Randall Santos

Randall Santos

Makati City, PH

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I graduated Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the Pontifical University of Santo Tomas, Manila in 1991 and am a licensed Architect in the Philippines. 

An office day with a new project undergoes the design process which starts off with the usual research into architectural methodologies, data collection of the intended usage of materials, investigation into cultural, historical, social and contextual aspects and onto the successive developments of design whilst doing office work and mentoring/encouraging and developing the staff into becoming good leaders in the future.

In addition to the knowledge I've obtained from my academic education, work experiences in Manila, Beijing, Shenzhen and Hong Kong has provided me with a diverse background in the discipline of Architecture as well as Interior Architecture.  During my tenure at BLVD International, I had learned more to be proactive and self-motivated, with a continuous desire to both learn from and mentor others because I was the only one, at the time, that the principal depended upon my design solutions with strong aesthetic sensibilities, to figure out what works and does not, in submitting or presenting a good product to the client.

Though my knowledge in the use of software is limited to AutoCad, Form-Z, Adobe apps, Autodesk Apps and Sketchup; I learn quickly in terms of new software applications.  I still draw by hand which I can say I am very proficient at especially when I have the free reign to conceptualize a new project design.  In terms of language proficiency, speaking and writing in English is second to my national language; as for Mandarin, my proficiency is basic and cantonese, a few words learned during my tenure at Aedas Hong Kong. 

I am currently residing in the Philippines.


9 ARCHITECTURE STUDIO, INC., Makati City, PH, Senior Architect

Currently conceptual Interior Design work for Property Developers. Other projects worked on simultaneously are Residential Interiors within Metro Manila. The completed design interior had been approved well received by the clients. Also, had been tasked to Hospitality Interior Design renovation of various and selected areas within Solaire Hotel and Casino in Manila and one other Casino/Hotel.
Site work and the coordination with other trades are part of the post.

Sep 2015 - current

DQA DESIGN & PLANNING, INC., Makati City, Senior Designer and Planner

Master planning, appropriating property space percentages & envisioning of the architectural imagery applied to the project sites that ranges from 8 Hectares to 250 Hectares of mixed use development within suburban Metro Manila and other areas within the Philippines. Most project contracts are initially conceptual. Other projects are popular Interior retail and dining places in Manila such as iHop and Applebee's.

Jun 2013 - Aug 2015

ROMERO DESIGN ARCHITECTS, Quezon City, PH, Senior Architectural & Interior Designer

Aided the principals in the design concept, direction and input for every architectural and interior design project. Projects I worked on in are the following: a 3000 sq. meter area Golf Clubhouse, mid-residential tower, & a high-rise office tower in Manila, Philippines.

Aug 2009 - Jun 2013

KRISPACE LTD., Hong Kong, HK, Senior Project Designer

Undertook architectural renovation design of old low-rise buildings for adaptive re-use; and interior architecture design of residential, hospitality and retail projects – focused on jewelry shops located in Hong Kong SAR. Initiating design from conception to ensuring completed construction.

Jan 2009 - Jul 2009

Aedas, Hong Kong, HK, Senior Project Designer

Assigned to design architectural residential projects located in mainland China; Resolved architectural & interior architectural design issues pertaining to the lobby, marquee, poolside cabana, the LPG facility and other areas in the process of completing the Parcel 5 & 6 of The Venetian estate located in Macau SAR. Worked on project documentation work simultaneously with the design work.

Dec 2007 - Oct 2008


University of Santo Tomas, Manila, PH, BArch, Architecture

Jun 1982 - May 1991


CIID Award for The China Merchants Shipping Center Interior Design Competition, Honorable Mention

The citation awards the team and I during my work period at BLVD International in Shenzhen for this design entry.


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