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The Best Architects in the Philippines

From residential to commercial projects, these architects are changing the world by creating a better and brighter environment.
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ILLUSTRATOR BIANCA PAPA
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RAMON ANTONIO


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CHITO ANTONIO


Key Projects: Rustan's Our Very Own and the Malacañang Premier Guesthouse

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ISABEL ASUNCION


Firm: Asuncion-Berenguer, Inc. Key Projects: Solenad, Discovery Shores Boracay Spa, De La Salle University’s Henry Sy, Sr. Hall

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LARA FERNANDEZ BARRIOS


Firm: Larawan Ink Key Projects: Wildflour, Purple Yam, Pink's Hotdogs, Mighty Quinn's, Farmacy, and Islas Pinas

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BETTINA BONOAN


Key Projects: Casa Roces

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JASON BUENSALIDO


Firm: Buensalido + Architects Key Projects: Nuvali Clubhouse, Chef’s Table by Chef Bruce Lim Awards: The Pinakamagandang Bahay sa Balat ng Lupa

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CARLO CALMA


Firm: Carlo Calma Consultancy, Inc. Key Projects: Vask and Mesa Awards: Global Architecture & Design Awards 2019

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ED CALMA


Firm: Lor Calma and Partners Key Projects: De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, School of Design and Arts, Serendra Bridge, Mind Museum, Univers, Homme et Femme, and Clipp Center Awards: Sub-Zero Wolf Kitchen Design Contest, UNI Award, Philippine Pavillion Expo 2005, Progressive Architecture Awards

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J. CALMA


Firm: Jose Calma Development Corporation


GIL COSCOLLUELA AND GARY COSCOLLUELA


Firm: WV Coscolluela & Associates Key Projects: Joya Towers & Lofts and The Grand Midori in Makati

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LIZA MORALES CRESPO


Firm: Liza Crespo Ecotecture Key Projects: Parish of the Risen Christ, Green Pastures, Alab, Shop LCP, Bo's Coffee Headquarters, and Public Safety Savings and Loan Association Inc. Building

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DENISE DE CASTRO


Firm: DEQA Design Collaborative Key Projects: Hyve and Toby’s Estate Greenhills Awards: Architizer A+Awards 2019

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ED LEDESMA


Firm: Leandro V. Locsin Partners Key Projects: CCP Theater for the Performing Arts and Philippine Stock Exchange Plaza Tower One Awards: CNBC International Property Awards

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DAN LICHAUCO


Firm: Archion Architects Key Projects: Asian Hospital, Ospital ng Makati, Medical City, CCA Student Center, NAC Tower Lobby, and the Ateneo de Manila School of Management and the Medical City Awards: Haligi ng Dangal Awards

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ANDY LOCSIN


Firm: Leandro V. Locsin Partners Key Projects: Ayala Tower One Awards: International Property Awards

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MONIQUE ALBERT LOPEZ


Firm: M.Cal Architecture & Design Key Projects: 10 Acacia Place, Tres Palmas Taguig, Gino's Brick Oven Pizza, and Cello's Awards: Asia Pacific Property Award for Architecture of Multiple Residences

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GELO MAÑOSA


Firm: Mañosa & Co, Inc., A. Mañosa + Architects Key Projects: Ylang Lane and Tagô Awards: Metrobank Art & Design Excellence

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J. ANTONIO MENDOZA


Firm: J. Antonio Mendoza Design Consultants Key Projects: People's Palace, Sala Bistro, and Two Roxas Triangle

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EMMANUEL MIÑANA


Firm: Emmanuel A. Miñana Architects Key Projects: Sta. Elena's Villa Marina, 1996 APEC Summit Presidential Villas, Accenture, Cemex, TAO Corporation, Banco Santander, Philippine Seven Corporation, Madrigal and Company, Avon, Korea Telecom, The Philippine Stock Exchange, and Lopez Sugar Corporation Awards: Haligi ng Dangal Awards and ASEAN Committee on Culture and Information Award for Excellence in Architecture

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Ramirez Residence
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ANTHONY NAZARENO


Firm: Nazareno + Guerrero Design Consultancy Key Projects: Kennedy Street Residence and Cattleya Street Residence

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CONRAD ONGLAO


Firm: CT Onglao Architects Inc. Key Projects: Balesin Island Club and El Nido Resort’s Pangalusian Island

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JUN PALAFOX


Firm: Palafox Associates Key Projects: SM China, Rockwell Center, and Santa Elena Golf Course Community Awards: BCI Asia Top 10 Architects 2005-2013 and Gusi Peace Prize

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ROYAL PINEDA


Firm: Budji + Royal Architecture + Design Key Projects: Kenneth Cobonpue Cebu Home and Qi Wellness Tagaytay Awards: 

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ANA ROCHA


Firm: Rocha Design Group

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ANNA SY


Firm: C|S Architecture Key Projects: Net Lima, Net Park, and Silverlens Galleries Awards: International Property Awards

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ALFRED WIENEKE


Key Projects: Txanton and M Dining, Bar M

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JORGE YULO


Firm: Jorge Yulo Architects & Associates Key Projects: Hacienda Sta. Elena, Lusso, and Mecha Uma Awards: The Architecture MasterPrize

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