To counterbalance the stresses of a demanding academic life inside a boarding school, the dorm must be the respite for the students to regain their strength and composure. This design project maintains a specific set of qualities to promote psychological well-being whether through the reintroduction of nature indoors and along the building envelope (green facades, garden atriums, vertical forests, or planted terraces) or a lounge space where they can unwind or through a specific material and color palette around the building that exudes warmth and relaxation.

Posted by:Carl Saycon, MBA, Architect, Environmental Planner, Green Building Professional

Hi, I'm Carl, an architect, urban planner, and green building professional. After working in top development companies in the Philippines for more than 13 years, I founded FYI Design Studio in June 2015. Although we started on a shoestring budget, we were deeply imbedded in our commitment to provide design solutions that are contextual, appropriate, and environmentally responsible. The team has evolved since then through countless ideation sessions and project experiences, nothing short of revelatory and enlightening for everyone involved. Nonetheless our commitment remains. Come with me and join us in our journey. This is the story of a tiny little firm. For project inquiries, please email me

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