WE ARE NIMBLE, DISCREET, ACCESSIBLE, RESPONSIVE, CULTURALLY ATTUNED AND THINKERS BEYOND THE ORDINARY
At IDA we draw on the power of local and global networks to bring the best minds and talents together, at any scales of architecture, interior design and master planning projects. We have proven track record of collaboration with global design firms in architecture, hospitality design, interior design and other related consultancies for a range of clients in Asia Pacific and the Middle East.
We believed that successful project can be achieved when the whole project team are committed to the vision and that the macro and micro issues are considered in parallel to formulate solutions. Our team is united to work with the same vision and design philosophy.
Our team has handled several upscale and medium size architecture, urban design and interior design projects and all of the work at our Firm solves technical problems while creating a special place that expresses the character of our client.
PhD (Architecture) UTM & Deakin University, Australia
MSc (Integrated Sustainable Design) National University of Singapore
MSc (Construction Management) University of the East, Phils
BSc (Architecture) National University, Phils
APEC & ASEAN Architect, RIBA, Assoc. AIA, LEED GA
Senior Consultant, HKS Architects (2018-present)
Associate, Aedas Singapore (2008-2012)
Design Manager, Wilson & Associates (2006-2008)
Associate, Designphase Hospitality (2003-2006)
Designer cum Renderer, DP Architects (2000-2003)
BSc (Architecture) University of Santo Tomas, Phils
American Institute of Architects
Senior Lead Designer/Master Planner, SRSS Singapore (2006-2016)
Senior Design/Master Planner, JMA Architecture, Settle, USA (2003-2006)
Senior Designer, Perlman Architects, Nevada, USA (2002-2003)
Senior Designer/Master Planner RTKL Callison, Settle, USA (1999-2002)
SENIOR DESIGN CONSULTANT, FFE
Master of Arts in Interior Design, Florence Institute of Design International, Italy
Master of Arts in Furniture Design, Florence Institute of Design International, Italy
Bachelor of Science in Architecture, University of the Philippines
5th Placer, Architecture Licensure Examination
Design Consultant, IDA Architects + Interior Designers, (2018-Present)
Vanessa Gaston Designs, (2016- 2018)
Vito Selma, Senior Designer (2013-2016)
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, OPERATIONS
AGNES LEI YAB
Bachelor of Business Administration, University of San Carlos
Certificate in Business & Management, University of the Philippines
Key Work Experiences
Director for Finance & Business Development, International Design Associates (2010-Present)
Operations Manager, Robinsons Industries (2000- 2010)
Sales Manager, Duty Free Philippines (1996-1999)
Membership and Affiliations
Alpha Phi Omega (APO)
REDEFINE. DESIGN. INNOVATE.
We love to question where the inherent potential in contemporary design lies, and then to disturb the ways they are created redefining the world around. We declare a real change, not change for the sake of novelty, but a change to improve human lives.
We love to Redefine, Design & Innovate spaces, forms and experiences that surround us and give new meaning to our world. A multidisciplinary design practice, our explorations are created amidst a democratic boutique studio atmosphere and progress in freedom between form, object and spaces.
Fortified with these aspirations, we begin each distinct project by seeking to do 2 things – draw deeply from the context surrounding each project, but also to dream freely so that we might transcend mere reality and convention. Each of our project endeavors to be delightfully surprising but yet relevant, distinctly local but yet appealing.
WANT TO JOIN A WINNING TEAM?
At IDA, we want to be the place where talent succeeds. The place that gives a designer scope and freedom in their work, that enables them to become the very best version of themselves.
We are always looking for people who want to be part of something different – passionate people who can ignite a spark of change. As an inclusive employer, we welcome people from all backgrounds and cultures. If you would like to join a truly global family of design specialists, please take a look at our current opportunities, or see a selection of our vacancies below. Come and join us on our journey to be part of a leading creative design team.