The architectural firm promises a future of “quality projects, design innovation, business best practices, and social responsibility” as they hit the 25-year milestone.
From left: Richard Mills, Karmi Palafox, Sen. Serge Osmeña, Sen. JV Ejercito, Tammy Lipana, Wilma Palafox, Ar. Felino “Jun” Palafox, Jr., British Ambassador Asif Ahmad, Hubert d’Aboville, Ambassador Delia Albert, PEZA Director General Lilia De Lima, Dr. Bernie Villegas, Meneleo Carlos, and Fr. Leo Schmitt
Leading Philippine architectural firm Palafox Associates recently welcomed their 25th year in the industry through a cocktail event that saw the attendance of over three hundred guests, including various business leaders, government officials, diplomatic corps, and construction industry leaders.
“We are blessed to have been given countless opportunities to practice our profession - to be part of the design of a family’s first home, to conceptualize new townships, to plan with different leaders on how to develop their untapped resource and attract tourists to their towns, regenerate the forgotten parts of the city, improve the quality of life of people; and to see how our drawings transform into hotels, shopping centers, golf courses, schools, churches, towers and communities,” managing partner and urban planner Karima “Karmi” Patricia Palafox said in her keynote speech.
During the event, the firm also introduced a new company – the Palafox Architect Group – and their plans for the next few years.
“As we drive on the highway called the future, let us not limit our view by frequently checking the rearview mirrors of the past. The windshield of the future offers a wider panorama, a clearer window towards new opportunities, experiences, and future trends,” Principal Architect-Urban Planner Felino “Jun” Palafox, Jr. promised.
“We look forward to the next 25 years or more of Palafox Associates. We will continue our mission of designing and planning a sustainable future for all and create value in every place, building and community that we design,” Karmi added.
Founded in 1898, Palafox Associates began as a staff of three, offering architecture, planning, and consultancy. Twenty-five years later and having had over 800 employees, Palafox has branched out to related fields like interior design, business development planning, graphic design, environmental design, and tourism planning.