The Kohler Bold Design Awards recognize outstanding clients and patrons. We listen to our competitors and the judges shortlisted two individuals in this category that not only made a difference in the design world but also for the communities that they are living and working in in the Philippines.
Vivian Sy Ng
Ivy and Cynthia Almario of Atelier Almario Corp. have nominated Vivian Sy Ng, COO Astoria Hotels and Resorts, their first client when they arrived in the Philippines and now business partner. Vivian has collaborated with the designer duo on projects such as Astoria Palawan, Astoria Boracay, Current Boracay, Stellar Palawan and Stellar Boracay. Currently, they are working on One Greenbelt Boutique Hotel by Astoria. Their partnership is based on trust and challenging each other to find the best design solutions while considering the environment and the best and most sustainable way to complete projects.
John Patrick Anthony Buensalido of Buensalido Architects nominated his client Eduardo Tuviera, CEO of Lightscape Inc. and a serial entrepreneur who pushes everyone to find innovations and to improve products and services. And ultimately changing the lives of the people involved. His company Lightscape Inc. provides highly advanced technology to the film and television community and required a large warehouse. Buensaldio Architects built this structure that was much more than just a building. It helped changed the streetscape and the neighborhood in large parts thanks to the vision and guidance of Eduardo.