Philippines/Sweden. The Palafox Architecture Group has entered into an exclusive and exciting partnership with Swedish consulting group Projektengagemang®, a highly-reputed service company engaged in providing various consultancy services in Europe.
NEW YORK (Oct 21, 2014) Managing Partner and Senior Urban Planner of Palafox Associates, Karima Palafox has been recognized by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) as one of the Urban Land 40 Under 40. The recognition program honors the world’s top 40 real estate and land use leaders and visionaries under the age of 40. Karima Palafox is the only Southeast Asia honored at the program.
A MAJOR LOCAL COMMERCIAL AND BUSINESS player is set to revitalize the old sections of Davao’s downtown. Felcris Hotels and Resorts Corporation’s flagship project, Felcris Centrale, will finally open its doors to the Davaoeños this October. The first phase of the project includes the mall and BPO building. The second phase of the project, the development’s hotel and residential tower, is still under construction.
At the Urban Land Institute “Lunch & Learn” session last July 11 at the Regus offices of the Enterprise Center in Makati City, discussions centered around the rapid increase of the Philippine population, and its seemingly unstoppable migration towards the urban and metropolitan centers.
Karima Patricia V. Palafox, Senior Urban Planner and Partner of Palafox Associates, revealed to attendees that every hour, 60 more people are added to Metro Manila's population (one person every minute), making it the world's fastest growing city.
Pedestrians crossing Quezon Boulevard in the city of Manila no longer have to brave the dingy Raon footbridge and Quezon bridge underpass to get to the other side. A new footbridge opened its services to pedestrians last September 17, which is not only closer to the Quiapo Church, but is much safer to cross on.
Architect and Urban Planner Felino “Jun” Palafox, Jr. represents the Philippines in two major events in China and Russia this September. The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), a Chicago-based professional organization, invited Palafox to the CTBUH 2014 International Conference in the Grand Hyatt Jin Mao in Shanghai, China from 16-19 September 2014. Similarly, CTBUH Country Representative for Russia, Elena A. Shuvalova, has invited Palafox to speak to local students, architects and developers at the 100+ Forum Russia in the Hyatt Regency in Yekaterinburg, Russia from 24-26 September 2014.
Palafox Associates has prided itself of churning out a 100 percent passing rate in the recent licensure exams. This year, the firm is pleased to congratulate Joevic Mondejar, Joel Pantila, and Jana de la Cruz for recently passing the architecture licensure exams, and urban planner and Associate Joseph Pena and architect Justine Fabian for passing their Environmental Planning exams.
Palafox Associates celebrates its 25th anniversary by looking toward the future--continuing its tradition of quality projects, design innovation, business best practices, and social responsibility. Hundreds of VIPs—from business leaders, government officials, diplomatic corps, construction industry leaders, notable personalities, to close friends—gathered at the Dusit Thani grand ballroom in Makati last July 1 to congratulate the firm for 25 wonderful years of benchmarking projects in the architecture, planning, and design industry.
Join us for a lunch and learn session with Karmi Palafox – she heads the Planning and Urban Design Teams at Palafox Associates. She is a Chartered Planner of the Royal Town Planning Institute and former Director of the Philippine Institute of Environmental Planners. In the event, she will share a brief history of Palafox Associates, their core values and the challenges that have gone their way and their famous Triple Bottom Line – People, Planet and Profit. Palafox Associates celebrates their silver anniversary this month. She will also share her experience doing advisory work in China for ULI.
When asked of any project his firm has not yet done, Felino “Jun” Palafox, Jr., founder and principal partner of Palafox Associates, said, “We’ve done almost every kind of project there is.” And yet, even as his firm turns 25 today, it looks set to reach new horizons from being just a renowned architecture, planning, and design consultancy firm.