More than just the usual architectural firm, WTA Architecture and Design Studio designs not only to create, but to accomplish something on a grander scale. Beyond the structure and the technical aspects of a project, WTA emphasizes its relevance and impact to the society.
With almost ten years in the business, the collaborative company of approximately 90 people is undeniably succeeding in its game. Led by its principal architect William T. Ti Jr., WTA’s process-oriented direction only works toward one goal: to serve the community and the next generation through socially relevant architecture.
Following its tagline, Design, Refine and Define, the firm strives to craft not just buildings and structures, but places that pulsate with life and purpose. WTA designs architectural landmarks that are refined and defined according to their future use and their impact on the urbanity of a city.
Redefining the Future of Architecture
“We take pride of what we build. We study the background and the context before we come up with possible designs. Taking into consideration its long-term use, we always ask ourselves: What’s the future of various building types should be? For example, what a library should be in the next century? What a market or a condo should be, that’s how we explore and create,” explained by Ti.
One of the recent projects that WTA is working on is the Luxury Flats in San Juan. Trying to veer away from the numerous townhouses that are sprouting everywhere within the area, WTA designed a 12-unit condo where owners can have the entire floor by themselves. “We envision it as a secure and private location that offers generous floor plate, has no stairs, have windows, good views, and ventilation from all sides and amenities that you cannot get from a townhouse,” Ti said.”