Jason took up architecture at the University of San Carlos in Cebu City and apprenticed at one of the most renowned architectural firms in the country, Palafox Associates. Whilst there he was assigned to the masterplanning and architecture studios where he was exposed to various large scale residential, commercial, and mixed-use projects.
After completing his apprenticeship in 2012, he took the national board examinations for Architecture where he placed 5th overall. In 2014, he founded Visionary Studio Architects (VSA) with the intent of creating a better understanding for architecture in his hometown. In less than 5 years since its founding, VSA now boasts a wide portfolio of projects that will undoubtedly create a positive impact on its surrounding environment.
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Ivy had most of her working experience outside the country. She has worked in many well-known companies where she has served in Human Resource and Office Administration.
With a passion for both science and art, Brian stands by Doxiadis who said the creation of a better way of living creates better architecture. He is deeply analytical and is always open to different perspectives.
Even at a young age, Quen has always been deeply interested in both technical and creative subjects. She always seeks the best quality work from her team, earnestly contributing to the company's achievements.
REGGIE MONTE DE RAMOS
Reggie credits Dan Brown novels in sparking his love for architecture. A recipient of many awards - including Best Thesis, Reggie is also an excellent leader, holding several positions even in his university days.
The power and curse to immortalize an idea is what allured Sarah to become a licensed architect, master plumber and real estate broker. Her determination to succeed shows in the passion she puts into every project.
Lilian regards beautiful architecture as works of art. This lovely, quick witted girl is adept in site construction and embodies Vitruvius' principles of Firmatis, Utilitas and Venustas even in her own life.
Milo holds architecture as sacred as food that serves to satisfy the body, mind and soul. Just as there are different cuisines, there are various styles of architecture that should all be designed with user-experience in mind.
A past College Council president, Audrey seeks a deeper understanding of the interaction between humans and their built environment. Even on the smallest scale, she designs to be meaningful yet highly functional.
Irvin lives by his favorite quote, "Less is More". His path in architecture started from simple scaled models he would make in high school and has since developed into a well-rounded proficiency in design.
Kyle’s passion for architecture stems from his desire for a superior built environment. Currently, he serves as the creative director of UAPGA Cebu, an organization that provides seminars to architecture graduates.
Chloe seeks to add value to the lives of those around her though purposeful and meaningful work in the field of architecture. This philosophy has led her to garner the Best Thesis award in college and continues to drive her passion for design.
Innovation and new technology inspire Von to pursue architecture. He believes adapting and embracing change to any circumstance are very important in both professional and personal aspects of his life.
Marc has always been mesmerized by the beauty and grandeur of iconic structures around the world. He believes learning and converging with different individuals results in an amelioration that is essential in architecture.
Mar likes to keep himself on his toes. Outside his comfort zone is where he learns and progresses naturally. It was actually on a whim that he pursued architecture but he hasn't had any regrets since then.
Katrina wants to make the world a better place by creating a connection between man and the built environment. She served as President of UAPSA Silliman Chapter by taking goals head on and maximizing work efficiency.
Jonah previously served 8 years as a Secretary in a duly-licensed recruitment agency in Manila. She may be a quiet and shy type of person but she is always up to the challenge in times of adversity.
A jack-of-all trades, Gigi has experience in numerous fields and is not one to be taken for granted. She is family-oriented and fiercely supportive of the people close to her.
Every single day, Johnrey improves the lives of those around him. With his constant positivity and dependability, Johnrey is an example that great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.
INITIAL SCHEMATIC DESIGN
During this initial stage we use the set of requirements furnished by the client, and other pertinent data; such as the orientation of the site, vantage points and view points, the general context of where the project is to be built, and an evaluation of the project goals, to come up with a preliminary design that we think will best suit this project. We then present this to the client for approval.
DEVELOPMENT OF APPROVED SCHEMATIC DESIGN
Once the schematic design has been approved, we then proceed by developing the chosen design in more detail. We will now discuss more precise requirements such as specific sizes of areas, as well as recommend the set of materials and specifications for the project.
PRODUCTION OF DETAILED DOCUMENTS
Once the final design has been approved, we then proceed with the creation of construction documents (or blueprints). Together with the Structural, Electrical, Mechanical, and Sanitary engineers, we will now proceed to create the detailed set of working drawings necessary to achieve our intended design. These drawings will also be required in the procurement of building permits and will be the basis upon which the contractor will prepare his quotation.
During this stage we will make sure to produce a detailed set of drawings so as to come up with a fixed construction cost. The more detailed these drawings are, the more accurate the contractor’s quote will be, thereby minimizing any added or hidden costs.
Once the construction documents have been prepared, we may now proceed with bidding the project to select contractors. We can aide you in this process by analyzing bids presented by the contractor so as to select a winning bidder with the best price and quality.
During the Construction phase, our job becomes to ensure that the design we’ve made with our client is executed faithfully by the contractor. This will include periodic site visits to ensure that the work is proceeding on schedule and to address any issues the contractor might have with the building plans.
We will conduct a final inspection identifying items to be included in the punch list for the contractor to rectify. Once the contractor has rectified all the remaining items, the project will be ready for turnover and occupation.
ARCHITECT/ DESIGNER / APPRENTICE
As a member of our team, you will be exposed to the various stages of design and construction. From inception to building occupancy, you will be tasked with responsibilities required of an architect/ apprentice such as the creation of 3d models and renderings, the production of construction documents, and the supervision of the various projects you will handle.
Humble, Hungry to Learn, and Passionate. First and foremost, these are the qualities we look for when searching for new members to join our team.
– Candidate must posses at least a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture
– Knowledgeable in preparation and coordination of working drawings
– Has a good grasp on the principles of planning and design
– Proficient in CAD and other related programs, knowledge on BIM is preferred
– Proficient in Google SketchUp
– Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop, Coreldraw, 3Ds max, and other rendering programs is a plus
– Able to work under pressure with minimal supervision
– Is a Fast learner, Self-motivated, and is vocal about contributing his/her own ideas
– Applicants with previous work experience is a plus but fresh graduates are welcome to apply
If you have attachments such as your CV or portfolio of work, kindly email them to [email protected]