales at Home Depot Expo. In 2001 he met Eva, secured his state contractor's license, and they opened a custom cabinetry shop together called Studio Europa. Shortly thereafter, Markus and Eva were introduced to LEICHT and opened San Diego's exclusive LEICHT dealership. 

When Markus isn't taking on LEICHT multi-unit projects, you'll find him doing yoga, biking, or snowboarding. He enjoys going home to Switzerland once a year to spend time with family and friends. 


Debra Diaz

Project Coordinator

Debra Diaz manages project coordination for Studio Europa LEICHT. Debra comes to us from Texas with 10 years of experience as an Office Manager with 4 years at a Restoration Company and some 6 years with a General Contractor focusing on Fire and Water Restoration. She enjoys working with customers and providing the assurance needed and keeping them up to date with their project as this is typically a wonderful but stressful time

Some of Debra’s hobbies include reading, enjoying outdoor activities, especially now here in San Diego with her two dogs, Roxie and Canelo.

Kara Joy

Associate Designer

Kara Joy recently joined the Studio Europa team coming from LEICHT USA corporate in Irvine where she specialized in Technical German Kitchen design. She is a graduate of Boston Architectural College where she earned her certificate in Kitchen and Bath Design, as well as earning her BFA in Architectural design from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

She has lived in Turkey, Philippines, and Russia, giving her great exposure to other cultures, enjoys practicing and teaching yoga and is falling in love with San Diego.


Roman Kotelenets

European Cabinetmaker / LEICHT Installer

Roman comes to us with over 10 years of experience installing European and custom cabinetry. He also has worked in other areas of construction including electrical, plumbing, framing, and general construction supervision. His education includes a 4-year technical degree in Electrical-HVAC, as well as Quality Assurance software testing.

Roman enjoys fishing, bike riding, and is dedicated to raising a wonderful family. We are excited to have Roman join the Studio Europa Leicht Team.

Nathan Gonzalez

LEICHT Installer

Nathan comes to us with over six years of experience in home remodeling and cabinet installation.  In addition, He also has experience in cabinet building, finish carpentry, electrical, and plumbing.  Originally Nathan went to school for fine art and graphic design, but since has turned his creative eye and attention to detail to mastering his craft at Studio Europa.


Nathan enjoys backpacking, snowboarding, and spending time with his wife. He also loves experiencing all of what San Diego has to offer.


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