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Updated: February 18, 2016

Palafox Associates showcases new office in Makati

Described as employee-friendly, the new Palafox Associates office boasts wellness-inclined and work-conducive features.

Palafox Associates founder Architect Felino "Jun" Palafox inside the new Palafox office in Makati City.Palafox Associates founder Architect Felino "Jun" Palafox inside the new Palafox office in Makati City.


Palafox Associates and Palafox Architecture Group, Inc. recently held an office launch in Makati City. The Palafox Associates office, which occupies an entire floor, is located on the fifth level of PCCI Corporate Center, along L.P. Leviste Street in Salcedo Village.


Architect Jun Palafox shares achievements and contributions toward improving eco-friendly sites.Architect Jun Palafox as he shared the achievements and contributions of the Palafox groups toward improving eco-friendly sites.


The sneak preview of their new office was a whole-day affair, where an exhibit of the multi-disciplinary firms’ architecture, planning, engineering, and interior design works were also on display. Present during the event were the people behind Palafox Associates, as well as its founder and Palafox Architecture Group’s president, principal architect, and urban planner Felino “Jun” Palafox, Jr.


The hallways showcase Palafox past developments and future architectural plans.


During the tour, Architect Palafox shared the background and history of several projects and awards that were featured on some of the walls and pillars around the office. The tour also let the guests view the office’s conference rooms; its library, which holds more than 200,000 reference books and magazines; the pantry and its eco-friendly appliances, such as a water dispenser that harvests water from the air; the multipurpose room for events and seminars; the employees’ working area; and the office of the founder himself.


Architech Jun Palafox in his office.


The office has an open layout, with the production area of both firms working in the middle. The production area is divided into four working groups: the architects, the engineers, the urban planners, and the interior designers. These working groups are what make the Palafox office a one-stop shop. With an open layout, visual connectivity is achieved, which is an important element for collaboration.


The open layout of the Palafox OfficeThe open layout of the Palafox Office is divided into four groups that make up Palafox Associates and Palafox Architecture Group, Inc.


The Palafox office integrates a variety of colors in their interior design, and each of these colors has a story. A strip of green paint on the lower part of their walls, for one, is something they fondly call “Palafox green.” The crimson red on the ceiling is the color of prestigious American school and Architect Palafox’s alma mater Harvard University, and is also the color of knowledge and energy. They also serve as a swatch for clients when they are choosing colors for their projects.

To promote wellness and productivity in the office, they made sure to install state-of-the-art appliances, like an air-conditioner that not only gives out cool air but purifies it, too. In case of an emergency, the office is also equipped with emergency preparedness equipment, such as fire extinguishers and rappelling ropes for escaping through windows.


Rappelling equipment to be used during evacuation. Rappelling equipment to be used during evacuation.


The new office speaks of and reflects the firm’s core values and the kind of service they offer to its clients. With decades of service, Palafox Associates has done more than 1,200 projects in 39 countries. Palafox Associates has also been involved in the planning of more than 16 billion square meters of land and the design and architecture of more than 12 million square meters of building floor area. The firm has also received more than 200 awards and citations, the most recent of which is the 2016 Most Trusted Brand award (Best Architectural Design, Urban Planning, and Consultancy Firm) from the National Consumer Affairs Foundation.


Past and future projects of PalafoxPast and future projects of Palafox posted on the pillars and walls around the Palafox office.


To learn more about their services, visit the Palafox Office at 5/F PCCI Corporate Center, 118 L.P Leviste St., Salcedo Village, Makati City. Their contact numbers are 8112-1254 to 55 and email addresses are communications@palafoxassociates.com, communications@palafoxarchitecture.com You may also visit their website here.

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