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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.

 

MY VALUES

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INTEGRITY

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ARTISTRY

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METAPHOR

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BEAUTY

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MEANING

 

PRESS

Press clippings of Sophia

INTERIOR DESIGN PROCESS IN A NUTSHELL

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1| DESIGN BRIEF

Define key requirements including budget and design agreement

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2| SCHEMATIC DESIGN

Concept studies with initial layout, colours and materials

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3| DESIGN DEVELOPMENT

Comprehensive design solution based on concept studies

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4| TECHNICAL DOCUMENTATION

Preparing construction drawings and documentation for costing

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5| TENDER

Contractors and suppliers send their fees based on drawings

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6| CONSTRUCTION CONSULTANCY

Consistent construction site inspection

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7| PURCHASING AND INSTALLATION

Finishing touches with the use of quintessential pieces

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8| PUNCH LIST AND TURN OVER

A final to-do list before turn over to client

Let's start a new project together