Based in Manila, Philippines, WTA Architecture and Design Studio is recognized as one of the Top 10 Architectural Firms in the Philippines as cited by BCI Asia. The studio a multidisciplinary group of young and idealistic architects and interior designers, and urban planners and engineers. Furthermore, the office participates in a wide range of design activities with a focus in socially relevant designs geared towards beautifying Manila and building a better city. We focus on finding solutions for the dichotomy of big and small projects, and simple and complex ideas. We put emphasizes on ideas and the design process wherein programs are broken down and evolved. Moreover, creating designs that are projected towards the surrounding community and city.
To date, WTA has worked on luxury residences and condominium towers suburban mass and housing and skyscrapers, branch offices and corporate headquarters, dormitories and luxury hotels, retail shops and shopping center. This time-condensed wide range of expenses has allowed us to explore and anticipate the urban trends and growth patterns in our city. Our projects continue to explore the possibilities for the city of tomorrow and to develop exciting new ideas for how we live, work and enjoy in our built environment.
Awards and Recognition
2022 BCI Asia Top 10 Architecture Firms in the Philippines
2021 Building Design World Architecture Top 100 – the big list
2021 UAP Bayanihan Arkitektura Awards
2021 BCI Asia Top 10 Architecture Firms in the Philippines
2020 BCI Asia Top 10 Architecture Firms in the Philippines
2018 BCI Asia Top 10 Architecture Firms in the Philippines
2015 BCI Asia Top 10 Architecture Firms in the Philippines
2021-2022 Asia Pacific Property Awards-
Architecture Multiple Residence for Philippines
2019 Green Good Design Award for Place Making: Public Architecture
2019 Design Anthology Winner –
Cultural, Arts & Educational Spaces Category
2018 German Design Award,
Excellent Communications Design Architecture
2018 Haligi ng Dangal – People’s Choice Award Nominee
2017 Architizer A+ Awards Winner – Institutional-Libraries
Jury and Popular Choice
2016 WAN Awards Finalist
2016 World Architecture Festival Finalist – Small Projects
2016 American Architecture Prize, Honorable Mention
We believe in architecture that creates communities. Social architecture allows us to practice our idea that humanity’s story must, more and more, be socially inclusive than selectively exclusive. This philosophy operates more in the manner of discovery and exploration, rather than breakthroughs and invention. It gears us to create a gentler and more harmonious pace of societal development than the peaks and trough’s of triumphalist achievement.