ArchiGlobal Inc. is an established Philippine-based architectural and design practice founded in Cebu by Ar. Michael Torres. The firm provides architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, and master-planning services. Currently composed of around 21 architects and around the same number of draftsmen, the firm handles diverse projects located in all parts of the Philippines, especially in the country’s central and southern island groups. In 14 years, the firm has designed around 150 projects. It is able to design around 140,000 sq.m. of building floor area every year.
The firm has maintained a relatively young median age. The training of its architects and designers involves exposing them to real estate industry concepts and principles that come from the real estate background of its principal architects. Understanding the time value of money, the firm adopts a fast-paced collaborative design process enabling them to furnish a viable design concept in not more than a couple of weeks.
Faithful to its collaborative spirit, the firm designed its new office back in 2019 consulting the entire workforce. The challenge involved the conversion of a warehouse into a working space conducive to creative work.
Three design principles shape the firm’s architectural output: Sustainability – thoughtful of long-term solutions, Focus on people – to put persons at the center of the design, and Community Relevance – to be a design inspiration by promoting architecture that improves people’s lives. Through the application of these principles, the firm has designed at least 12 award-winning designs, locally given in the Philippines. In 2022, despite its medium size, the firm made it to the Top 10 architectural firms in the Philippines List by BCI Asia owing to the firm’s capability to process a huge project portfolio volume.