Top 5 picks for Architectural Firms!

In celebration of World Architecture’s Day, we applaud each Architect’s commitment and enthusiasm in every project that they work on. Architecture is not just about building exceptional structures and iconic figure, but moving towards a better society and improving life. We’re turning the spotlight to our Top 5 Picks for Architectural Firms.

1. Buensalido + Architects

Buensalido Pool

Buensalido+Architects is an architectural, interior, and urban design laboratory solely committed to creating original, avant-garde, and progressive solutions. Founded in 2006 and led by Principal Architect, Ar. Jason Buensalido, the firm has committed to introduce fresh, bold, and innovative concepts.

Buensalido Home

Buensalido+Architects’ philosophy is inspired by  “random responses” of life. They aim to champion and advocate Contemporary Filipino Architecture by taking Filipino sensibilities and combining them with global mechanisms.

Buensalido Lyfe Signage Night

In 2018, the firm was recognized as one of the T&C Design 50: Manila’s Top Architects and Interior Designers by Town and Country Magazine; and has recently received other multiple awards in different categories.

For more information on Buensalido+Architects, email or visit




Visionary Architecture philosophy is inspired by a Life-Centric approach in delivering better experiences for people. The firm strongly believes that great design is the biggest differentiator. They take standard developments and work with clients to unlock a place’s distinct architectural value.

Visionarch undertakes a wide variety of design disciplines that include large-scale residential, commercial districts, corporate headquarters, mixed-use community developments and shopping mall complexes.

The firm continuously bags recognitions including citations in the World Architecture Festival, the Asia Pacific Property Awards, and more. Recently, Visionarch ranks among the prestigious World Architecture Top 100 (WA100) and BCI Asia’s Top 10 in the Philippines.

Visionarch One Ayala Mall

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3. ASYA Design Partner

Asya Searesidence

ASYA has been in the industry for more than 25 years now. It is considered to be one of the leading architectural firms in the Philippines and its practices are at the forefront of incorporating suitable design into the build environment.

The firm has designed and built projects that include shopping mall developments; luxury residences; high-rise residential buildings; corporate offices; commercial and mixed use buildings; banking and finance institutions; public and private institutions; religious buildings; recreational and sports facilities; casinos; academic buildings; residential community developments; and site planning.

Asya Cityofdreams

ASYA Design Partner has constantly been in BCI’s Top 10 architectural firms since the recognition started being awarded in 2005. Headed by Architect Albert Yu, the firm is widely recognized for its holistic services that help owners develop properties from the ground up. ASYA is also the only local firm with its very own 12-story Platinum-certified green office building. This year, ASYA recently ranks #38 Top 100 Architectural Firms in the World.

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4. Yan + Sotto Architects and Builders

Yan + Sotto Brick Home

Yan + Sotto Bmbg Office

Established in 2014 by two young architects, Yan + Sotto Architects and Builders continues to expand its venture for smart design and quality construction projects for Filipinos. Their projects always focus on function, with the right blend of aesthetics and sophistication. From architectural design, construction, urban planning and design, to project management, this firm goes beyond than just what are expected—exceeding standards, ensuring quality.  Yan + Sotto is one of the on-the-rise firms to look out for to fit your architectural and engineering needs.

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5. Plaza + Partners

Plaza Senate Of The Phils

This firm takes pride in building a creative environment together with their principal architect, the award-winning Ar. Rebecca Plaza. Founded in 2015, they have already reached above par, working with different hotels, supermarkets, and offices all over the Philippines and also, Bristol Food Market in the United Kingdom.

Plaza Bristol Food Market

With their philosophy, Design For Better, Plaza + Partners extends their passion and commitment to the social community of various practitioners and stakeholders in increasing awareness about the relevance of architecture and design in our societies of today. This group is truly an inspiration for young architects and on-the-rise architecture firms.

For more information on Plaza + Partners, email or visit