“Sustainable architecture is a product of careful observation and a manifestation of creativity and innovation. Harnessing a commitment to championing this idea every step of the way entails a proactive attitude in promoting social relevance and responsive design.
Such has always been the virtue that drives renowned design firm WTA Architecture and Design Studio toward redefining the idea of community building anchored on promoting flexible, comprehensive, and forward-thinking urban and structural designs. “Architecture, in the first place, should already be sustainable, because failure to do so will affect the effectiveness of the design,” said WTA Architecture and Design Studio founder, Arch. William Ti Jr., in a recent media event. “Sustainability, therefore, is no longer a movement but mandatory in an industry which involves the society and the environment.”
WTA Architecture and Design Studio breeds a new generation of design professionals who are curators and proponents of the urban sphere. Founded in 2007 by Ti—who recently marked a milestone with the launch of his first book on architecture monographs, Human Scale—the firm has grown in number to over 50 individuals and has worked as design consultants in a wide range of projects such as retail shops, residential interiors, master planning, commercial, and institutional developments. “WTA team members are humanists. We create places that are critical to people’s lives and play a vital role in defining their sense of self and community,” Ti added.
Socially responsive designs
WTA takes pride in standing firm behind their idea of championing socially relevant architecture—designs that coexist in harmony with community elements, aesthetics that help create a more vibrant depiction of urban life and strengthen the idea of a functional society.
This vision comes to fruition by making sure the firm’s projects are built with foresight, taking into careful consideration how development would spur growth in its locality and how it would work for people in defining their sense of individuality and community.”