Makati is located in the National Capital Region of the Philippines and is an urban and financial centre. It is one of the most developed cities in the Philippines and is known for its skyscrapers, restaurants, shopping malls and entertainment hubs. The area is a business district and home to people from diverse communities, cultures and socio-economic backgrounds. Due to its business development, the city is also densely populated. 

Re-thinking The Future is a global platform for architecture and design. RTF along with our authors has curated a list of top architecture firms in various cities across the globe. Please note that the names are arranged in alphabetical order and are not ranked in any manner.

Aidea Incorporated

Scope of services: Architecture, Residential, Housing, Commercial.
Types of Built Projects: House, Apartment, office, World Plaza, Tower.
Locations of Built Projects: Makati, Taguig, Cebu
Style of work: Use of technology
Website: www.aidea.com.ph

Aidea’ comes from the phrase, “a idea ad esse”, which means, “from ideas to reality” Your objectives and strategies are their impetus for providing integrated design and technology solutions, the enrichment of life and the industry, their inspiration.

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Mandani Bay _©www.aidea.com.ph

Archion Architects

Scope of services: Architecture, Residential, Healthcare, Commercial, Institutional.
Types of Built Projects: House, Apartment, Hospital, Restaurant.
Locations of Built Projects: Makati.
Style of work: Creating better built environment
Website: www.archionarchitects.com

Archion, founded by Dan Lichauco and Peter Ong, has steadily grown for more than 20 years, constantly building on the previous project as a learning experience and a testament to the desire to build better. 

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Healthcare project _©www.archionarchitects.com

Architect Nathaniel Von Einsiedel CONCEP INC.

Scope of services: Architecture, Residential, Commercial, Planning.
Types of Built Projects: House, Apartment, TOD Stations, Campus.
Locations of Built Projects: Makati.
Style of work: Urban planning
Website: www.concepinc.com/index.htm

CONCEP is the acronym for Consultants For Comprehensive Environmental Planning – a professional design and planning firm established in 1977. It was co-founded by two architect planners, Leon Mayo and Nathaniel Von Einsiedel.

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Commercial project _©www.concepinc.com/architecture.htm

Buensalido Architects

Scope of services: Architecture, Residential, Commercial, Master Planning, Institutional, Hospitality.
Types of Built Projects: House, Apartment, Hotel, Complex, Resort, Beach Village.
Locations of Built Projects: Makati, Metro Manila, Laguna
Style of work: Innovation and avant-garde designs
Website: www.buensalidoarchitects.com

Buensalido Architects is an architectural, interior, and urban design laboratory solely committed to creating original, avant-garde, innovative, and progressive solutions.

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Headquarters _©www.buensalidoarchitects.com

Bulthaup

Scope of services: Architecture, Residential, Commercial, Hospitality.
Types of Built Projects: House, Apartment, Hotel.
Locations of Built Projects: Makati, Barcelona, Portugal, Hong Kong.
Style of work: Comfort of spaces
Website: www.bulthaup.com

Bulthaup kitchens and living spaces are places where people come to feel at home, connect and relax. They allow people to experience making and creative things with their own hands.

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Bulthaup _©www.bulthaup.com

Cadiz International Inc.

Scope of services: Architecture, Residential, retail, Mixed use, Hospitality, Masterplanning.
Types of Built Projects: House, Apartment, Hotel, Mall.
Locations of Built Projects: Makati, Indonesia, Oman, UAE.
Style of work: Master planning
Website: www.cadizinternational.com

In 1990 Arch. Medardo Cadiz formed Cadiz Design Group (CDG) in Singapore to provide integrated architecture, retail design, interior design, master planning and environmental graphics design services.

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Commercial _©www.cadizinternational.com

CASAS + Architects Inc.

Scope of services: Architecture, Residential, retail, Mixed use, Hospitality.
Types of Built Projects: House, Apartment, Hotel, University, Church.
Locations of Built Projects: Makati.
Style of work: Creativity and excellence
Website: www.casasarchitects.com

CASAS + Architects Inc., is defined by their passion for excellence and single-minded resolve to always do better in their work. They are a multi-disciplinary group of professionals working together creatively to provide excellent quality of service. 

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Philippines University _©www.casasarchitects.com

CT Onglao Architects, Inc. 

Scope of services: Architecture, Residential, Commercial, Hospitality.
Types of Built Projects: House, Apartment, Hotel, Resort, Office.
Locations of Built Projects: Makati.
Style of work: Modern designs
Website: www.ctonglaoarchitects.com

Conceived in Los Angeles for 22 years, C.T. Onglao has gone a long way and has indeed made its existence felt in the American design industry. 

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Hotel _©www.ctonglaoarchitects.com

Dela Cruz Burlaza Lighting and Architecture Company

Scope of services: Architecture, Residential, Commercial, Hospitality.
Types of Built Projects: House, Apartment, Hotel, Office.
Locations of Built Projects: Makati.
Style of work: Responsible design development
Website: www.delacruz-design.com

D&A Groupsynergy, Inc. was founded by Ted Dela Cruz, president and principal designer after spending 11 years (1986-1997) of design work with various design firms across Asia and Europe. 

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Home _©www.delacruz-design.com

Dewey Santos Felix Ngo-Architects

Scope of services: Architecture, Residential, Interior Design.
Types of Built Projects: House, Apartment, Office.
Locations of Built Projects: Makati.
Style of work: Technology-led design solutions
Website: www.dsfnarchitects.com

DSFN Architects is a Makati based architectural firm that has been at the vanguard of Philippine bank-branch designing since 1992. Probably the country’s most prolific designers, they have always been guided by the philosophy “Technology-led design solutions can make practical magic.”

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House _©www.dsfnarchitects.com
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