Jason took up architecture at the University of San Carlos-Cebu and went on to work at Palafox Associates, one of the premier architectural firms in the country. In 2012, he took the licensure exam for architecture and placed 5th overall.
In the years since its founding, he has led VSA through a wide range of projects of various typologies and scales; constantly pushing both himself and the team to never settle for just “good enough”. A designer at heart, Jason believes that every problem can be solved by good and intentional design. His pragmatic yet critical approach often yields results that are both creative and highly functional. As an architect, he espouses that in order to improve our built environment we must learn to do more with less and aspire to create design solutions that are innovative, inventive, and not wasteful.
Over the years, Jason has also continued his professional education by gaining certifiication as a BERDE professional while also taking short courses such as the MIT Design Thinking program which he completed in 2020. He also regularly participates as a guest speaker in academic and professional forums where he provides his insights and perspective as an architect and practitioner of the new generation.
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.
Having nearly a decade of experience, Marvin is a seasoned professional in the field. His interests in how buildings are made and how the parts fit together as a whole inspire him up to this day. He believes that trust and mutual respect are essential aspects to any project. He devotes his free time to taking care of the plants and animals in his home, as well as various DIY projects and researching on the latest space-saving furniture solutions.
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.
His curiosity for how buildings were built and planned inspired him to pursue Architecture. He believes in Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s philosophy “Less is More.” Jur is fond of drawing and biking during his leisure time.
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.
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.
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.
Inspired by her loved ones to pursue a degree in architecture, Nicole is the type of person who doesn’t hesitate to seek out new opportunities for growth. Initiative and dedication are qualities that contribute to her excelling as a former university leader and current professional in the field.
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.
Kia’s interests in world building, history and problem solving inspired her to take up Architecture. She is always keen in solving a problem and research. Her life philosophy is to always treat others with respect and that mistakes are only opportunity for growth.
Eur is fascinated with small house renovations which led her to take up Architecture and eventually a Master’s Degree in Interior Architecture. She believes that nothing is permanent and that Architecture evolves along with the unceasing development of new technologies.
Manuel continues to pursue architecture because of its ability to make a space feel more than what it is and adding value to the existing environment. He appreciates design in all aspects of life and believes that it is in the details that good design can be achieved. He works toward coming up with deliberate architectural solutions that will shape communities and impact lives for more generations to come. In his free time, he likes to involve himself in any activity that sparks competition such as various sports and video games.
From an early age, Peter has always had a passion for the arts, engaging himself in activities such as painting, sketching, and designing structures. He later realized that design gives him the satisfaction of being able to express his thoughts without having to say a word. A plant enthusiast and self-made environmentalist, he believes that some of the best solutions are those inspired by nature.
Chloe seeks to add value to the lives of those around her through 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.
Shan’s many travels to different places sparked her interest and encouraged her to pursue a career in architecture. In every project she handles, she always strives to put in her best effort, with a sprinkle of optimism. Shan is never afraid to make mistakes since she believes they are only learning opportunities that will contribute to future success. In her free time, she enjoys fun activities with friends like badminton and video games.
Taking Fine Arts classes in high school opened the doors for Josh to pursue architecture in college. He later fell in love with the designing and found how it gives meaning to the art he creates. Goal-oriented and driven, this mindset has led him to receive the 3rd best thesis award in school and continues to push him to work hard today. He lives by Peter Zumthor’s philosophy that “architecture must be experienced firsthand.” A foodie at heart, he enjoys trying out new restaurants, cafes, and pubs in the city. He also enjoys reading in his spare time.
Janine has always been fascinated with the design and experience one feels upon entering a space. She believes in architecture that takes careful consideration of the environment and promotes local craft and artistry. A mind filled with endless ideas and solutions, she enjoys other creative pursuits such as photography, cooking, sketching, painting, and sculpting.
With her multi-varied job experience, Celene has managed to participate in many events and meet people from different walks of life. It has taught her how to handle herself whenever she is around associates, especially as a self-confessed introvert. Responsible and accountable with every task that she is given, she practices good stewardship. She enjoys cooking, baking, and arts and crafts in her free time.