The birth of CASAS+ARCHITECTS emerged from the partnership of two young architects, Jose Pedro C. Recio and Carmelo T. Casas. Both of them had their diversified practice in Hong Kong's top architectural firms.
The two architects' international stint with major Hong Kong-based international firms spanned from 1976 to 1988. From there, they decided to form their partnership in October 1988 and took on the name RECIO+CASAS which was initially Hong Kong based.In 1990, a Philippine office was opened which spearheaded the partnership's involvement as design consultant for the high-rise luxury residential development, the Pacific Plaza at Ayala Avenue, with Arch. Casas as the Principal Designer.
Since then, the partnership of Jose Pedro Recio and Carmelo Casas undertook the role of design consultant for many projects such as ABS/CBN Broadcasting Studio Complex, Kingswood Gardens, One and Two Lafayette Square, Salcedo Park, and the Richmonde Hotel.
In 1997, the firm RECIO+CASAS was awarded the first prestigious title of Firm of the Year Award by the Philippine Institute of Architects.
the recio+casas partnership ended in 2008 after 20 years of successful collaboration. the firm has since taken on a new identity.first as casas+architects, then upon incorporation in june 2013, as casas+architects inc.
what began as a modest practice with only six employees in 1990 has grown into a corporation employing a staff of 150 today. a response to the expectations and requirements of an ever-expanding list of clients.