Honed and developed in international design standards and professionalism and given the opportunities to be involved in his previous firm’s major projects under the administration of Locsin’s managing partner and his mentor Arch. Edgardo Ledesma. Arch. Royal Pineda comprehensively worked and collaborated with his counselor and colleagues during his whole post in the company. He took pleasure being in the furnace of his career foundation during these early years.
In his pursuit and vision on contributing his design approach and his own principles in architecture, he decided to merge with one of the Philippine’s best creative minds, interior and furniture designer, Budji Layug.
As a major progressive career step, Arch. Royal Pineda believes that it was also time to create and bring his practice of the profession to a new and different dimension, to live and be able to do and perform the real essence of being an architect… to design, to innovate and to evolve.
Now, as the architect and the managing partner at Budji Layug + Royal Pineda Design Architects. He is putting into reality his visions of creating modern and tropical creations that can truly carry the soul of the evolving Filipino designs, making it tropical and yet a global architecture. He is creating spaces and environments that addresses the present issues and solving them with the most basic and logical solutions. Making his architecture modern, monastic and tropical in style. Architect Pineda and his partnership with Budji Layug created a fortified synergy that reinforces and revitalizes the firms design dynamism. The continuous years of collaboration of both partners have defined and established the company’s integrity and approach, making it one of the most prominent proponents of Modern Tropical Design in the country and in Asia. Architect Pineda is disciplined to envision and create total design which the company is also known for. From master planning, architecture, interior design, furniture design and landscape design. With the present company Budji Layug + Royal Pineda Design Architects, he already have designed different projects in major cities like Beijing, Hong Kong, Singapore, India, Malaysia, Indonesia Australia, United states of America, France, Germany, and Thailand.
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