Principal Architect, Casas+Architects
Arch. Carmelo Casas’ international career started when he joined Eric Cumine Associates in August 1978 as assistant architect where he got involved in Harbour City projects. In 1980 he moved to Palmer and Turner (HK) as Design Architect where he got involved in major landmark projects in Hong Kong, Singapore and Indonesia. By 1985 he joined Architects Hawaii Far East (AHFE) as Project Architect for various hotel projects in China, such as Furama Hotel in Dalian, and the Behai Hotel in Behai, China. He became an Associate shortly and became the youngest partner of the firm in 1987.
He co-founded Recio+Casas (HK) Ltd. in Hong Kong on October 1988. Arch. Casas was responsible for major design projects in Hong Kong, Macao and Mainland China. Together with Arch. Jose Pedro Recio, they set up a branch office in the Philippines in 1990 to spearhead their involvement as Design Consultant of the Pacific Plaza project, a pioneering high-rise luxury residential development in Ayala Aveñue, Makati, having Arch. Casas as Principal Designer. In 1992, Arch. Casas established Recio+Casas Ltd. in Thailand to participate as Design Consultant for various hotel, office and residential projects, namely the Thailand Stock Exchange Building, The First Pacific Building, Phuket Yatch Club, and the Queen’s Park Casa by Land & House.