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About Palafox Associates

Palafox Associates is a multi-disciplinary firm founded in July 1989 by Principal Architect and Urban Planner, Felino “Jun” Palafox Jr. With more than a hundred full-time staff and professional consultants, their main expertise lies in Architecture, Urban Planning, Town Planning, Site Planning, Engineering and Interior Design.

Over the years, they have carried out the architecture, master planning, and/or urban design of islands, provinces, cities, municipalities and towns, retail and entertainment centers, commercial, office, institutional, industrial, residential, and tourism estates and mixed-use development projects of high-, medium-, and low-rise buildings.

Palafox Associates envisions to influence the rest of the world with its site-respective stylistic reference approach to design, as it continuously comes up with visionary projects for the betterment of mankind.

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Palafox Associates at CTBUH

CTBUH Leaders Meet at Annual Awards Event

CTBUH Leaders Meet at Annual Awards Event

1 Jun 2018, Event Report – The first 2018 Leaders Meeting brought together CTBUH leaders from around the world…

Board of Trustees Names Two Fellows

Board of Trustees Names Two Fellows

1 Jul 2013, CTBUH News – Two individuals have been named as Fellows of the CTBUH: Ahmad Abdelrazaq of…

Felino Palafox, Jr.

Felino Palafox, Jr.

CTBUH Regional Representative, 2009 – Present
Makati, Philippines

CTBUH Resources Involving Palafox Associates

Award Winners & Award of Excellence Recipients

The CTBUH Awards recognize projects and individuals that have made extraordinary contributions to the advancement of tall buildings and the urban environment, and that achieve sustainability at the highest and broadest level.

Fellow

Urban Future: Planning the City of Dubai, 1977-1981

23 Oct 2018 – Felino Palafox Jr., Palafox Associates

Private Sector-Led Vertical Urbanism in the Philippines

21 Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2018 Chicago Tall + Urban Conference
Felino Palafox Jr., Palafox Associates

Tall Buildings In Metro Manila Are Safer Than Low Rise Structures

Oct 2011 – CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference
Felino A Palafox Jr., Palafox Associates

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Manila Megalopolis 2021 and Beyond: A Vision Plan Towards Vertical Urbanism

26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City
Felino Palafox Jr, Palafox Associates

San Juan City, Sustainable Smart City on the Rise: A Case Study

16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings
Felino Palafox, Palafox Associates

Private Sector-Led Vertical Urbanism in the Philippines

Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai
Felino Palafox, Palafox Associates

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Videos

Urban Future: Planning the City of Dubai, 1977-1981
23 Oct 2018 – Felino Palafox Jr., Palafox Associates
A desert, a creek, not a single kilometer of paved road — this was Dubai in the 1960s. His Highness Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum had a vision of a "Modern Dubai" and had given planners, architects, and engineers five important tasks: 1) Design…
Private Sector-Led Vertical Urbanism in the Philippines
21 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2018 Chicago Tall + Urban Conference; Felino Palafox Jr., Palafox Associates
This presentation exhibits the capacity of private sectors in initiating vertical urbanism and urban development in the Philippines. Private developers have led the successful development of the Makati Central Business District and the Rockwell…
Tall Buildings In Metro Manila Are Safer Than Low Rise Structures
Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Felino A Palafox Jr., Palafox Associates
Palafox Associates encourages Vertical Urbanism, Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat that has strict implementation of the building code. Based on studies, 2% of tall buildings will collapse in an earthquake with 7.2 magnitude while 40% of low-rise…
Seoul Conference 2011 Track Session 17: Q&A
Oct 2011 – Presentation at Building Tall Skyscraper Lecture Series; Jin-Wook Kim, Seoul National University; Stefan Krummeck, TFP Farrells; Robert Lau, CTBUH; Felino A Palafox Jr., Palafox Associates; Luis Diego Quiros, University of Maryland; Keith Brewis, Grimshaw;
Question & Answers session for Track Session 17.
Seoul Conference 2011 Track Session 12: Q&A
Oct 2011 – Presentation at Building Tall Skyscraper Lecture Series; Felino 'Jun' Palafox, Palafox Associates; Takehito Takahashi, Takenaka Corporation; ; Kaizer Rangwala, Rangwala Associates; John L. Wong, SWA Group; Ming Zhang, MulvannyG2 Architecture; Stefan Krummeck, TFP Farrells
Question & Answers session for Track Session 12.
Best and Worst Practices in Urbanization in the Philippines
5 Feb 2010 – Felino Palafox Palafox Associates, Phillipines
Ideal urbanization is hard to qualify because of its instantaneous and site-specific character, but its identifiable patterns can be studied. It is not the case that if an urban planning strategy works in one place that it will work in another. This…

Papers/Research

Manila Megalopolis 2021 and Beyond: A Vision Plan Towards Vertical Urbanism
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; Felino Palafox Jr, Palafox Associates
Manila, one of the fastest growing cities in the world, grows by 60 persons per hour. Infrastructure, growth centers, and integration have never been more necessary. The Manila Megalopolis 2021 and beyond, a concept plan for the Manila Bay-Pacific…
San Juan City, Sustainable Smart City on the Rise: A Case Study
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; Felino Palafox, Palafox Associates
Reforming a city is a monumental task, one that requires a strong political will, an engaged populace, and a smart plan. When Palafox Associates was tasked in creating a Comprehensive Land Use Plan and Zoning Ordinance (CLUPZO) for a small and…
Private Sector-Led Vertical Urbanism in the Philippines
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Felino Palafox, Palafox Associates
The paper demonstrates the capacity of the private sector in initiating vertical urbanism and urban development in the Philippines. Private developers have led the successful development of the Makati Central Business District and the Rockwell Center…
The Global Impact of 9/11
Sep 2011 – CTBUH Journal, 2011 Issue III; Leader Interviews by Jan Klerks, CTBUH
Just as many Americans still remember exactly where they were when they heard the news that US president John F. Kennedy had been shot, most people will likely remember what they were doing on September 11, 2001.

Tall Buildings Involving Palafox Associates

1   Rizal Tower 1999 156 m Makati
2   Luna Gardens 1999 135 m Makati
3   2-Torre Lorenzo 2013 122 m Manila
4   Laureano Di Trevi 2014 121 m Makati
5   Amorsolo West 1999 107 m Makati
6   Hidalgo Place 1999 88 m Makati
  Completed   Arch. Topped Out   Struct. Topped Out   Under Constr.