About Us


  • Driven by his passion to provide innovative, functional, and sustainable architectural design and architecture, Architect Edgar Sambile Calma built E.S. Calma Design and Associates in 1998.

    At the age of 28, he was determined to make a mark for himself in the industry. He is aware of the opportunities and was eager to be a major player in the design and architectural market. And these, he know, will entail a lot of hard work from him and from the people he trusts with his dream, his friends- which are the “Associates” of E.S. Calma Design and Associates.

    Together with his team consisting of highly competent professionals – from architects, engineers, and interior designers, E.S. Calma Design and Associates was able to deliver projects which exceeded client expectation, met the agreed budget, and served the purpose it was built for.

    Being the new and a small player in the industry during the early years, Architect Calma believed that every good job creates a good will, which helped him gain more clients. By setting the goals and providing direction to every project, E.S. Calma Design and Associates was able to deliver more than what was expected by the client. To be able to build and seal a stronger and lasting relationship with its clients, a Post-Construction Service was given to clients, even after the expiration of contract.

    “Working with the client” was the mindset of E.S. Calma and Associates, which meant treating clients as business partners.  Architect Calma believes that business is not just about cost and profit, it is also about honesty and transparency, and that was the foundation for every contract/project.  From employees to suppliers, the basic principle of honesty and fairness was infused.  In running his team, creativity and leadership is being encouraged. Responsibility is taught by delegating timelines and budget, coordinating milestones with clients, and delivering projects that are not only satisfactory but projects that are able to serve its purpose and exceed the expectation of clients.

    Over the years, E.S. Calma Design and Associates’ work has served as a mark of integrity and excellence, a mark known to its employees, clients and in the design and architectural industry.


  • To design spaces, a step away from the familiar, enhancing the human experience, harmonizing requirements with design, blending technology with sustainable architecture, and helping our clients succeed.

    To deliver targeted outcomes, adding value by making total client satisfaction our objective from planning, execution, to completion of projects, earning trust and confidence, and forming lasting relationships.

    To create a learning environment for our employees and continually transform our organization into a team of professionals able to collaborate to come up with exceptional design ideas, generate knowledge from experiences, and devise solutions to challenges.


  • Our Vision is to become one of the country’s prominent architectural designer and builder of innovative, functional, and sustainable spaces using dynamic technology to satisfy the evolving needs of our clients and to foster creativity and professionalism to individuals capable of providing solutions to challenges.

As we enter our second decade in the industry, we would like to take you back to our humble beginnings, how we became what we are now, and how ES Calma Design and Associates will build the future of architectural design.

With just eight (8) employees, consisting of highly competent professionals – from architects, engineers, and interior designers, we were able to start our operations in Alabang, in 1998.

During our early years, we were faced with a lot of challenges, from manpower sourcing, to finding clients and suppliers. We were pressed for time to come up with solutions and meet deadlines.

Twenty years later, we still face the same challenges but in a more complex field, considering the technology revolution and the concept of sustainable design. Our clients have evolved and so are their needs.

We see these changes as opportunities for ES Calma Design and Associates to stand out not only in terms of design but also in terms of innovation and professionalism.

These are the key factors that make us deliver quality service to clients -on time, every time.

In building the future of architectural design, we commit to incorporate sustainable architecture in all our projects.

We will design and execute our projects in a way that materials are utilized with the least negative effect to health and the environment.

Sustainable architecture is our way of exceeding client expectation and making a positive change in the industry, and in our country.

Edgar S. Calma

Managing Partner




As an organization we have made a commitment to understand our current and future customers’ needs; meet their requirements and strive to exceed their expectations.


Our Top Management have committed to creating and maintaining a working environment in which people become fully involved in achieving our objectives.


As an organization we recognize that people are the essence of any good business and that their full involvement enables their abilities to be used for our benefit.


As an organization we understand that the desired result is achieved more efficiently when activities and related resources are managed as a process or series of interconnected processes.


We have committed to achieving continual improvement across all aspects of our quality management system; it is one of our main annual objectives.


As an organization we have committed to only make decisions relating to our QMS following an analysis of relevant data and information.


ES Calma Design and Associates recognizes that an organization and the relationship it has with its external providers are interdependent and a mutually beneficial relationship enhances the ability of both to create value.



We are transparent, honest and ethical in all our interactions with employees, clients, and the public. Our word is our bond and we stand behind our work.


We exude respect and excellence by continually improving our abilities, knowledge, skills, and expertise.


We commit to exceed client expectation by combining innovative designs with quality workmanship, acting with a sense of urgency, and providing competitive costs.


We work for the greater good by protecting the health and safety of our employees, safeguarding the environment, and helping communities contribute to the development of our country.


We recognize synergy as a source of growth - working together to achieve the best result for the organization and for the client, ahead of our personal interest. We treasure differences and respect the opinion of others.

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