ABOUT SOPHIA CALIMA
Born in Manila and inspired by the transformative power of well-designed interior spaces, Sophia Calima completed her Interior Design degree from the renowned Istituto Europeo di Design in Milan, Italy. Driven by a desire to find synergy between modern, western and eastern sensibilities, she went on to learn first-hand from global design luminaries.
Her time with Susan Fredman Design Group Chicago, Droulers Architecture Milan, Lor Calma and Partners Manila,
The I.D. Dept Singapore, and Kenneth Cobonpue Cebu imbued her with a distinctive design approach and methodology.
In 2017, one of her projects was recognised as "one of the best condominium units" by a Philippine publication. A year after, she was selected by Mega Publishing as one of the “Home Designers That Should be on Your Radar.” She also currently serves as the Assistant Secretary of the National Committee on Architecture and Allied Arts with NCCA, under the office of the Philippine President.
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INTERIOR DESIGN PROCESS IN A NUTSHELL
1| DESIGN BRIEF
Define key requirements including budget and design agreement
2| SCHEMATIC DESIGN
Concept studies with initial layout, colours and materials
3| DESIGN DEVELOPMENT
Comprehensive design solution based on concept studies
4| TECHNICAL DOCUMENTATION
Preparing construction drawings and documentation for costing
Contractors and suppliers send their fees based on drawings
6| CONSTRUCTION CONSULTANCY
Consistent construction site inspection
7| PURCHASING AND INSTALLATION
Finishing touches with the use of quintessential pieces
8| PUNCH LIST AND TURN OVER
A final to-do list before turn over to client