LIFE IS FILLED WITH AN ENDLESS ARRAY OF DISPARATE EVENTS AND ELEMENTS, AND WE TRY TO MAKE SENSE OF IT BY PIECING EVERYTHING TOGETHER.

Buensalido Architects is an architectural, interior, and urban design laboratory solely committed to creating original, avant-garde, innovative, and progressive solutions.

We started in 2006, with the commitment to introduce fresh, bold, and innovative concepts to Philippine design setting.

Our philosophy is inspired by the “random responses” of life. Life is filled with an endless array of disparate events and elements, and we perpetually try to make sense of it by piecing everything together.

How we are able to combine these elements determines the significance and fulfillment of one’s life. Only then will we perceive and appreciate the juxtaposition of different elements.

The same theory is applied to our designs, through unique and unusual design compositions; “random responses” to specific contexts become a design strategy.

Balance between the different components is achieved to form a coherent whole, one that marries intelligence and imagination.

This design nature creates an exciting, vibrant, and forward-looking aesthetic. With our distinct creativity and vigor in all of its endeavors, we hope to uplift the current state of design in the country.

OUR SERVICES

  • Architecture
  • Interiors / Interior Architecture
  • Urban Design
  • Master Planning
  • Site Development Planning
  • Space Planning
  • B.E.R.D.E. Certification Consultancy

AS WE GROW AS A COMPANY, IT HAS BECOME MORE AND MORE IMPORTANT TO EXPLICITLY DEFINE THE CORE VALUES FROM WHICH WE DEVELOP OUR CULTURE, OUR BRAND, AND OUR BUSINESS STRATEGIES.

WE ARE PASSIONATE

We are a group that shares the same passion – design. We design with the goal to constantly improve these aspects of everyday living.

WE RESPOND

We randomly test out ideas that respond to the context, often cross breeding them, until we find the apt solution that addresses all the project needs. A new architectural typology will most likely emerge in the process.

WE PUSH

We make it a point to be original in our designs. This naturally leads us to a design solution that is unique, innovative, and progressive, which in turn might open people’s minds to newer things.

WE ARE CURRENT

As we continually produce new designs, we therefore do not fall under any design style, except maybe "contemporary". Defined as "belonging to or occurring in the present", contemporary design (and future-oriented design) are the only things we do.

WE INNOVATE

We see our company as a laboratory of ideas, where since we come up with unprecedented solutions, then it is but natural to test out and experiment ways to do it efficiently and cost-effectively – both on the drawing board (production) and in actual construction.

WE COMMUNICATE

We encourage an atmosphere of open communication. we encourage diversity in ideas, opinions, and points of view. We all have our beliefs when it comes to solution finding, and we encourage an office that allows for those beliefs to be heard.

WE TRANSFORM

We have become a breeding ground for fresh talent and experienced professionals to further their architectural views and approach through an atmosphere of innovation and unique thought- processes. Individuals with us usually progress in a quite accelerated velocity.

WE RESPECT

We continually maintain our integrity in all aspects of our practice. We would like to start some changes in the way Filipino architects practice but we make it a point that we do not step on anybody’s toes as we hope to be valued in the same way.

This is true with our design solutions as we constantly integrate sustainability towards the natural environment in any proposal. We believe that green design is a standard, not an add-on.

WE COLLABORATE

We do not believe that our profession is an individual effort. Through an atmosphere of collaboration, teamwork is practiced as we value each task with equal importance to reach our goals.

WE ARE GLOCAL

We try to champion redefining Filipino architecture through contemporary interpretations, only keeping its basic principles and not its literal materialism and aesthetic qualities.

We deeply feel love for country, and we firmly believe that by sticking with our identity, and allowing it to evolve in a way that it rides along with contemporary trends, then our design scene and our local professionals can surely go global.

We are a group that shares the same passion – design. The individuals in our company understand the power of design, its effect on quality of life, space, psychology, function, culture, nation-building, and aesthetics in general. We design with the goal to constantly improve and enhance these aspects of everyday living.

We are smart, tactful, innovative, daring, responsible, passionate, creative, experimental, confident, progressive, fair, empathetic, and sensitive. This is who we strive to be as we constantly try our best to be a better version of ourselves. Our personality merges creativity and professionalism in a wholistic way. As professionals, our responsibility is to respect the context and the environment of each design project thru a high-standard of service. As creative individuals, we employ progressive and design thinking, turning the office into an experimental and exploratory environment that produces unique solutions for our clients.

Principal Architect / Chief Design Ambassador / Founder

Jason Buensalido

VP - Admin & Finance / Design Ambassador / Partner

Nikki Boncan-Buensalido

VP - Operations / Associate Architect / Design Ambassador / Partner

Ems Eliseo

Project Architects / Design Ambassadors

MJ Arocena
Nitz Balce
Nikko Bumanglag
Fae Caguingin
Joy Carreras
Alix Dela Fuente
Chai Espiritu
Mike Germino
Carla Lim
Martin Mendoza
Reese Onozawa
Geo Pacete
Christian Perez
Jaime Recto
Noah Sablon
Deeno Singson

Lead Project Architects / Design Ambassadors

Jerome Bautista
Yani Dela Pasion
Cholo Ramirez

Technical Innovations Architects / Design Ambassadors

Larry Espino
Ryan San Pedro
Jaydee Masajo

Finance

Andy Alejandro

Support

Jess Abellano