Interior Design | Judges




IDR. WILFRID NICHOLO MAGCASE

IDR. WILFRID NICHOLO MAGCASE, FPIID, FAPSDA, FOIFI (HEAD JUDGE)
DESIGN CONSULTANT WM MAGCASE DESIGN COMPANY

With over 30 years of practice in interior design, he has been awarded the Outstanding Interior Designer of the Year by the Philippine Regulation Commission (PRC)and recognized by the Philippine School of Interior Design (PSID) as a Prestigious Alumnus. He has done noted projects in the Philippines, as well as international projects in Singapore, Bangkok, Shanghai and USA.



IDR IVY ALMARIO

IDR IVY ALMARIO
Co-founder and Principal Designer of ATELIER ALMARIO

With 13 years under her belt of hand drawing, IDr Almario has done interior renderings for top tier interior designers in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas, Atlanta, New York, Hawaii, London and Hong Kong, Together with her sister Cynthia, she has successfully built a practice that has earned her the respect and loyalty of very satisfied clients.

Recently, she was honored with the distinguish award of being PRC’s most outstanding Interior Designer of the year.



IDR. CYNTHIA ALMARIO

IDR. CYNTHIA ALMARIO
Co-founder and Creative Director of Atelier Almario.

IDr. Cynthia Almario worked as a Design Director for Dennis Reedy Design in California for 10 years prior to her practice in Manila. As Design Director for Dennis Reedy, she did several projects the United States as well as in Asia. She also designed high end residences in Beverly Hills and Bel Air, California.

Her love for color, love for furniture in all their permutation and her impeccable attention to the smallest detail paved her way to become one of the most sought after interior designers in the Philippines.



CARA MARIE MARCELO

CARA MARIE MARCELO
INTERIOR DESIGN AND CONSULTANCY

An Interior Design board 1st Placer, an award winning kitchen designer and home magazine columnist. A creative and detail oriented Interior Designer known for purposeful designs that are functional, design forward and aligned to the clients’ project vision.



IDr. Chat Fores

IDr. Chat Fores
AYDA 2018 – NEW JUDGE

Chat Fores has a bachelor of arts degree in Interior Design at Assumption College, 1996. As a licensed Interior Designer, she worked for 6 years at Leandro V. Locsin Partners, an internationally acclaimed Architectural firm in Manila. She then moved on to open her own interior design firm – Chat Fores Design Studio.

The firm specializes in creating illusions of big spaces making use of good lighting and color. The aim is to provide a client with a finished project that is timeless, combining aesthetics and function.

Chat Fores Design Studio combines resources with other consultants: furnishing contractors, engineers of different specialities (structural engineers, electrical, mechanical, sanitary and fire protection engineers), lighting, acoustics and kitchen specialist, architects, geomancers and security consultants to create a whole package, if a client so requires.

The body of work of Chat Fores is influenced by her travels to many interesting places and by interaction with her students at the Philippine School of Interior Design (PSID).



Fendarie Su

Fendarie Su
FOUNDER OF SANTA FE INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE SDN BHD

the founder of Santa Fe Interior Architecture Sdn Bhd, an international award-winning interior design firm. She has experience in crafting distinctive interior solutions and designs and was nominated as one of the Women of Excellence in Malaysia in 2014.

Born and raised in Penang, studied and graduated from Utah State University in the United States of America (USA), Fendarie Su’s interior design career began in the USA, Holland and other countries before settling back in Malaysia.

She formed Santa Fe Interior Architecture Sdn Bhd (Santa Fe) in 2006, which started from a humble corner in her house. The firm was nominated as one of the top 10 best interior architecture companies in Malaysia. Together with her dynamic team who shares the same design philosophy and values, Santa Fe won seven international awards and 32 local awards for different categories of interior design projects. In 2014, she was nominated as one of the Women of Excellence in Malaysia.

Since the beginning, her vision has been “to heighten value of humanity through the boundless creation of profound design concepts”. From small to 500 million dollar projects, she takes pride in completing the interior design of prestigious projects, such as corporate offices, hotels, institutions, restaurants, spa houses, commercial and mixed-use developments. Examples of such projects included Taylor’s Lakeside University, ViTrox Corporation Berhad, Tropicana Corporation, Herbaline Spa & Hotels, KDU Campus, ECM Libra Investment Bank, Titijaya Group, Mines Corporate and Epsom School. Santa Fe also landed projects in the USA, China, Thailand, Abu Dhabi, Singapore and other regions.


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