6 Thomasian-led architecture companies enter the World’s Top 100

June 18, 2024 People's Tonight 235 views

FOR 2024, six architectural companies from the Philippines made it to the list of the top 100 architectural practices in the world—all six are Thomasian-led companies.

This list, provided by World Architecture 100 (WA100), is Building Design’s annual survey of the world’s largest architectural practices. The publication of the list is one of the sought after publications in the industry. The companies are as follows:

AIDEA, with UST Architecture Class of 1987 alumnus Ar. Abelardo Tolentino, Jr., as its founder and president, is the highest in the Philippines and #39 in the WA100. Most recently, he and AIDEA worked on the recently inaugurated UST General Santos City Main Building.

Visionarch, at #57, is led by Ar. Daniel Terence Yu (UST BS Architecture, Class of 1995); ASYA Design, at #79, is led by its Principal Architect Ar. Albert Yu (UST BS Architecture, Class of 1991); WTA Architecture and Design Studio, at #88 is led by its Principal Architect Ar. William T. Ti, Jr. (UST BS Architecture, Class of 2002); GFP Architects, at #96, has for its Managing Partner Ar. Annette F. Gaddi–Liganor (UST BS Architecture, Class of 1982) and was founded by Ar. Gabriel Formoso (UST BS Architecture, Class of 1937); and JSLA Architects (#99) is founded by two alumni from UST BS Architecture Class of 1980, Ar. Jose Siao Ling and Ar. Ana Mangalino-Ling.