H1 architecture is a multidisciplinary firm formed to create holistic design solutions in the field of master planning, urban design, architecture, and interior design.
Before its conception, most large scale planning and architecture projects in the Philippines are awarded to foreign architectural design consultants as lead designers, with the biggest Philippine architectural firms serving as partners in charge only of construction documentation. After several years of working as design architects for several international firms, working on projects in different countries, H1 architecture’s Principal Architects, Raymond Hernandez and Juan Serina decided to put up their own office. Its initial goal is to be able to change the way large complex projects in the Philippines are being designed. They initially started by participating and winning in numerous design competitions organized by some of the biggest developers in the country.
After more than ten years in practice, H1 has successfully completed several significant award-winning developments for its innovation and commercial success. The company continues to focus on the design and planning advancements, creative placemaking experiences that carry through extremely diverse building types and scales. To date, H1 continues to work with most of the top developers and industry leaders in the country. It is also now focusing its efforts to evolve, broaden, and rethink how these successful ideas can be translated into solutions for international planning and architectural design projects.