WTA Family

Wta is a studio, but the poeple here are also a family. This is our WTA family. We who are bonded together by the idea that we have the passion and curiosity to be the best. While our architecture continues to grow and develop, it is our hope that we ourselves never stop doing the same. We believe that our biggest legacy is this family that never ceases to grow. As batch after batch, generation of thinkers pass through our studio doors, WTA is the extended family that will, in time, be the studio’s greatest legacy.

William Ti Jr.

Principal Architect

William graduated from National University of Singapore (NUS) with a Master's Degree in Urban Design in 2012, and acquired his Bachelor's Degree in Architecture from the University of Santo Tomas (UST) in 2002. Together with friends, he formed a partnership in 2005, and finally founded WTA Architecture and Design Studio in 2007. In the 15 years of his professional career, he has worked on hundreds of projects ranging from retail shops and housing projects to large scale malls to condos as well as hotels and master-planned developments.

As a firm believer in sustainable planning and the advantages of urban living, he tries to imagine a better-curated more design-focused society where beautiful things and pleasant environments are ubiquitous, even in the densest city centers. He avidly collects superhero toys and religiously reads comic books and fantasy novels. On the rare day-off from architecture, he wanders around as a student of life, observing urban conditions.

Melissa Mae L. Tan

Managing Director

Melissa has been a licensed architect since 2011 when she passed the architects licensure examination and garnered 2nd place. She earned her degree in architecture from the University of Santo Tomas and graduated cum laude and 2nd in her batch in 2009. She has been a part of the WTA team since 2010. All academic achievements aside, Melissa owes a great deal of her design and architectural vocabulary from her travels around the world. She started exploring the different countries even before she could walk. She has been to a number places with very different cultures from the historic to the modern. It is not just trinkets and souvenirs that she brings home with her, but also idea-filled memories and experiences.

Winnie Ann T. Ti

Finance Director

Winnie is the current Finance Director for WTA Architecture + Design Studio. She studied Bachelor of Science in Accountancy at the University of Santo Tomas and graduated year 2006. She then took the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Board exam and received her professional license on the same year. She trained as an audit associate with SGV & Co., a member practice of Ernst & Young, a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction, and advisory services. After which, she then proceeded to work with the top international banks such as Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation and Standard Chartered Bank. After six years in the corporate industry, she decided that it was time for a change of scenery and pursued her dream of building her own company. Together with her brother, William, they created Artesan Prime Properties, Inc., a sister company to WTA, where she currently spearheads its business operations.

Elmer D. Suerte

Technical Director

Elmer graduated from the Eulogio Amang Rodriguez Institute of Science and Technology with a Bachelor degree in Architecture in 1988. He has more than 27 years of experience in architecture and other technical trades. During his 3rd year in college, he received his clerk of work certificate and worked as a draftsman for some of his professors. After his 4th year, he took a job in the Middle East and stayed there for one and half years. In 1986, he returned to the Philippines to finish his studies.

After graduating, he joined Ulfert Design, and worked as an interior draftsman for a palace in Brunei Darussalam. He also have worked in Emmanuel Miniana & Archtiects, GF & Partners, Arkonsult,  National Engineering Bureau in Dubai and Casas + Architects

Kenneth C. Yu

Associate Director

Ricardo C. Alina

Associate Director

Emman Yadao

Associate Director

 

Blondie Riccio

Interior Design Director

Suzenne Tang-Donovan

Project Management Director

Suzenne has been a licensed civil engineer in the Philippines since 2002 and has stayed in the US, mainly California and Colorado, since 2010. She earned her bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from UP Diliman and her Masters and post-Masters degree in civil and environmental engineering with focus on construction engineering and management from Stanford University, California. Her entire career has always been in the engineering and construction industry and, in the last 10 years, has focused on project management of small to large infrastructure, industrial, and commercial projects. In 2013, Suzenne was  named one of Top 20 under 40 by ENR Mountain States.

On a personal note, Suzenne enjoys crafting and spending quality time with her family

 

Edrick Shih

Director