Allan Amores, Boston Ma. USA, 2003.
Design Principal | Architect (UAP Philippines)
Allan’s passion for architecture stems from his determination to gain in-depth knowledge and answer to what makes one design outstanding by user’s experience and perspective. Keeping that thirst alive and burning, he shoots for the star by joining with HKS Hill Glazier Architects in San Francisco, California, a Global leader in hospitality architecture.
The exposure he received in working with the principals John Hill and Bob Glazier has created an opportunity for him to look at the profession in a much define way. It provided a deeper understanding of international designs and the importance of clients over projects. In 2004 Allan moved to Australia and joined distinctive Mclaren Lynch Design in Brisbane, Australia.
Two years after, Allan finally opened his practice Amores Design Pty Ltd. on the sunny Gold Coast, Australia. Amores Design created more than 500 beautiful homes, his projects has garnered building awards and been featured in TV programs and various magazines. Allan helps clients’ market capabilities and gain attention in the industry. For Allan, the pain of learning and the beautiful journey continues.
Allan grew up in almost impossible circumstances, poor with widow mum of eight kids. During his younger years of hardship, he used to sell fruits on the street, and during high school and college, he opened a part-time graphic art service to help finance his studies.
Amores Design is proudly based on the sunny Gold Coast, but their projects and community are all over the world.
Employment History Highlights
Allan Amores architectural design career began in the booming years in the middle of 1990’s which enabled him to work on a wide range of challenging projects – from residential communities to shopping centres, from mix-use projects to world-class resorts. The guidance of my previous principals and a vigorous exchange of ideas with my colleagues helped me to learn an enormous amount in a relatively short time.
In some prominent projects, Allan has been involved with world-renowned projects of Peter Cox Richardson, WATG & Hillglazier Architects. The exposure to projects that collaborated with these firms has created an in-depth knowledge of architecture in the international scene. It created an opportunity for him to look at architecture in a much broader way.
Amores Design Pty Ltd.
Design Principal, CEO 2006-Present
Leads Amores Design group of companies, Allan Amores Architects (Phil.), including start-ups Mydrafting BPO, 3Drendr, Gorgeou Hospitality, and Inspiringr Virtual Offices. Amores Design has offices in Gold Coast, Brisbane, Sydney, and Ortigas Centre (Phil.) Amores Design has successfully designed more than 500 houses, and some commercial, medical, and pre-school centres. Allan believes that his purpose lies in client’s satisfaction.
ML Design / MPS Architects
Brisbane, Qld. Australia, 2004-2006
Senior Architectural Designer /Planner
Reports to the Principal assists in promotional phase as required. Primary concerns are the preparation of preliminary design and presentation drawings. Leading the team in design development process, obtains decision and approval from the directors in an efficient manner, allowing the design development to progress steadfastly. Coordinates with all involved discipline ascertain that the project proposal conforms with the local codes and zoning requirements. Prepares quick, professional perspective drawings, and attends periodic project meetings. The project includes 400 Units Aurora Feasibility, Keppel Bay Marina, Jimboomba, Currumbin Master Plan & Kingscliff Holiday Resort.
Palo Alto, California, U.S.A. 2000-2004
Senior Design Consultant
Works directly with the Principals. Concern includes preparation of master plan, preliminary designs and project reports. The project includes Four Seasons Resorts & Spas in the Bahamas, Mandarin Orientals in Puerto Rico, Hyatt Resorts in Hawaii, Ritz Carlton Resort & Spas in Southern California, Bellevue Tower Hotel Seattle, Notre Dame University Hotel & Convention Centre and an all Suites Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.
Quill Design /PB Architects
K.L. Malaysia 1995-1998
Chief Design Architect
Managed a design development team. Concern includes preparation of promotional materials, master plan, project reports, preliminary designs, and presentation drawings. Projects include The Palace of the Golden Horses Hotel & Resort, Putra Jaya Government Centre E&F, Somerset Hotel Spa & Resorts, The Mines Resort Villas, and OUB Twin Tower, KL. Projects include The Palace of the Golden Horses Hotel & Resort, Putra Jaya Government Centre E&F, Somerset Hotel Spa & Resorts, The Mines Resort Villas, and KL OUB Twin Tower.
Project with PAB Architects includes KL Sentral mix-use development, Petaling Galaxy mix-use development, Government Integrated Office Centres, Manhattan Melaka Reclamation Project, Bangsar Shopping & Office Towers, Exhibition Centre in the Park, Penang and Penang Ferry Development.