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Archt. Felino Albano Palafox, Jr.

Archt. Felino Palafox, Jr. is the Principal Architect-Urban Planner, Founder and Managing Partner of PALAFOX ASSOCIATES, the only Filipino architectural firm cited in the Top 200 Architectural Firms in the World of the World Architecture of London for the past seven years. In 2006, the firm ranked 94th – holding the distinction of being the only Southeast Asian firm in the list.

He has a broad background in architecture, town/urban planning, environmental planning, master planning of mixed-use and multi-use developments, master planned communities, residential subdivisions, shopping centers, industrial estates, business parks, golf course communities, tourism resorts, towns, cities, provinces, and islands.

Archt. Palafox has been in the field of planning and architecture, both in government and in the private sector, for thirty three (33) years including four years of experience as Architect-Urban Planner with a multinational and interdisciplinary professional staff, and with international consultants in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). He is a staunch advocate of environmental impact assessment, particularly for preserving the ecological patrimony of our nation.

His major projects in the past 18 years include the architectural design of more than seven million square meters of building floor area and the master planning of over one hundred (100) communities covering more than eleven billion square meters of land area in 27 countries. He worked on World Bank-funded Metro Manila Transport, Land Use, and Development Planning (MMETROPLAN) project as Senior Planner and Team Leader of the Development Planning and made valuable contributions in the urban development of cities, foremost among them are Makati and Manila, municipalities, and provinces of the Philippines as well as of other 26 countries aside from being the architect and planner of private developers like the Ayala land, SM, Robinsons Land, Lopez’s among others.

Among his numerous awards and citations is the Outstanding Architect in 2001 given by the City of Manila during the Foundation of the City of Manila and the National Real Estate Association (NREA).

Archt. Palafox completed his Master in Environmental Planning at the University of the Philippines in1974 and Advanced Management Program for Real Estate at Harvard University in 2003.

He is happily married to Wilma Villanueva, a UST Arts & Letters graduate with whom he has three children


  • TOTAL Awards 2009 Souvenir Program
    28 February 2009, UST Plaza Mayor