Filipino in the UAE.

Last Updated: 6th October 2017 (over 5 years ago)

United Arab Emirates


Phone Number


Age Range
35 to 44

Qualification Level

English, Filipino


17 years Total Diversified Experience in the field of Architecture/Interior Design, Façade Engineering & Construction


United Architects of the Philippines - Dubai Chapter
Member - United Architects of the Philippines, Dubai Chapter

   Oct 2017
— Current

Active Member

Professional Regulation Commision
Registered Architect (16680)

   Jul 2001
— Oct 2017

Passed the Architectural Licensure Board Examination, 2001 (PRC)

Polytechnic University of the Philippines
Bachelor of Science in Architecture

   Jun 1994
— Dec 1999

Major in Design


Al Ghurair Construction-Aluminum
Senior Designer/Design Team Leader

   Mar 2015
— May 2017

Re-hired and known for delivering results and proven experience. Other than the assigned usual tasks in managing a project and coordinating with diverse people in all organizational levels, I am leading a team of designers to achieve set goals. Mentor for my team’s personal and professional development, implementation of scrum meetings for more efficiency and productivity. Projects involved: Heart of Doha Phase 2, Abu Dhabi International Airport, Bulgari Hotel and Residences.

Cladtech International
Design Team Leader

   Dec 2013
— Dec 2015

Handled one of the company’s project (King Abdullah Sports City). Involved in project monitoring and coordination with the design team, client/main contractor coordination meetings, etc.

Alumco LLC
Senior Designer

   Dec 2010
— Oct 2013

Designer of Architectural Façade system, Unitized and Stick Curtain Wall in Aluminium, Glass and Steel. Involved the the execution of some of the Major projects of the Company located in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and UK: from system design drawings, proposals, project coordination with the production team and the project manager, shop drawings and work orders.

The One Tower (Dubai, Tecom)
Headquarters Business Park (Jeddah Corniche)
Admiral’s Quay (United Kingdom)

Al Ghurair Construction-Aluminum (former Arabian Aluminum LLC)

   May 2006
— Oct 2010

Designer of Curtain Walls using German Façade Engineering System (Gutmann) and AALCO Developed System. Team Leader of three of the company’s biggest projects in Dubai Marina and Business Bay: from design shopdrawings, project coordination with the clients andprojects team, work orders and as-built drawings.


MARINASCAPE DEVELOPMENT (Oceanic Tower & Avant Tower- Dubai Marina, Dubai UAE) May 2006, upon joining-COMPLETED 2008


• Curtain Wall Design Shop Drawings (layout, schedules and details using

• Preparation of Accessories Catalogue and Operations and Maintenance Manual (in which later became the company’s standard format in terms of design and content)

• Coordination with Projects Management team (attending meetings, raising queries and attending to client requirements)

• Making Material take-offs, work orders/fabrication drawings and logical solutions for production purposes.

• Making project related memos/correspondences, transmitting of documents, filing and record.

• Making proposals and solutions to design problems as per project requirement.

• As-built drawings.

CHURCHILL TOWERS (56+44 storey Office and Residential Tower, Business Bay, Dubai UAE) November 2007-COMPLETED 2009

Other Projects Handled:

• IRIS BAY TOWER – Supervisory, Coordination with Projects Team (subcontracted)
• TAJ Grandeur & TAJ Exotica – Supervisory

Design Access
Architect/Interior Designer

   Aug 2003
— Feb 2006

As a designer, i am into overall design and coordination. I handled projects ranging from medium end to high end residential, commercial and hospitality. Being trained as a project manager, my job starts from conceptualization and client coordination to material selection and implementation.


SALES FAMILY 5-STOREY RESIDENCE (Whiteplains, Quezon City Philippines) High- End Residential


• Interior Design Scope – meeting and interviewing client, contractor and supplier coordination.

• Preparation of material/presentation boards, concept drawings and inspirations

• Preparation of shop drawings: layout plans and details

• Fabric and Color selection, mock up and sample approval.

• FF&E selection, assisting the client in selecting accessories and décor.

• Snag list checking and routine site inspections.

Other Projects Involved (Philippines):
• REGALIA PARK TOWERS HOTEL (P. Tuazon, Quezon City) Hotel

• HOTEL PONTEFINO (Batangas City) 60-Room Hotel


• CRYSTAL SANDS RESORT (Boracay Island, Aklan)

• LANAI RED Bar (Muntinlupa City)

• JVC Business Center (Makati City) Office and Showroom

Other roles:

Adept in common computer software and hardware. In charge also of the maintenance and troubleshooting of the company's network and computer system.
Designed marketing tools (brochures, company profiles, flyers) for the company’s
furniture line.

Conmech Construction
Autocadd Architect

   Aug 2002
— Jan 2003

I am mostly engaged in the design and preparation of drawings and details of proposals and on-going projects, specifically in the construction of residential and commercial establishments.

As a designer, i also create graphic works and special projects for the company. I am also able to assist my co-workers in troubleshooting whenever they have computer problems.

I also do field work, as-built plans of finished projects and construction details as required by our projects.

Innovative Design Concepts, Inc
Technical Designer

   Oct 2001
— Jul 2002

I am working mainly as a technical specifications draftsman for
Philippine and Hong Kong products using AUTOCAD and ADOBE software.

I specify and detail the standard sizes and workmanship of our products (home furnishings, storage and bath items, etc) for the production side.

I do validation for the sampled products as they are done according to the artwork.

As a part of the Research and Development team, i was also involved in the design of our products, plus i do special projects like marketing tools (visuals, brochures, etc) for our Marketing Department in the US.

Design Syndicate Incorporated
Structural Steel Detailer

   Jan 2000
— Mar 2001

My first job after finishing my degree was as an Autocad Detailer, which specializes in the detailing of structural steel members for fabrication, using AutoCAD. Design of architectural projects, detailing of local and foreign architectural and structural jobs which includes shopping malls, workshops, factories, dormitories, etc.