A lover of architecture since childhood, Medardo Cadiz is the founder and CEO of Cadiz International Architects – an award-winning design firm with over 100 employees stationed in headquarters in Dubai, Seattle, and Manila, and a running portfolio of projects and master community developments spread across 16 countries including the Bur Juman Centre, award winning Al Hamra Mall, Manar Mall and Old Town District in Ras Al Khaimah, Lakeside Residence in Jumeirah Lakes, among others.
Of the firm’s success, Medardo exclaims, “With imagination, purpose and courage, we connect well with people we serve and work with, especially the clients and the end-users of the places we create. It brings us great pride and joy to see our creations well-used, visited and successful. To that end, the best rewards come from the community acknowledging our work. But best of all, we most feel fulfilled and rewarded when we are able to establish a long-term relationship with our clients, enabling us to create many more projects with them as business partners rather than just a one-time vendor architect.”
Through competing with other international design firms, Medardo has learned that that clients appreciate and respect good work based on one’s ability, and not nationality. He takes great pride in Cadiz International’s pool of talents, who continue to impress and nurture the loyalty of clients with their outstanding design and service. Medardo adds, “By virtue of representing the creative nature of Filipinos through our company, we feel proud that in our own small way, we help uplift the reputation of the Filipino professionals in the UAE.”