Glenn Borris Villas

Glenn Borris Villas

Hong Kong, HK



I am registered architect from the Philippines currently based in Hong Kong and with 16 years of professional work experience. I am adept with design trends and construction methods having been able to work in different firms with focus in design, construction or project management. My experience varies among retail, commercial, residential and mixed-use developments in the Asia Pacific and Southeast Asia regions. I understand the process of design and I am proficient in both manual and computer presentation skills.


Wong & Ouyang HK Ltd, Quarry Bay, HK, Architectural Designer

I am part of a team responsible for the design conceptualization and development including the interior architecture of various commercial, mixed-use commercial-residential, high-rise residential projects within Hong Kong and the surrounding region. I coordinate and liaise with the project team and different design engineer consultants for project deliverables. I was able to manage and complete high profile projects most notably a 98,000 sq.m. retail mall, two office towers totalling 176,300 sq.m. in floor area, a 30 storey interior office renovation and several design concepts and proposals. These projects were located in China and Hong Kong.

Oct 2008 - Jul 2016

LWK + PARTNERS, Shenzhen, CN, Architectural Designer

I worked with a team of seven designers in coming up with design concepts and solutions for mixed-use commercial & residential developments, luxurious single detached villas, townhouses and mid-rise to high-rise residences in China. We coordinated with the project team in determining the needs of the clients and translating them into efficient layout, provided them with concrete architectural solutions and forwarded them to the project team for tendering and documentation.

Jan 2008 - Aug 2008

Siapno + Buendia Design, Inc., Quezon City, PH, Architect

As the lead project architect, it was my responsibility to ensure the team delivers design proposals and studies according to the clients’ brief. Projects commissioned were single detached residential houses, high-rise mixed-use commercial residential tower, commercial structures, institutional buildings and master plan concepts. Also part of my responsibilities was to coordinate with various design consultants, local government agencies, occasional site inspections, bid evaluations, client presentations and sourcing out of materials and construction techniques. Under my watch, the team was able to complete four high-end residences and the successful acquisition of a high-rise mixed-use commercial residential tower.

Mar 2007 - Dec 2007

Habi-Struktura, Inc., Makati, PH, Operations & Project Manager

Design Group
I led a small group of designers in coming up with design proposals and schematics according to the client’s brief. As part of my responsibilities, we prepared design concepts, presentations, documentations and relevant paper works such as cost estimates and project schedules. I also met up with clients for presentations or provided them with updates on the project’s status.

Project group
I was in charge of the day-to-day operations on site. I also managed a group of skilled and non-skilled workers for a construction projection. I made sure that everything was in accordance to schedule and to address all other pertinent matters. Part of my responsibilities also was to liaise with suppliers, sub-contractors and other design engineers.

During my stay with HSI, I was able to deliver successfully (design and construction) six new single detached houses and major renovation works of houses and condominium units.

Nov 2003 - Feb 2007

SJW Builders, Inc., Makati, PH, Operations & Project Manager

Design Group
I worked with a business partner also an architect in coming up with design proposals and schematics. As part of my responsibilities, I prepared design presentations, documentations and other relevant paper works such as cost estimates and project schedules for the project. I also met up with clients for presentations or provided them with updates on the project’s status.

Project group
I was the lead technical person tasked to resolve conflicts between design documents and actual construction. Our team was able to deliver two new luxurious houses and three commercial interiors.

Feb 2002 - Sep 2003

Building Dreams, Inc., Quezon City, PH, Apprentice Architect

My job description was to assist the Chief Architect by providing him with design presentations and documents as required. I also monitored progress on site and other administrative and clerical works.

May 2000 - Jan 2002

amhPhilippines, Quezon City, PH, Student Assistant

I worked part time as a student assistant for an engineering consultancy firm based in the campus. My main job responsibilities were clerical and administrative works and documentation of projects using CAD software.

Oct 1999 - Apr 2000


Manchester Business School, Global, Masters, MBA

A flexible and portable MBA Programme with the standard core subjects with focus in business and management principles. I also took as electives Creating a Sustainable Built Environment and Strategic Management of Projects to complement my architecture profession.

Jan 2011 - Oct 2014

University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City, PH, BArch, Architecture

The Bachelor of Science in Architecture system comprises of general education, technical courses i.e. mathematics, natural sciences, basic engineering sciences, professional, allied and technical elective courses.

Jun 1995 - Apr 2000

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