UAP Design Forum: Solutions for Safer Communities

11 December 2013


EASt was invited by the United Architects of the Philippines in their Design Forum last December 7, 2013 to discuss our proposal for Sustainable Transitional Structures for Post Disaster Situations.


EASt members, Don Sebastian and Marc Virtucio, discussed the details of the studio's design for the Matrix House, OASIS Community Center, and the proposed WASH Facility for the victims of typhoon Yolanda and other similar incidents.

The presentation and details of the design will be uploaded in the Research Section of our website. Please do check them out!

Stay Tuned! New Project On It's Way!

Marc Virtucio 12 April 2013


At the last quarter of 2012, Arch. Dylan Melgazo, a familiar face to one of our Managing Partners, tapped EASt to collaborate with one potential project: to propose a new off-shore structure design that shall be located along Tubbataha Reef, an atoll coral reef and a Natural Marine Park in Sulu Sea, Philippines. 

Series of rigorous researches, discussions, consultations, and design sessions occurred to be able to come up with a proposed design for the structure. It shall embody sustainable and tropical features that shall make it a self-contained and self-sustaining off-shore structure. The new independent structure shall also serve as an upgrade to the existing ranger station.

More detailed explanations will come as soon as formal launching of the project takes place. Support and assistance in forms of donations, etc. will also be laid-out. In the meantime, please stay tuned!

EASt Career Talk, Together with Arch. Joel Luna of Ayala Land

Marc Virtucio 08 March 2013

It was a great honor to have participated in this year's UPCA Haraya 2013. Thank you for giving Emerging Architects Studio (EASt) this wonderful opportunity to inspire students and fellow colleagues. It was also an honorable experience to have met and be inspired by Arch. Joel Luna of Ayala. 

Haraya is an annual exhibit by the UP College of Architecture in Diliman, Quezon City. The exhibit aims to showcase the exemplary works of the undergraduates and at the same time, widen the architectural horizon of its viewers by exposing them to a multitude of thoughts and ideas in Architecture.

Please visit Haraya's Facebook Page for more details. Click on the link.


Photo (L-R) : Prof. Danilo Silvestre, Dr. Gerard Lico, Prof. Emmanuel Litonjua, College Dean Mary Anne Espina, Chanellor Saloma, Prof. Maureen Araneta, College Secretary Emilio Ozaeta, and Prof. Zenaida Galingan

Photo : EASt delivering their Career Talk

Photo (L-R): The awesome Ms. Geli Luna, the very-inspiring Arch. Joel Luna of Ayala Land, EASt, the handsome Mr. Alver Remolar, and the amazing Ms. Elise Mendoza.

EASt Unveils Its Latest Project!

Marc Virtucio 01 March 2013


After series of rigorous presentations, deliberations, and meetings, the Emerging Architects Studio (EASt), wishes to unveil its latest project with Claret School of Quezon City!




innovative. forward looking. confident. competent


We Want You! 

Dean Ramos  11 February 2013


We are looking for an Estimator/Quantity Surveyor who could work on a by-project basis.


(1) Preferably with sound knowledge on steel, glass, and green construction.
(2) Knowledge on quality control/quality assurance is an advantage.
(3) Willing to attend meetings
(4) Conducts value optimization and value engineering cost studies, cost plan and other cost exercises


(1) Candidate must possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering or Architecture. PRC License is preferred but not required
(2) Has worked for at least 5 years in a related field, preferably worked/working from a QS company
(3) Has strong commitment to tasks/objectives/goals :)
(4) Passionate and wants to make a difference :)
(5) Willing to research, explore and work on projects with alternative and unconventional building systems. :)
(6) Can start immediately :)

Interested individuals may send their CV (1MB max) to

Catch us on BluPrint Mag! 

Marc Virtucio  10 February 2013


Please grab a copy of the latest Bluprint magazine (Jan/Feb issue)! Our team and entry for AVID Design Competition got featured.

We are glad that our design sparked an intellectual debate among the jury. Cheers to Philippine architecture! ROCK ON!