The name Arkisens plainly stands for architectural sense.  It is an outcome of a simple play of words.  But more profoundly, the collective name gives emphasis to the potential and capabilities of the group of individuals behind it, as opposed to a singular one that highlights only a particular individual.


The firm aggressively pursues work of all scales, maintaining a creative dialogue between realized projects and speculative studies and proposals.  Founders and partners Eds Rivera, Jay Pacia and Chok Manalo combine modern design strategies with the uncompromising execution of diverse and wide-ranging projects.  In addition, the practice is engaged in interior architecture, photography, exhibition and construction.