“What I really enjoyed and found useful about the program is that it teaches you the business side of how to run an architectural office. Additionally, the course is very open, we all open up to different architectural practices. As a result, you get to understand and learn how other professionals work.”

Daniel, Manila (Philippines)

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Daniel Terence Yu

About me

Daniel Terence Yu, alumnus of the Master in Business for Architecture and Design and founder and architect of Visionarch, was ranked among the world’s largest architectural practices by BD Online. Visionarch employs 120 architects in the Philippines. 
WHO

Daniel Terence Yu, Manila (Philippines)

POSITION

Founder at Architecture studio Visionarch

The Filipino architecture studio Visionarch, founded by IE School of Architecture and Design graduate Daniel Terence Yu, was ranked in 2019 among the world´s largest 100 architectural practices by Building Design.

For Daniel, this recognition means a lot: “Having our home base located in a developing country, the Philippines, and be recognized as one of the top firms in the world for us is a big achievement. The emerging markets in Southeast Asia have wonderful growth potential, it’s in this market that we want to make a big difference, as countries open up and integrate and do more business with each other.”

For upcoming architectural entrepreneurs he has the following advice: “Growing an architectural firm is a very slow and tedious process. To me, it was not the one-time iconic project that will propel you to the top, each project big or small works to strengthen your knowledge and makes you more sensitive as a designer to eventually do the great things. Be patient it will come.”

“What I really enjoyed and found useful about the program is that it teaches you the business side of how to run an architectural office.”

“What I really enjoyed and found useful about the program is that it teaches you the business side of how to run an architectural office. Additionally, the course is very open. We normally operate in an environment where people keep their secrets close to their chest, but in this program, we all open up to different architectural practices. As a result, you get to understand and learn how other professionals work.”

Daniel Terence Yu | IE School of Architecture and Design

During the second Face to Face period on the program in London

Last January, the IE School of Architecture celebrated its first Venture Day on Housing of the Future in Singapore. More than 150 participants followed the discussions with Martha Thorne, Executive Director of the Pritzker Price and Dean of the School, Robbie Antonio, CEO Revolution Precrafted, Arthur Huang, founder of Miniwiz, Shirin Tiraz, COO of WOHA Architects, Jose Martos, CEO Saint-Gobain, Luca Dotti, CEO of Noon Capital and several investors into smart solutions.

The audience followed the pitches from 5 pre-selected start-ups and saw PTGEM, a visualization solution for the internet of things, geolocated and in 3D win the competition.

We are excited to see many exciting things happening for architects and designers in Asia, powered by IE School of Architecture and Design.