Allan Amores, Boston Ma. USA, 2003.
Design Principal (Architect Philippines, Bldg. Designer Australia)
Allan grew up in almost impossible circumstances, poor with a widowed mum of eight kids. During his younger years of hardship, he used to sell fruits on the street. However, during high school and college, he opened a part-time graphic art service to help finance his studies.
Allan’s passion for architecture stems from his determination to gain in-depth knowledge and to answer what makes one design outstanding. Keeping that thirst alive and burning, he reached for the stars by joining HKS Hill Glazier Architects in San Francisco, California, a Global leader in hospitality architecture in 2000.
The exposure he received by working with the principals, created an opportunity for him to look at the architectural profession in a defined way. It provided a deeper understanding of international designs and the importance of listening to clients over projects. In 2004, Allan moved to Australia and joined distinctive Mclaren Lynch Design in Brisbane, Australia.
In 2006, Allan finally opened his practice, Amores Design Pty Ltd, on the sunny Gold Coast, Australia. So far, Amores Design has created over 500 beautiful homes, his projects garnering building awards, features on TV and in various magazines. Allan helps his clients’ market capabilities gain attention in the industry.
Amores Design is proudly based on the Gold Coast, but their projects and community is international.
Employment History Highlights
Allan Amores 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, 2006-Present
Leads Amores Design group of companies, Allan Amores Architects (Phil.), including start-ups Mydrafting, Amores Visuals, Gorgeou Hospitality, and Inspiringr Virtual Services. Amores Design has offices in Gold Coast, Brisbane, Sydney, and Ortigas Centre (Phil.) Amores Design has successfully designed over 500 houses, commercial, medical, and pre-school centres.
ML Design / MPS Architects
Brisbane, Qld. Australia, 2004-2006
Senior Designer /Planner
Reports to the Principal assists in the 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.
HKS Hillglazier Studio
Palo Alto, California, U.S.A. 2000-2004
Senior Design Consultant
Works directly with the Principals. Concern includes preparation of a 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
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, and Penang Ferry Development.