MEET OUR TEAM

JASON CHUA
Principal Architect

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 6 years since its founding, VSA now boasts a wide portfolio of projects that will undoubtedly create a positive impact on its surrounding environment.

 


LIONEL TORRE
Studio Manager

Lionel considers architecture to be a prestigious career that is engaged in a variety of fields. He's critical to details, and strives to produce work that he’s content with, since he believes that his output is a reflection of himself.

 


BRIAN PERANDOS
Design Head

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.


JURAND EDPAN
Technical Head

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.


SARAH ALBURA
HR Officer/ Senior Architect

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 FLORES
BIM Manager

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 TEVES
Junior Architect

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.


NICOLE TENORIO
Junior Architect

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.


VON GUMBOC
Junior Architect

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.


KATHERINE PEQUE
Junior Architect

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.


EUREKA QUIJANO
Junior Architect

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 SIAOTONG
Junior Architect

Manuel has always been mesmerized by the ability of Architecture to create and shape the environment for a better future. He believes in the philosophy "form follows function" but does not mind a little "razzle dazzle" in his works.


LOLITA BOLDO
Accounting Head

Lolita believes that when you are passionate in what you do, you are a step closer to your goal. She is a nature lover and enjoys sports.


JONAH ROBLE
Administrative Assistant

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.


CHARISS LIM
Executive Assistant

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.


JOHNREY ALGONES
Support Staff

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.

PROCESS

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.

PROJECT BIDDING

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.

CONSTRUCTION SUPERVISION

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.

PROJECT TURNOVER

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.