Laurence Agawa Lim

Laurence Agawa Lim

Pasig, PH

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Experience             :  A licensed architect in the Philippines since 2006, practicing in local and international projects, which includes Architectural, Interior, and Landscape for residential, commercial, and institutional projects. Knowledge in Project Management, coordination, and documentation for various principals. Currently in Masters of Education studies in cooperation with the international baccalaureate for secondary education at the University of the People.


Expertise                :  Architectural design, space programming, interior and landscape design, conceptualization and preparation of presentation materials. Project Management, initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and closing. Preparation of contract documents, detailed construction drawings and specifications.


Glory Holdings Ltd., Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, Senior Architect

Design brief with owner/clients and stakeholders.
For Vani 32, a 6.5 ha., mixed-used complex on a hillside property in Hohola, National Capital District of PNG, provided overall site planning subdivision schemes and architectural design concept proposals based on site condition, orientation, strength, soil quality, local code/standard and owners’ requirements.
For Hohola Market, a 7 ha., market complex, provided design for the office building and the overall 3D presentation with animation for Government submission and approval. (Approved and awarded – March, 2019)
Revised architectural plans for RFI and change order during constructions.
Proposed Interior design layouts for commercial projects.
Managed, trained teams in handling project presentation and submissions.
Monitored project during design development stage to final approval.

Mar 2017 - Jul 2019

American Design Source, Doha, QA, Architect

(Projects handled: Residential/Villa, Government Office and Commercial – Architectural, Interior and Landscape Design and Supervision)

Project Management for Architecture Works

Introduced the company and its services to new clients.
Prepared technical and commercial proposal/bidding materials for tenders, including price quotation, proposed schedule and scope of works.
Prepared contract documents, schematic design and construction drawings with Building Code application & submits legal documents of construction for Baladiya/Municipality approval.
Conducted meetings with stakeholders to better understand their needs and requirements and made research relevant to the project.
Collated information regarding the design, specifications, material and equipment for client presentation and approval.
Lead the team responsible for all the architecture design works/services and prepares various presentation using different software.
Worked with engineers and interior designers during project development.
Checked the plans in relation to the services and structural details.
Made schedules and monitored the project development to meet deadlines, budget and project requirements.
Compiled all documents, research and relevant information of the projects for archives.
Trained colleagues in handling clients and projects.

Interior Design Works

Responsible for actual site measurements and design development.
Produced design option for client’s approval.
Revised architectural plans in-line with the Building Code and new design.
Provided general furniture, flooring and ceiling layout for client’s approval.
Provided interior design details for fabrication like customized furniture including the selection of ready-made furniture and interior finishes (for walls, floors and ceiling).
Submitted approved design and implements construction.
Responsible for project coordination with clients and contractors.

Also provided landscape designs, including plant schedule and hardscape details for construction including perimeter wall, gate and grille design details and structure.

Jun 2012 - Jun 2016

RKE Architecture Services, Pasig, PH, Architect

(Projects handled: Local and foreign residential, institutional and commercial projects)

Researched, planned, designed and administered building projects, applying knowledge in design, construction procedures, zoning, building codes and building materials.
Meeting with clients to determine functional and spatial requirements for a new construction or renovation, and provide schemes for project presentation.
Provided 3D models of the project for client presentations.
Prepared basic architectural plans and details for the municipality submission.
Prepared interior details and presentation.
Prepared landscape design and layout of the approved scheme.
Responsible for project coordination and prepared scaled drawings and contract documents for clients and building contractors on-site.
Administered construction by conducting periodic on-site observation of work to monitor compliance with the approved plans and details.

Jan 2009 - Apr 2012

Aedas, Hong Kong, HK, Architect

Projects handled: Mixed used development - hotel/commercial/casino and railway.)

Assisted in the production of construction drawings as well as resolving design clarification requests and submissions.
Revised architectural plans and issuance of Request for Information (RFI).
Coordinated project-related issues with consultants and project contractors.
Lead in training colleagues in handling submissions.

Nov 2007 - Nov 2008

SCHEMA KONSULT, INC., Pasig, PH, Junior Architect

(Projects handled: Restoration and rehabilitation of Historical Structures and Architectural design of institutional buildings for the Latter Day Saints community.)

Prepared detailed electronic drawings based on sketches in accordance with client specifications.
Produced shop drawings for Request for Information (RFI) based on actual site conditions.
Prepared as-built plans and detailed drawings from rough sketches and notes, according to actual site conditions/dimensions and specifications for presentation purposes and documentation.
Created preliminary and final CAD translated drawings of the structure for clients’ final approval. (for documentation on restoration projects)
Responsible for all new proposed landscape designs of institutional projects for different locales in various Philippine provinces.(for the Church of Latter Day Saints projects)
Provided information and analysis of all existing vegetation and recommended growth control.

Jul 2003 - May 2006


University of the People, California, USA, Masters, Master of Education

Currently in Masters of Education studies in cooperation with the international baccalaureate for secondary education at the University of the People.

Sep 2019 - current

Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Manila, PH, BArch, Architecture

Jun 1998 - May 2003

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