MANILA, Philippines – BCI Asia will name the Philippines’ 10 most active architecture firms and property developers that will be receiving the BCI Asia Top 10 Awards at the annual BCI Asia Awards ceremony which will be held at the New World Makati Hotel on May 21.

The portfolios of these elite architecture firms contain $1.7 billion worth of properties scheduled to start construction in the Philippines this year while the portfolios of these top developers contain $1.6 billion.

The BCI Asia Top 10 Awards for 2013 in the architecture category will be presented to Aidea Philippines Inc., Asya Design Partner, CAsas+Architects, Edward Co Tan + Architects (ECTA), Jonathan O. Gan & Associates, Jose Siao Ling & Associates, Palafox Associates, Pimentel Rodriguez Simbulan & Partners, R. Villarosa Architects and W.V. Coscolluela & Associates.

BCI Asia Top 10 Awards will also be awarding Arthaland Corp., Ayala Land Inc., Century Properties Group Inc., DMCI Project Developers Inc., Filinvest Land Inc., Megaworld Corp., Robinsons Land Corp., Rockwell Land Corp., SM Development Corp. and Vista Residences Inc. in the developers’ category.

The BCI Asia Top 10 Awards highlight the industry key players and move the spotlight onto the national leading developers and architectural firms. The awards are bestowed to firms that will shape the built environment of tomorrow, enabling the market to better understand the important roles these firms play and their impact, both socially and on the environment.

From 2013, BCI Asia has decided to expand and reposition the meaning of the Top 10 Awards to focus on sustainability. The winners of 2013 are identified as the firms with the greatest aggregate value of projects under construction during the last full calendar year by the extent of their sustainability and green building ratings. Since its inception in 2005, the Top 10 Awards is among the most coveted awards for the Asian building and design industry.

BCI Asia chairman Dr. Matthias Krups said: “I am really excited that today’s Top Ten awards are the first to take ‘environmental quality’ into account – welcome to our “Green” Top Ten Awards! This change will now favor those players that show true leadership not only in shaping the built environment but also in ensuring sustainable development that will benefit future generations.”

Philippines’ BCI Asia Top 10 Awards is presented by Bestank, Boysen, Carrier and Kohler.

Now into its 9th year, the BCI Asia Awards is a regional event attended by senior representatives of the building and property development industries to honor the best in building and architecture in Hong Kong SAR, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

Further to the BCI Asia Top 10 Awards, the FuturArc Prize (International Green Design competition) and FuturArc Green Leadership Award (International Award for Green Built Projects) will also be announced and bestowed at the ceremonies.

More information on the BCI Asia Top 10 Awards and the 2013 winners can be found at

Source: The Philippine Star | May 21, 2013