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PRACTICE STATEMENT PARTNERSHIP RESUME & PROJECT PORTFOLIO SAMANIEGOMORGAN ARCHITECTS & ENGINEERS Landline: 00 63 2 2128891 Smart: 00 63 908 7453238 Globe: 00 63 915 8678913 Email: samaniegomorgan@mail.com Website: www.samaniegomorgan@wordpress.com

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REVISION First Issue Email & Telephone Numbers Revised Incremental Update Incremental Update Additional Material Added Incremental Update

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WHY THE 'MAIL-DOT-COM' AND MOBILE NUMBERS? You have to remember where we are located! Perceptions of South-East Asia usually align to Singapore or Hong Kong, where Internet Links are phenomenally fast. The Philippines is somewhat different 'Geographically Speaking!' – Hong Kong and Singapore are essentially 'One Island States,' having 'One City.' The Philippines is an Archipelago of 7,107 Islands (At Low-Tide!) Here in the Philippines, Landlines, Mobile Telephones, and Internet are distributed to the entire population of 100 Million People, using Satellite, Landline Copper, Terrestrial Fibre-Optic, and Wireless Systems – Balanced across the Optimum Route. Commonly, Landline Numbers are just that – A 'Number!' Distribution is frequently over Mobile Telephone Networks. Our IT Systems have been designed and developed around current and future levels of Distribution Infrastructure. The Practice has been involved heavily with a Local Pilot Project whereby PLDT (National Telecommunications Provider) has replaced all District Landline Copper with Fibre-Optic. Speed and Reliability have improved dramatically. In addition to Personal (Practice) Email Boxes, we operate Project Email Addresses; in order to use 'Productive Time' as efficiently as we can. Staff, are also in constant touch with their Email at regular times during the day. Our Practice Intranet is also mirrored to GoogleDOCS and WordPRESS. Emails are automatically backed-up to our own server in Antipolo; and a Remote (Extra-Territorial) Mirror Site exists as part of our Disaster Preparedness Policy.

INTRODUCTION What follows, is a Brief Résumé of SAMANIEGOMORGAN its Senior Staff, our Facilities, and the Work we carry out. There is also a Brief Compendium of Significant Projects, together with descriptions of our QA/QC Procedures, Intranet, Methods of Practice and Current Research. Should you have any comment to make, we would be glad to hear from you!

SAMANIEGOMORGAN Bob Morgan BA(Hons)Arch Dip Arch PARTNER: DESIGN & PRODUCTION OPERATIONS Email: samaniegomorgan@mail.com Web: http://www.samaniegomorgan.wordpress.com LANDLINE: 00 63 2 3974613 SMART Tel: 00 63 908 7453238 GLOBE Tel: 00 63 915 8678913

SAMANIEGOMORGAN Ollie Samaniego MA PARTNER: BUSINESS OPERATIONS Email: samaniegomorgan@mail.com Web: http://www.samaniegomorgan.wordpress.com LANDLINE: 00 63 2 3974613 SMART Tel: 00 63 918 3041261 GLOBE Tel: 00 63 915 7978627

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WHO WE ARE The Partnership was formed in May 2010 between British Architect Bob Morgan, and Philippines Partner Ollie Samaniego. Bob is the Operations and Design Partner for the Practice. Ollie is the Business Partner, and Representative for Local Projects. We operate as a Traditional Equity Partnership, under Philippines Law. The Practice is registered with the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), and Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), in Manila. All Architects and Engineers are registered with the Professional Registration Council of The Philippines, and are members of the Manila Society of Engineers. Bob Morgan BA(Hons)Arch Dip Arch ARCHITECT PARTNER (Practice Principal) Much of Bob's early career in the UK was spent in both Public and Private Sector Housing. Later specialisations have included Health and Hospital Projects. Since 1996 Bob has pursued an International Career, working in France, The Middle East, and latterly, South East Asia. Previously, Bob headed the Technical Services Unit for Scott Wilson in Dubai with a Multi-Disciplinary Staff of 160 in Dubai and 25 in Manila. Projects of note include, Dubai International Airport T1, Emirates Airline Technical Centre P2, Saudi Arabian Embassy (Cairo), Muscat International Airport, Cummins High Horsepower Rebuild Centre, Jebel Ali Port (Terminal 2: 65 Buildings), Khalifa Port (Abu Dhabi: 160 Buildings), Qatar Science & Technology Park, Imperial College Nephrology Centre (Abu Dhabi), Dubai Diabetes Clinic (Healthcare City), and Acute Hospitals in Rasaffa, Baqoubah, and Diwaniyah (Iraq). Sahara Mall (Sharjah), Marina Mall (Kuwait) and Marina Mall (Abu Dhabi). Oqyana (World Islands, Dubai). Recent Projects comprise Railway Station Refurbishments (UK), Ortigas Renal & Hepatic Centre (Manila), Bespoke Residential Projects (Philippines), Nilaweli Hotel and Resort (Sri Lanka), Developer Housing Projects (Philippines, UAE and UK). High Horsepower Rebuild Centre (Cummins Diesel UAE). Ollie Samaniego MA Mass Communications (Business Major) PARTNER (Business Operations) Both Ollie and Bob have worked together for the last decade. Ollie has served previously as Practice Manager for Scott Wilson, and Hersch Bedner in Dubai. Ollie also works outside of the Partnership in Publishing, Graphic Design and TV/Theatre Production, and is a BBC Independent Documentary Award Winner! Ollie is also one of the Figureheads of Magazine Publishing in The Philippines. Ollie's Primary RĂ´le is one of Local Representation, with regard to Corporate and Project Formalities. He is also responsible for the Financial Management of each Project.

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Roberto (Tito) Bañares BA(Arch) PRC Registered Architect ASSOCIATE Tito's rôle is to ensure compliance with regard to Building Permits, and National Building Code. As the Practice has moved into new areas of Construction Technology, Tito has provided Technical Support via Speedsteel Development Corporation, a Fabricator of Lightweight Steel Framed Buildings. In these instances, the National Building Code has had to be advanced, and adapted, as it fails to recognise Construction Technology that is beyond the scope of Reinforced Concrete Frames and Hollow Concrete Blocks. Tito is also responsible for Site Supervision of all Local Projects. Dr Dante Quines MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT Dr Quines' advice has been invaluable in terms of QA/QC Procedures related to Creative and Media Arts Organisations. He has also developed our Management Accounting Practices, which are an essential part of any design orientated organisation. Dr Quines heads the School of Business at the Far Eastern University (FEU) in Manila. Bob and Dante give regular lectures at FEU (Far Eastern University) and UP (University of The Philippines) on Professional Practice Procedures, Practice Management and Accounts. Manuel (Mike) Perito MSc CIVIL ENGINEER FIRE PLANNING & NFPA CONSULTANT Mike acts as Insurance Fire Planning Consultant and is a Licensed NFPA Assessor. The Practice retains his services for Major Projects, Due Diligence Surveys, and works to existing buildings, throughout South East Asia and the Middle East. Mike also represents the Practice in Dubai. Bill South LLB Solicitor Bill is based in Oxford in the UK and gives representation to the Practice. Bill's considerable experience has been gained with several UK Commercial Developers, and latterly in Private Practice. He has a substantial knowledge in both UK Property and International Property Law.

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SENIOR STUDIO TEAM Manila Below is a table of Senior Staff, their Position, Level of Experience, and Service Record. All of the personnel cited are Retained (Salaried) Permanent Staff of Middle-Management. The Level of Service reflects the time spent with the Senior Partners in previous employment, as well as SAMANIEGOMORGAN since 2010. Each member of our staff varies their rôle according the requirements of each Project – Either taking a Project Lead, or being a Contributor to a Smaller Team, in order to effect the production of Project Documentation. Raoul Paz Ronnie Sampang Luis Advincula Diosdado Batac Alexander Corpuz Vic Esteva Melanie Atienza Reynante Castro Archie Reyes Emmanuel Martinez Noelle Guitierez Joel Garcia Jhun Calmateo

Studio Manager & Technical Architect Production Lead & Senior Architectural Technician Senior Project Architect (Team Leader) Senior Design Architect (Team Leader) Civil & Structural Engineer Senior Mechanical Engineer Senior Project Architect (Team Leader) Senior Architectural Technician Building Surveyor & Construction Superintendent Document Controller Marketing & Communications Manager Practice Manager IT Boffin

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BANKERS Banco de Oro (BDO) Masinag Branch Marcos Highway Barangay Mayamot ANTIPOLO Republic Of The Philippines

Mashreqbank PJSC PO Box 1250 Jumeira Branch Jumeira Beach Road DUBAI United Arab Emirates

ACCOUNTANT Manabat San Agustin & Company KPMG Centre 6787 Ayala Avenue Makati MANILA Republic Of The Philippines

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WHAT WE DO There are two main areas in which we work; Extra-Territorial Documentation Projects, and Indigenous (Philippines) Projects. The former, represents approximately 75% of the Practice Workload at any given time. Clients range from Sole Practitioners to large Multi-Disciplinary Organisations and Contractors. Clients also include Property Agents and Auction Houses in the UK, where we provide Support Documentation for Planning Applications. Projects are also undertaken directly for Residential Developers, both in the UK and UAE. Indigenous Projects comprise Private Bespoke Housing (Traditional Service), and Volume Developer Housing. We are retained by two of the largest Developers in The Philippines; and have been instrumental in the upgrading of their Product Ranges, Construction Methodologies and Delivery Programmes.

HOW WE DO IT The Practice is 'Solutions Led!' We have developed a Signature Style, which demonstrates both a Maturity and Consistency, based upon a Commercial Philosophy. Our work with Housing Developers has enabled us to extend this further; in order to achieve Economically Viable and Sustainable Solutions – To the benefit of all! Throughout the Design Process, we are conscious of our need to address the 'End User' of the buildings we create. A 'Design with Climate Philosophy' is also followed on all of our projects, avoiding Heavy Duty Air Conditioning as much as possible. This is particularly relevant as The Philippines has one of the highest costs of Domestic Electricity in the World! – A High Charge Per KWHr Plus 25 Additional Taxes! – Hence our involvement with Solar Photovoltaic Generation and other forms of alternative energy! We are uncompromising in terms of Construction Practice and Quality; advocating that 'Cheap Expedients produce Expensive Long-Term Problems' – Both for Clients and End-Users alike. The Practice is well used to working with US, UK, Australian, UAE, and Local Building Codes. Locally, Hybrid Codes are developed to ensure compliance to the local norms; and also to achieve higher levels of both Quality and Safety. This is particularly noteworthy in The Philippines, where the Building Code is 'Lamentable' – Reacting to events rather than planning ahead of them! The Practice uses an Independent Fire Protection Consultant who deals directly with local Civil Defence, International Insurers, and Underwriters – Thus avoiding many potential problems prior to handover. This has been prudent with larger projects where the Philippines Building Code is lacking, and Municipality Engineers have insufficient experience in order to give reliable advice. Both The Philippines and UAE have become reliant upon NFPA as a Fire Code, which errs strongly towards Mechanical Means of Fire Suppression. Recent 'Events of Fire' have reinforced our adherence to British Codes, which promote 'Passive Means of Escape,' and NonMechanical Solutions. Maintenance of Sprinklers Systems and other associated plant is often neglected in The Philippines. We follow Internationally Accepted and Accredited Methods of Quality and Documentation Control. Our systems are developed progressively, and are there to be 'Proactive' - Assisting the Production of Information; rather than merely acting as a 'Reactive Recording Mechanism.' Our Quality System has the Endorsement of Fawkes Group Inc., as being ISO 9001:2008 Compliant. Further comment is made regarding our Quality Management System, further into this document.

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THEWORKS

THEWORKS is the Core of our Quality Assurance and Control Measures. Each member of the Studio Staff contributes to the development of the programme. A series of Multimedia Manuals has been produced that form the basis of Specific Project Quality Plans. THEWORKS also provides the basis for our Practice Management Standards, and Financial Planning. THEWORKS embodies many Technical and Planning Issues for a variety of building types. Here, Technical and Practice Memoranda, are collated for future reference. Hybrid Variants of Building Codes are also assimilated and recorded, together with the logic behind them. Presently THEWORKS is being expanded to include a further volume which relates specifically to Products, Materials, and Specifications preferred (and available) for the locations where we operate. Building Codes and Specifications vary tremendously from one location to another. All of our Studio Staff receive Continuing Professional Development Seminars relating to Fabric & Structure, Construction Technology, Mechanical, Electrical, Public Health, Fire Precautions, Disaster Preparedness, and Building Codes.

WHERE WE DO IT 'Design' is not an activity which happens consistently between 08:00 and 18:00! All Studio Staff are part of a Practice-Wide Flexible Working Hours Régime. With a Client Base in different Time Zones, we have to remain flexible and therefore, plan accordingly. Unfortunately, some Clients consider that their Time Zone, is the only one in the World, despite there being a 16 Hour Negative Difference! – Hello San Francisco! Our location in the Semi-Rural area of Antipolo is conducive to Undisturbed and Clear Thought. Many of our staff are resident during the week; which is a typical working pattern of The Philippines. The decision to relocate outside of Metro Manila in 2011 was both a Definite and Conscious one. Accessibility to Premises, High Cost, Poor Facilities & Service, Power-Cuts, Lost Production, Protectionism and Traffic Congestion in Manila, were the main impediments prior to relocation. Now, our Local Clients and other Consultants prefer the 'Clear Air of Antipolo' for Formal Meetings, and Project Conferences. Although only a short distance from Manila, we are 100m above Sea Level, and enjoy a much cooler macroclimate than the Capital! – With neither the frustration nor pollution of Manila's 'Legendary Traffic!' © SAMANIEGOMORGAN 15 February 2016 ANTIPOLO Republic of The Philippines

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Our Studio comprises two Converted and Fully Renovated (adjacent) Villas, within an Established Subdivision. The adjoining Villa provides accommodation for staff resident during the week. The Partners own the Freehold to both Properties. Plans are presently in place for us to move the Design Studio during the First Quarter of 2016. The new premises are within Walking Distance of Bahay Tuko, and will have additional space for expansion, together with improved Video Conference and Meeting facilities. Again, the Partners hold Freehold Tenure. Our existing Studio will be remodelled in order to provide Dedicated Accommodation for 10 Staff.

WHAT WE DO NOT DO We do not follow 'Trends or Schisms!' - Whether they be orientated towards Design or Practice Management. Our model for QA/QC has been developed from 'Established Good Practice.' From the outset we were not happy with the Unidirectional ERP Approach offered by many Quality Standards Organisations. Here, much is based upon Manufacture and Process Engineering – With QC Procedures being applied under the philosophy of 'One Size Fits All!' – Notwithstanding, that ERP is neither applicable nor relevant to a Creative, Design and Time Orientated Organisation! Neither do we follow blindly the norms of ERP Acronyms, Sector Reporting, 'Six Sigma,' Mission Statements or whatever the latest 'Management Newspeak Trend' dictates! If there is a 'Mission Statement' it is merely 'We exist to Design, Document and Deliver Well!' Our Practice Leadership and Management have a wealth of Professional Practice Experience, gained over many decades. This has been incorporated into our Internal Procedures, and is being conveyed to a new generation of Architects and Engineers. Design is an activity that does NOT operate in a 'Stop-Watch Regulated Factory Environment!' – We exist as Architects and NOT as 'Drawing Manufacturers!' Hence, we are selective with regard to the Commissions that we undertake, and the Clients with whom we work. Our principles lead us to follow a philosophy where we can develop our 'Client Relationships' into 'Long-Term Partnerships!' Many of our Clients have been returning over a number of years; and also provide successive recommendations and referrals.

COSTS We operate within tight budgets; yet do not compromise to the detriment of a project, or its delivery. Neither do we 'Promise the Unachievable!' We tell Clients 'What they Need to Know!' – Rather than 'What They Want to Hear! – 'False Optimism' benefits no one!' Each Project is budgeted and planned for, upon its own merits. We do not have 'Standard Rates' and neither are we swayed into accepting work where a fee might be 'Dictated!' – We work as 'Architects' and NOT as 'Design Contractors!' For Documentation Projects, costs are presently between 20% and 30% of Hourly UK Provincial Practice Rates (Source: RIBA 2014 Benchmarks). However, this can vary dramatically given the disciplines required, delivery, programme and resourcing levels. Daily Time Logs are kept for all project activity, and Client Audit. Our Internal Audit Process logs progress and time expended against the Baseline Programme, Budget and Resource Plans.

EOP – English Only Policy All Studio Staff are fluent in both English and Tagalog. As a matter of Policy, UK English is the 'Vernacular of the Studio,’ and all written documentation. Despite the American Colonial Legacy of The Philippines, we work only in Metric Units, and on ISO 'A Size' Drawings and Documents! French, Russian, Arabic, Hindi, Korean, Japanese and Mandarin are also accommodated; as can 'Feet and Inches' and 'American!'

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APPOINTMENTS & CONTRACTS Our Client Agreements, and Building Contracts are all based upon RIBA, AIA, JCT and FIDIC Standards. Some adaptation is necessary, given the location of Clients, Projects, and Contractors. The commerce of International Payments, Letters of Credit, and Bank Guarantees, also dictate a modified style.

HR POLICIES The Practice has Defined Policies regarding Recruitment, Retention, and Continuing Employment, together with Anti-Corruption Measures. Due to the International Nature of our Workload, and Clientele, a conscious decision was made in 2010 to achieve a Standard of Excellence. Locally, our practices are regarded as 'Unorthodox' yet our Staff Establishment has only 'Increased and Remained' since our earliest beginnings! Many local companies however, believe a 'Revolving Door' is a measure of 'Good Management!'

INSURANCES The Practice carries Professional Indemnity Insurance via i2D Commercial Insurance (UK). We also carry Employer's Liability, Buildings, Contents and Vehicle Insurance with AXA Directly. No Philippines Insurance Companies, Agencies, or Brokers are used as a matter of Practice Policy.

SOFTWARE Our main Production Software Platform is AutoCAD with Revit for BIM. Visualisations are prepared using a combination of AutoCAD Models and Google SketchUP PRO. Photorealistic images are prepared with 3D Studio Max. Office Administration uses a Practice Management System that works from the Open Office Platform, and is Compatible with Microsoft Office Applications. All Commercial Software is Licensed and 'Owned Outright' by the Practice.

INTRANET ArchiTYPE is the Practice Intranet, which contains all of our Resources for Practice Management, Drawings, Graphic Standards, Product Library, Technical Library, and Design Resources. This repository of information has been developed over time, and is in regular use by all members of staff for News, Reference, Research, and Project Delivery. Staff, are also encouraged to adopt an aspect of Practice for their own development. The table below illustrates both Tertiary and Primary Topics under development and White Paper Presentation. Photovoltaic Systems for Domestic Architecture Evaporative Cooling Systems ELAN Solid Reinforced Masonry Blockwork SpeedSTEEL Structural Steel Frames for Residential Construction SWIFT Casegoods and Cabinetry Retrofit Multi-Car Vertical Transportation Systems Practice Procedures Practice Financial Management Quality Management System Project Programming Project Costing and Measurement PeopleSPACE (HR Resource Centre) Our 'Extra-Curricular Resources' are both developed and shared with Local and International Partners, for mutual benefit.

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DISASTER PREPAREDNESS & SECURITY Long before, 'Disaster Preparedness' became a Recent Mantra of the Metro Manila Development Authority, our policies had already been formulated, and were in place long before! Our location has negated much of the risk associated with Natural Disasters, such as Typhoons, Flooding, and Earth Tremors, and also the aftermath. Antipolo and the Rizal Region are 'Zoned' by PAGASA as being 'Low Risk.' As part of our Operations Strategy all of our IT Data Storage is 'Mirrored' contemporaneously to a 'Remote Reserve Server.' Hard Copy Files and Drawings are stored securely and protected from Fire and Flood. Backup Systems for Power, Telephones and Internet are also available. Contingency Planning also permits a 'Complete Evacuation,' to one of two 'Alternative Operations Sites!' – Exercises and Drills are carried out (Without Notice). Redeployment has been achieved in less than three hours. Natural Disasters apart, we also have 24 Hour Discrete Security Attendance. Visitor access is controlled, and restricted to specific areas of the building. Client Confidentiality, and Work Content are maintained to a 'Banking Level of Security!' Unlike much of The Philippines our Internal Security is 'Discrete' and is there to protect the interests of the Practice and its Clients!

BUILDING CODE COMPLIANCE Philippines A Series of Practice Technical Memoranda have been produced giving guidance to solutions where the National Building Code of The Philippines fails to address issues of Safety. These have the endorsement of our Professional Indemnity Insurer. In particular, these cover Staircases and Guarding; Doors, Windows and Opening Sizes; Party Wall Fire Projection, Sound Insulation and Structural Stability (Terraces/Row Houses); Electrical Installations, Sanitary Appliances and Plumbing; Zones of Open Space and Unprotected Areas; Fire Precautions and Means of Escape in 3 Storey Dwellings; Glass and Glazing. All Applications for Building Permits carry a Building Code Analysis. Supervision Staff control Compliance on site. For Non-Domestic Projects, NFPA and BS5588 are used with regard to Means of Escape and Fire Projection.

NOTEWORTHY PROJECTS With Commentaries What follows is a compilation of either Completed, or Ongoing Projects. Frequently, we have to align our submissions and presentations to a Specific Client, or Market Sector. Here, we intend our submission to be 'Quite General' which might be reinforced with Supplementary Information. Please refer to the Enclosing Document for further details – Or more specific information can be generated upon request.

CAVEAT In certain instances the Location, Client, and Project Descriptions have been either Redacted or Paraphrased due to existing Client Confidentiality Agreements. Very often this has been due our adoption of a 'Recovery Project,' where anonymity must be assured to Clients, and Third Parties. We trust that you understand. However, this should be seen to demonstrate our commitment to Client Confidentiality, rather than offering misleading information. Further specific clarifications may be sought upon request. Some might question the use of Computer Generated Images, rather than Completed Work. However, it should be remembered that many of our projects are 'Enabling Measures!' - In some instances, a 'Design' for one Project enables the progression of other more strategic work. This is particularly relevant to Health and Medical Projects, where Project Logistics are planned many months in advance. It also reinforces our commitment to 'Speculative Projects' – Albeit within defined Commercial Limits.

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SAMANIEGOMORGAN STUDIO Relocation Easter 2016 The Practice was founded in May 2010. Our first address was in the Makati Central Business District of Manila – However, we had not planned to remain there! High Rent, Traffic Gridlock, Protectionism, Poor Accommodation, Restricted Access, and Power Cuts hampered productivity severely. By May 2011 we had relocated 25 KMs outside of Metro Manila in the Semi-Rural Area of Antipolo. Two adjoining Villas were renovated to provide Studio Space and Staff Accommodation. The problems encountered previously were gone! As our International Work continued to grow, the decision to relocate was justified. What was a 2½ Hour Commute (Each Way), became a 2 Minute Walk! Antipolo is some 90m above Sea Level, and has a much cooler climate than the Capital. Our location is now preferred by Consultants and Local Clients, who always prefer to abandon the 'Chaos of Manila' for meetings in Antipolo! The move to Antipolo also enabled further expansion. In May of 2011 we had 5 Permanent Staff – This has increased to our present contingent of 25! More space is needed, so May of 2016 we see us operational in new premises. The New Studio is located a short walk away. Renovation and Remodelling are presently underway, and occupation will take place over the Easter Break. Our 'New Home' is a former 'Break-Bulk Warehouse,' providing ample space for our Target Size of 30 Staff. There will also be improvements in Video Conferencing and Meeting Rooms, together with an Exhibition Space located in the Reception Area. Our Technical Library and Archive/Filing Areas will also have dedicated spaces. The existing Studio will be remodelled to provide Dedicated Accommodation for 10 Resident Staff. More importantly, the New Studio Remodelling will be a demonstration of our skills as Architects!

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WOLVERHAMPTON CIVIC HALL Part of the Base Drawing Package for a Contractor's Design (Ongoing Commission). A Full Refurbishment is to be carried out on the original Lyons & Israel Civic Hall in 2015. The Project has been suspended recently due to cuts in Local Public Finance. However it is included in the 2016 Local Authority Budget.

BARANGAY SAN ISISRO OFFICES Many Thousands of Miles from Wolverhampton, yet the 'Civic Vernacular' was favoured! The Barangay is a level of Philippines Local Government equivalent to a Parish Council. The Barangay also acts as a Court of First Instance for Civil Disputes, and minor Common Law Offences. The proposal above unifies existing Barangay Accommodation on one site, and has capacity for further expansion. Work is proceeding, with completion programmed for Easter 2016.

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Most of the Local Staff are Volunteers and deal with a variety of Local Problems. Instituted by the Marcos Régime, the 'Barangay System' is still favoured by many – And enables 'Swift Justice' in terms of Local Disputes where many of the Local Population do not have the means to pursue the Civil Process.

TAM AWAN NATIVE VILLAGE BAGUIO A Design Study adding Tourist Accommodation to an existing Artists' Community on the outskirts of Baguio. The location has proved popular with visitors being accommodated in Native Ifugao Huts. However, expanded accommodation and other facilities were required, for its continuing success. The Project currently has the full support of the Department of Tourism and is scheduled to commence on site in February 2016.

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JUMEIRA DENTAL CLINIC Jumeira Beach Road DUBAI Part of a Limited Competition Entry for a Dental Clinic in Dubai. The Clinic was to be the 'New Home' for Three Merged Surgeries. The Competition Rules were changed after submission, resulting in us having to withdraw our entry. However, and despite the Disappointment of Withdrawal, extensive knowledge was gained with regard to Dental Health Planning, resulting in a series of Practice Design Bulletins, now in use on concurrent Medical Projects.

Much research was carried out regarding the use of Light and Colour; as two of the Dental Surgeons use 'Deep Hypnosis' as a form of Anaesthesia. The Prime Façade is South Facing. Dubai experiences temperatures in excess of 50°C during the Summer and 100% Humidity. In order to alleviate Solar Gain, and still provide adequate light, Mashrabeyah Perforated Screens (Brise Soleil) were placed in front of windows on the South Elevation, adding further effect to Light and Shade; whilst negating Overheating. © SAMANIEGOMORGAN 15 February 2016 ANTIPOLO Republic of The Philippines

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RASHID HOSPITAL DUBAI Digital Autopsy Facility Early in 2014 we undertook several International Commissions for a Partnership between iGENE (Indonesia) and the Medical Divisions of Toshiba and Philips. Current Medical Practice has moved towards Digital Scanning for Routine Post Mortem Examinations. Our Work frequently involves the 'Tailoring' of an Existing Building, to accommodate equipment, and facilities. Whist a Modular Approach has been evolved for the Technical Equipment, the layout of each facility is very different – Some as a 'Stand Alone New Build,' with others being incorporated into an Existing Building, to follow specific local procedures and practices. Again our Technical Library has been expanded with several White Papers produced related to (Traditional and Digital) Post Mortem Procedures. Presently, schemes are being prepared for three Digital Autopsy Facilities at existing Hospital Mortuaries in the UK. The first is already under construction, and also includes the relocation of the Coroner's Office and Court to the same 'Out of Town' location on the periphery of the Borough.

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ACUTE TEACHING HOSPITALS Rasaffa, Baqoubah, and Diwaniyah IRAQ The Projects were commenced and completed during 2010 and 2011. Three Government Teaching Hospitals had been planned for separate locations; all following a generic design. The previous Building Procurement Process had been protracted; many conflicting standards had been inherited, resulting in much of the design proving unworkable, in practical terms. The imposition of new Funding Criteria had also dictated the abandonment of the previous schemes. The Base Hospital Design was re-planned to acceptable norms, in conjunction with MJ Medical (UK) and Representatives of the End-User (All UK NHS Trained Surgeons and Physicians). Complete and separate Construction Documentation was prepared for each location. The Practice worked with iTECH Japan as the Checking Engineer. Bob Morgan was resident in Baghdad for the duration of the Projects. The Commission required the complete coordination of Architecture, Structures, Medical Planning, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Disciplines using dedicated teams resident in Baghdad, Beirut and Dubai. Since the work was undertaken we are presently involved with documenting the Nuclear Medical & Diagnostic Programme, presently being introduced throughout Iraq. Again, this has been through various cycles and iterations of planning. The Base Design did not accord with the requirements of Equipment Suppliers, and was intrinsically outdated. A new design has evolved, based upon our UK NHS Experience, together with working closely with key Medical Equipment Suppliers. Construction Costs have also been reduced dramatically; given advances made with Medical Technology.

RAMADI ARMY BASE Anbar Province IRAQ Through our Local Representation in Baghdad a further Documentation Commission was undertaken for the US Corps of Engineers via a locally based Design/Build Contractor. As part of the US Aid Programme, a SelfContained Military Base was to be provided, for the Iraqi Army. Again, the original design and documentation were fundamentally flawed; yet construction was already underway. Work on site was assessed and prioritised against the original designs. Various 'Workaround Solutions' were found for the majority of the buildings, with a minimum amount of 'On Hold Works.' Quite remarkably, the project overran by only One Week! During Late 2015 the Army Base was used as a Strategic Headquarters for (Iraqi) Government Forces defending Anbar Province from ISIL Insurgents.

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IMPERIAL COLLEGE DIABETES ENDOCHRINOLOGY & NEPHROLOGY CENTRE ABU DHABI UAE This Project has featured in several Architectural Publications since its completion. The building was commissioned by Aldar, the Property Development Division of the Abu Dhabi Government. Medical Facilities are provided by Imperial College London, and the building is managed by SERCO UK. The building was opened officially by HRH Prince Charles. The Brief called for an 'Iconic Statement' given the nature of the project, and its location on the Airport Road leading from Abu Dhabi. The Photograph above shows the North Elevation, facing the Airport Road. Here Partial Perforated Screening has been used in order to reduce internal light levels, and also to create a level of 'Design Unity.' The Screening is increased on the East and West Elevations, and is complete to the South. Ophthalmic Procedures within the building require relatively low levels of diffuse light, with no intrusion of sunlight. These activities have been grouped to an area on the shaded North Elevation. Facilities range from Tertiary Occupational Health, to Surgical Procedures carried out on a Day Case Basis. An informal Renal Dialysis Lounge is also provided, together with Stabilisation Zones for Diabetic Patients. A Recovery and Residential Unit is included for short-term patient stays. The Design and Documentation of the Project was carried out in less than 3 Months; with an overlap into the initial construction period. A dedicated team worked with Imperial College and SERCO during the initial design stages. The Construction Period was 9 Months, with a further 6 Months taken for Fit-Out, Medical Equipment and Commissioning. It should be remembered that Medical Projects often represent the Epitome of Design Coordination, involving all Design Disciplines. This Project was no different. Due to the ‘Fast Track Nature’ of the Project, it was decided to Combine Consultancy Resources, during the Intense Period of Detailed Design. A Project Office was created within the vicinity of the site in order to provide Direct Support to Site Operations.

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QUEEN ELIZABTH II PLAYING FIELDS ASSOCIATION West Midlands UK Part of a Design Study relating to Multi-Use Pavilions at existing Playing Fields. The Pavilions have followed a Modular Volumetric Form, allowing for different configurations dependent upon location and use. Our Commission is from a major UK Steel Fabricator and Contractor.

DRAKELOW TUNNELS VISITOR CENTRE Kidderminster UK The Drakelow Site was used during WW2 as a 'Shadow Factory' for both Jaguar and Rover, who were producing Aeroplane Engines for Bristol Aero at the time. The Subterranean Location ensured continued production during the bombing of Birmingham and Coventry. During the Cold War Period, the Tunnels were reutilised as a Regional Command Centre – Essentially a 'Nuclear Hideaway for Local Government!' Much of the 1950s and 1960s Facilities and Equipment remain; with the site becoming an attraction in recent years. © SAMANIEGOMORGAN 15 February 2016 ANTIPOLO Republic of The Philippines

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A previous Planning Application had failed. The building proposed was minimal, providing only a small Coffee Shop, no Visitor Facilities, and without a Weatherproof Link to the Tunnels. The application also relied upon the development of other land for housing, as a mechanism for funding the project. Given that the site is within a Conservation Area, a more 'Comprehensive and Sensitive' Development Plan for the site was required. The fate of the project is still in abeyance, as the site was closed early in 2014.

The 'Gabion' Treatment to the Visitor Centre, acts as a form of 'Visual Reference' with the Tunnel Entrance. In order to ensure safety, quite considerable retaining works were required to the Tunnel Approach. Stone-Filled Gabions line the approach. The Design idioms are taken from the WW2 Period, following a very Defensive and Confrontational Vernacular. Board Finish Concrete and Gabions have been used extensively as Finished Surfaces. Even the Fenestration Details are reminiscent of the 'Brown Tape' used during WW2.

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CASINO PROJECT Wolverhampton UK A 'Rescue Package' that began with a Retrospective Planning Application, following Enforcement Action. The Client originally procured a Perspective Drawing from an 'Internet Home-Worker.' It was insubstantial, and not acceptable for submission. A redesign of the Façade was carried out; with 5 Images being submitted within 24 Hours. There was a specific requirement for the building to be shown in a 'Street Scene Context! The word 'Casino' was also to be avoided in the Signage. The proposal also had to echo the past appearance of the building (Warehouse for a Department Store). The Original Elevations were of an Art Deco Style – Much being lost as the building had changed through various uses, during recent decades. The Original Visual (Left) – Even carried by the Local Evening Newspaper! - This also took more than one week to produce! Irrespective of the 'Low Fee' what was produced lost the client a month, due to the cycles of Planning and Licensing Committees – Suddenly, what appeared to be 'Too Good to be True,' became exactly that! Since 2010 we have 'Re-Engineered' many proposals sourced from Internet Home Workers. Ironically, several of these projects have been for clients for whom a Tender or Bid was made and subsequently rejected. Several months, and many disappointments later, a 'Fresh Start' has often been necessary, when the Client 'Knocks on the Door' once again! – The trawl of the 'Bargain Basement' did not go quite according to plan! 'Recovery Projects' such as this are a common element in our workload. Often, our Commission is for Construction Documentation, or Interior Design. However, the Initial Concept Design is Inherently Defective – Overly Optimistic Draughtsmen have 'Scaled Components' in order to make them fit; Layouts pay no heed to 'Means of Escape;' or there are issues regarding Overlooking and Unprotected Areas. As far as possible we attempt to 'Educate Clients' in terms of Quality; rather than making an 'Assessment of Worth' based upon the number of drawings produced. Frequently, Clients have not used an 'Architect' from 'Day One!' – Preferring a Cheaper Option, that later proves to be the Most Expensive! © SAMANIEGOMORGAN 15 February 2016 ANTIPOLO Republic of The Philippines

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As the saying goes, 'You can lead a horse to water – But, you cannot make it drink!' Lo and Behold, the Easter (2015) Monday Holiday Edition of the Wolverhampton Evening Newspaper carried the image below; heralded as yet another 'Artist's Impression of a Greatly Enhanced Scheme bringing 113 Jobs to the Town!' The proposal is to take an adjoining property, and develop the whole Corner Plot in a more comprehensive way. The Client is now nearly one year-on since the original application, with a £4m Development that has not progressed past the Drawing Board! Moreover, £45,000 was required as part of a Section 106 Planning Agreement. From the comments made on the Planning Application from last year, the Planning Officer, and Committee Members had reservations with regard to how the site would appear at night – Given that this will be the main period of operation; and the scheme is 'Contentious.' The original Planning Brief called for an approach which 'Restored some of the lost Visual Elements to the area!' In terms of an 'Evening Presentation' the instruction was that 'It should not Scream and Shout!' Bad Taste 36? (Above) – Note the way in which the Stone Cladding turns the corner in a straight line! – Not to mention the two 'Triffids' on the Pavement! However, at the end of the day, it is the Client who has decided to take this 'Gamble!' – How he chooses to spend his money is up to him!

Dusk falls on Wolverhampton! The shadows are actually 16:50 Hrs on 31 October. Various lighting effects can be created very quickly, highlighting possible 'Over-Shadowing,' or Excessive Summertime Exposure. We also have the capability of designing Bespoke External Lighting.

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BAHAY TUKO – THE GECKO HOUSE Antipolo Philippines Home and Studio Combined. Total Renovation, Extension and Refurbishment. The project was a virtual rebuild of two adjoining properties, and took only three months. It did however, enable a move away from the congestion of Manila, to a more pleasant Rural Location. Bahay Tuko is now the home of the Practice.

BAHAY TUKO – THE GECKO HOUSE Antipolo Philippines A Traditional Interior with Purpose-Made Furniture and Interior Joinery. In order to maximise space, some of the Studio Functions are combined with the House. Staff are normally resident during the week, and have separate living accommodation, in the Orchid Street adjoining villa.

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BISF HOUSE Nationwide UK Part of a Drawing Package for a UK Housing Association, having a Substantial Stock of Post WW2 British Iron & Steel Federation (BISF) Houses. A Portfolio of over 50 Drawings was produced as the basis for a Contractor's Refurbishment Design. Information was taken from the original Frederick Gibberd Drawings, together with Measured Survey Information. The complete package was produced within 2 Weeks, covering the three main variants of the Standard Design.

Above is a typical Post WW2 Street Scene, where modern Prefabricated Homes are juxtaposed with Traditional Housing Stock. The illustration is typical of many urban suburbs, and depicts an image that has lasted for over 70 Years. High Rise Apartment Blocks (1950s and 60s) have come and gone; yet the Post WW2 Prefabs and BISF Houses continue to exist. Latterly, the AIROH Prefabricated Bungalows have assumed a greater value, due to their value in 'Scrap Aluminium!' – Very few now exist, except as Museum Exhibits at St Fagan's (Cardiff), and Avoncroft Museum (Bromsgrove, South Birmingham). © SAMANIEGOMORGAN 15 February 2016 ANTIPOLO Republic of The Philippines

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PHILIPPINES NATIONAL HOUSING AUTHORITY – EMERGENCY HOUSING 2014 Part of a Current Design Commission for Post Disaster Housing. All of the component parts can be used in the Construction of Permanent Housing! – Making it a solution that is 100% Sustainable in the true sense of the word! Each house can accommodate (Initially Post Disaster) an Extended Family of 9 People on an 18m2 Footprint. Post-Crisis, the homes can be Extended, or Adapted for continued use; following both Standard and Informal Options. Assembly Time is estimated at 2 Days, with Construction Trades, and Local Fabrication being coordinated at Municipality and Barangay (Parish Council) Levels. The entire Community participate in the Construction Process, which is organised to produce for 'Volume!' This also accords with the Philippine Government's Post-Disaster 'Build for Pay' initiative. Each home has 2 Bathrooms; Fitted Kitchen (With Rice and Potable Water Storage), and both Dining and Lounge Spaces; with a Sleeping Deck at High Level. Similar to the Post WW2 Prefabs in the UK, homes can be provided 'Fully Furnished.' This is of particular note where whole communities become destitute, following a major typhoon, or other natural catastrophe. Photovoltaic Powered Lighting,1.5KW Small Power (220V 60Hz), and Solar Water Heating, are also provided – Negating any reliance upon Mains Electricity, or Diesel Generation! Domestic Electricity in The Philippines is the most expensive in the world! – Poor Maintenance, and Distribution Methods, led to restoration delays of several months in parts of Leyte at the end of 2013 following Typhoon Yolanda. Neither is Heavy Transportation required! – This was another element we incorporated into the brief. Following Typhoon Ondoy (2009) and Yolanda (2013), road access had been severely affected. Each element is capable of being carried by two people, or moved on the ubiquitous Motor-Tricycle. The Design utilises various elements from around The Philippines – The Maranao Roof Stays and Water Heater, together with the Mindanaoan Awning –Drawn from the Sails of Fishing Boats. Structurally, the houses are Framed with RHS Sections. The Awning and Roof Stay Elements are tied back to the ground with Steel Cables for added stability. Each House is also tied to the next, to achieve a Cohesive and Contiguous Mass in order to resist Wind Uplift. The Project currently has the backing of an Australian Prefabrication Contractor, and has passed through several approval stages with the Philippines Government. Governmental and Federal Procedures are particularly 'Slow' in The Philippines! The project is further hampered by the Building Code, and the use of Prefabricated Techniques. © SAMANIEGOMORGAN 15 February 2016 ANTIPOLO Republic of The Philippines

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The layout below demonstrates how a Typical Subdivision Community can be devised around the tenets of Emergency Planning. The EMHOii Relief Houses can be Subdivided, Extended, Conjoined, or Dismantled to provide a longer term housing solution. The Layout represents what would be a 5 Year advance upon Initial Relief.

The layout also incorporates the accepted norms of Urban Road Planning. Densities are relatively high with plots having minimal 'Setbacks' of 2m and 3m. This is typical of the Philippines Subdivision, yet is far less dense than the 'Emergency Camps' being executed currently. Communal Cooking, Eating and Ablution Facilities have also been avoided – Each Plot has its own Septic Tank, as is the norm. Various techniques of Ground Stabilisation, and Flood Alleviation can also be incorporated as part of the initial Groundworks and Infrastructure Programme. These include Gabions, Ground Mesh, and Structural Planting of selected species. Š SAMANIEGOMORGAN 15 February 2016 ANTIPOLO Republic of The Philippines

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BSA TOWER MAKATI CBD MANILA A recent Commission from a Property Management Company to upgrade Public Areas and Vertical Transportation, on a Portfolio of Buildings within the Makati Central Business District of Manila. The example above is of a 45 Storey Mixed Use (Commercial & Residential Building). The building had been poorly maintained since being constructed in 1995, and was under-provided in terms of Vertical Transportation. The original elevators are to be replaced with 'Integral Propulsion' within the Lift Car Assembly, Stackable Lift Cars and Computerised Lift Management. This will achieve a dramatic reduction in both Waiting Times and Travel Times. The Practice works extensively with Hyundai Elevator throughout South East Asia, and The Middle East.

The Local Commercial Property Market has failed to follow Design Recommendations from Architects and Lift Manufacturers purely to reduce costs. Commonly, long queues of Office Workers have to be 'Marshalled' at peak times. Retrofitting Lift Shafts is (obviously) not a viable option – However, Intelligent Computerised Control, and Multiple Cars within a Single Shaft have improved matters dramatically. Again the 'Short Term Expedient,' became the 'Longer-Term Problem!' A 'Void Premium Property' in the CBD, without tenants, benefits no one! Š SAMANIEGOMORGAN 15 February 2016 ANTIPOLO Republic of The Philippines

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AL KHALEEL VILLA PROJECTS DUBAI Volume Developer Housing Projects were a rarity in the UAE until 2003 when the law was changed allowing Foreigners/Aliens to hold a Leasehold Title (Misleadingly called 'Freehold!') Dubai was very much on a 'Learning Curve' at the time. The market was dogged by Poor Quality, Lack of Regulation and Failed Completions. © SAMANIEGOMORGAN 15 February 2016 ANTIPOLO Republic of The Philippines

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The scheme above was based on a 'High Quality Approach' with many Purchaser Options. The Developer has enjoyed continued success despite a very depressed market due to Over-Supply, and the legacy of the International Financial Crisis. A range of House Types was developed, together with Layout Design Principles, which are constantly updated and developed. We continue to act on a Retained Basis for this particular client. Our philosophy with Developer Housing has been to follow the model established by Car Manufacturers. We aim to provide a product that is easy to construct, has an eclectic yet appealing presentation, and is available with Custom Options. Much time is also spent planning Kitchen and Bathroom Spaces – Most developers have learned that these two areas (if delivered well), can sway a purchaser away from a competitor. Model or 'Show Homes' have also been designed, demonstrating several Interior Design options. Traditionally, homes were bought 'Off Plan,' yet this developer recoups the investment made on Show Homes, due to a rapid rate of conversion (Foot Fall to Purchase).

AL WASL VILLA JUMEIRA 2 DUBAI Pied à Terre in Dubai This Project from 2006 was part of a Dilapidated Villa in the Up-Market Jumeira 2 Area of Dubai. The entire property had been leased to a Hotel, as Labour Accommodation, several years before. A Four Bedroom Villa was home to over 50 Workers! The lease had been defaulted upon, and the property lay derelict for several years. Although the property occupied a premium location, a considerable amount of work and money were required for a complete renovation. Working with the Owner and Contractor the renovation took place; with the property being retained for a Five Year Fixed Lease (Peppercorn Rent), after completion. At the end of the Lease Period, the property was handed back to the Owner. This was at a time when well presented mature properties were highly sought after – Either by Emiratis or Ex-Patriate Professionals. The Villa was fully renovated, and the Studio depicted here was based around the original double garage. Once complete a totally separate tenancy was created, adding further value to the original project. The property provided 'High Quality, Low Cost' Living Accommodation and Office Studio Space for more than five years. The Record (As Constructed) Information formed the basis for our current Documentation Standards, which are continually improved and upgraded. © SAMANIEGOMORGAN 15 February 2016 ANTIPOLO Republic of The Philippines

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DIFC HEADQUARTERS DUBAI Located in the iconic 'Gensler Gate Building,' the Dubai International Financial Centre has 'Pride of Place' on the top two floors. This Interiors Project was handled as a Design/Build Contract with a Dubai based Fit-Out Contractor.

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Commissions were also accepted from Credit Suisse, Bloomberg, and BBC at the same time, spreading the Contractor's Base Overhead Charges across three projects. Multiple Projects on a Single Site also made the provision of a Project Office a viable expedient. The Photograph (Above) depicts Credit Suisse, complete with Bespoke Furniture, and Artworks. The Bureau is intended for 'High Net-Worth Investors,' and has been given a relaxed and informal appearance, at a domestic scale.

QATAR SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY PARK Doha QATAR The illustration (Above) is taken from the Qatar Science & Technology Park (Doha). This was a Keynote Building within Education City; which has expanded to accommodate Overseas Universities, and High Technology Tenants such as EADS (Airbus), Boeing and Rolls Royce Aero. The project was intended to accommodate established companies, together with 'New Starts' based within Science and Technology. The appointment expanded to cover the eventual Fit-Out Works and Proposals from individual tenants.

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THE LITTLE WHITE HART HOTEL/THAMESIDE APARTMENTS Henley-on-Thames UK Civic Trust Award This property lies on the River Thames, a little North of Reading, in South Oxfordshire. Originally, it was built as a Hotel for Rowing Enthusiasts in the late Nineteenth Century. It was refurbished with the Hotel being extended during 1981; and was a project handled by Bob Morgan (Principal) during his Post RIBA Part 1 Training. In 2006 the property was redeveloped to provide High-Value Apartments, and Premium Boutique Retail to the Riverside Street. The property belonged to the Brakspear Henley Brewery, which was located adjacent to the site. The Project, on both occasions involved the complete remodelling and refurbishment of the property; whilst retaining the Façade, and other Listed Interior Features. Bob Morgan (Principal), has carried out many Licensed Premises and Hotel Restorations for Brakspear Henley Brewery, Morlands, and Wolverhampton & Dudley Breweries during his time in the UK. Many Breweries had Cyclical Programmes for Refurbishment and Remodelling. However, since 2007 the UK Licensed Trade has been in decline. Ironically, many UK Licensed Premises are now handled prior to Disposal, in order to obtain Planning Permission for a Change of Use.

UK AUCTION HOUSES & AGENTS Increasingly, we have been carrying out work for UK Auction Houses and Property Agents, relating to the Disposal of Licensed Premises, Telephone Repeater Stations and Exchanges, Churches, Magistrates' Courts and Police Stations. The level of service is usually to provide a Detailed Design suitable for a Planning Application (Change of Use). Often Premises are either Listed Buildings or are located in a Conservation Area; requiring a High Level of Design Input, and a Second Level of Municipal Planning Control. Š SAMANIEGOMORGAN 15 February 2016 ANTIPOLO Republic of The Philippines

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DEVELOPER VOLUME HOUSING National Capital Region & Rizal Philippines Part of a House Type Portfolio for a Local Developer. We have been working with the company for the last four years – In which time its fortunes have changed dramatically. Back in 2010 the company had a very Poor Reputation due to Build Quality, and Late Completions. The Practice has worked extensively with this client in order to revise its Product Range, Layout Principles, and Methods of Construction. Through a Rebranding Programme (Ollie Samaniego and IN2PRINT) the Client has re-established itself as a 'Market Leader!'

The range of House Types carries four Distinct Visual Themes – Regent, Classic, Province and Metro, which essentially gives a Brand Identity to each development. A comprehensive Range of Options is also available; covering Bathrooms, Kitchens, and Interior Decoration. The Housing Market in The Philippines has had to adapt to a more 'Discerning Purchaser;' given that many Philippinos have experience of 'International Standards' of quality, when working overseas. © SAMANIEGOMORGAN 15 February 2016 ANTIPOLO Republic of The Philippines

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CAMELLA HOMES House Type Re-Engineering Before you ask, 'This IS a Photograph of a Completed House!' – A Client in a Pickle! What had developed was a House Type Genre designed by everyone except an Architect! – Even the Draughtsman managed to have a significant input! The Client has a Well-Earned Reputation for 'Thrift!' – To the point of 'Spending More, in order to Achieve Less!' – Such as the 'Structural Acrobatics' required in order to remove 2m2 of Floor Area on the Front Right Corner! Despite the 'LBA Fire Wall' on the left, this Plot is intended to be a 'Fully Detached Model,' rather than being 'Linked' or 'Semi-Detached!' Needless to say, the reception from Purchasers was one of ‘Disdain!’ This then resulted in the Developer attempting to 'Defend' what had been built! Not unsurprisingly, 'Sales were a tad Slow!' – Easter 2015 (The busiest time for New Home Sales in The Philippines), saw Sales measured in Negative Figures! – Cancellations of Existing Reservations being more than Progressions to Contract and Completion! The Practice was approached by Camella's Holding Company (Vista Land), via a referral from another Client. The Brief was negotiated with Camella Homes and Vista Land. Six House Types are currently being 'Re-Engineered,' using a 'Modified Regent Style' below.

The Sketch (above) is exactly the same House Type! The 'Developer's Product' has been given a Recognisable Branding; establishing 'Kerbside Appeal!' – In no need of 'Faux Shutters,' or 'Off-the-Shelf' Windows from either Wilcon or Ace Hardware! The Ensemble of House Types now has a Cohesive Design Theme. The Range has also been given 'Commonality,' in terms of Standard Components and Assemblies! This Client had fallen into the trap of proliferating Six House Types, with Six Different Staircases, Six Different Kitchens, and Six Different Bathrooms. Finishing Materials, such as Tiles, Ironmongery and Doors, etc., were all sourced from either 'Remaindered, End-of-Line and Seconds Quality Offers,' from Retail Hardware Merchants! – Hence a 'Challenging Purchaser Experience!' - Where what had been chosen upon Reservation, never quite materialised! – 'Dito Lang sa Pilipinas!' (Only here in The Philippines!)

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SWIFTFURNITURE As part of the Product Development for Volume Housing Clients, we have developed a range of Integrated Kitchen, Bathroom, Changing Room, and Medical Cabinets. Furniture is manufactured Under Licence in both the UAE and The Philippines. In both locations 'The Kitchen' had previously been planned poorly, had inadequate storage, and was a 'Collection of Randomly Assembled Products' – CRAP! In many cases the 'Developer Kitchen' was 'Ripped-Out,' and replaced, Prior to Occupation! Our work with Developers has enabled them to gain an 'Edge' over their competitors. 'Kitchens and Bathrooms Sell Houses!' – Something that the UAE and Philippines markets are beginning to realise.

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The Standard Kitchen in a Philippines Developer House, comprises a Single Base Unit, with a Tiled Home-Spun (Leaking) Sink, One Tap (No Hot Water), and a Single Socket Outlet! – Without Earth! The illustration (Above from a Rizal Development) is of a Galley Kitchen in a Basic 2 Bedroom House. Purchasers can also choose from a Range of Cabinets – Giving more advantages in terms of Developer Marketing. The Kitchen Base Units are raised 300mm above floor level on Stainless Steel Legs. This not only allows for thorough cleaning of the floors, but prevents the ingress of household pests – Common in both The Philippines and UAE. In 2011 the Kitchen Range was expanded to cover Bathrooms and Changing Rooms. Our work within the Medical Field has also allowed a specific range to be developed, for Sterile Environments, using Solid Laminates.

SWIFTFURNITURE DEVELOPER RANGE The Range covers the Regent, Province, Classic and Metro Styles of House Types. All Carcass Materials are Resin Bonded (Furniture Grade) Marine Plywood (NOT MFC nor MDF due to High Humidity Levels, and Termites). Solid Laminates are used for the Medical Range. Cabinet Fronts are either of a Solid Laminate, Narra, Yakal or Zamora Frame Inserts, or of Solid Hardwoods. All Ironmongery is Stainless Steel (316L Grade). The Models with Insert Panels are supplied with a different 'Colourway' to the Reverse Side, enabling a change in Colour Scheme. Set Material and Colour Specifications are available for Cabinet Front, Worktop and Tiling. Worktops can be of Granite, Solid Laminate, or Stainless Steel. The Andong Furniture in the Bahay Tuko Section above was designed In-House, and is manufactured locally in The Philippines. A complete range of Lounge and Bedroom Furniture is available, that uses Traditional Themes in a contemporary way. The Furniture is also used in Show/Model Houses, for our two Developer Clients; and can be purchased separately. Narra, Yakal and Zamora are exceptionally hard local species of Mahogony, requiring Metalworking Tools! All timber is sourced from Sustainable and Replenishable Authorised Stocks in Bohol (Visayas) Philippines. © SAMANIEGOMORGAN 15 February 2016 ANTIPOLO Republic of The Philippines

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DEVELOPER LAYOUT DESIGN

With the use of Simple 3D Models we have been able to demonstrate to both Clients and Local Authorities, the benefits of applying ‘Different Planning Standards,’ other than the Philippines Norm. The Philippines inherited a form of Subdivision Planning from American Colonialism! - Roads are often 12m in width (Excluding Footpaths); and arranged as Long Straight Boulevards. Consequently, there is the inevitable problem with Speed Control! Even peripheral Access-Ways are in excess of 8m; and there is no concept of 'Shared Surfaces' or 'Private Drives.' Speed Control is therefore, both retrospective and haphazard. Crude Speed Humps are seen as the 'Cure-All!' However, they are seldom 'Designed,' are Unsigned, and often 'Dangerous!' – Creating further maintenance and repairs. In many instances they create localised 'Ponding' during periods of heavy rainfall; and cannot be seen! Legal Action often ensues where physical damage has been caused to vehicles. Our Philosophy has been one of attenuating vehicle speeds to below a Design Speed of 30 KPH. This has been done by employing UK Residential Road Planning Standards; which essentially use the ‘Road Geometry’ in order to control speed; negating totally the 'Retrofitting of Speed Humps!' At the same time, Developers have seen parallel benefits in being able to 'Vary the Streetscenes' of major routes within a development. Standard forms of 'Articulation,' and Varied Elevations, lead to a much more 'Pleasing Aesthetic;' rather than 'Unrelenting Ribbons' of the same House Type Model. Initial 'Client Scepticism' was also allayed, in that Densities were maintained; or even improved. Other benefits have included the ease of access for Refuse Trucks, Removal Vehicles and Fire Appliances. Whilst the Traditional Layout, may have 12m wide Boulevards, Corner radii tend to be no more than 2m to 3m, with no attention being given to Visibility Splays. Many Municipalities have requirements for Open Space, which by default usually appears as a ‘Single Mass.’ By adopting a new Philosophy of Layout, Open Space is combined with Road Planning, and distributed throughout a development. With our work for Residential Developers, we have not ‘Divorced’ the development of House Type Models from the Principles of Layout Design. The two elements have to run in parallel, in order to be successful. Consequently, our Development Programme for House Type Models, incorporates a Work Stage called 'Proliferation & Articulation.' Essentially, this uses Aspect, Prospect, Orientation, Levels, Elevations, Materials and Colour to achieve the most practical combinations of Articulation and Street Scene, using Standard Models. © SAMANIEGOMORGAN 15 February 2016 ANTIPOLO Republic of The Philippines

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HOUSEBUILDER INFORMATION PACKAGES Advancing Construction Technology Our work with International Volume Housing Developers is now having a Profound Impact on the Local Market in The Philippines. Indigenous Construction is entrenched in a 'Cartel Driven' mode of Reinforced Concrete, and Hollow Concrete Blocks. Rather than a 10 to 14 Week Construction Programme, as in the UK, 6 Months is considered 'Fast-Track!' – Many Purchasers waiting for over 1 Year! Additional ‘Curing Time’ is required for all Concrete Works, and Hollow Block Masonry has to be 'Threaded' over Vertical Reinforcement Bars. The (Locally Manufactured) Hollow Blocks offer little or no Compressive Strength – They are manufactured by Builders' Merchants, without Quality Control; and with a Minimal Cement Content. Delivered Quality is so poor that 'Fairfaced Blockwork' is unattainable!

The Sketch above shows the Component Parts of the ELAN Solid Block System. Rather than Hollow Blocks having to be Hoisted and Lifted over Vertical Reinforcement, the reinforcement is incorporated ‘As Work Proceeds!’ Chases for Electrical Conduit and Pipework etc., can be cut and repacked with mortar. A physical 'Key' Locates the Chase Positions, and also helps in bonding Plaster and Render. Lintel and Column Solutions are also part of the System. Void Spaces are also filled, as work proceeds. For Philippines Developers, we have also advanced Lightweight Steel Framed Construction in Manila, and have recently completed Proving Trials of Slotted Solid Blocks with Antipolo Municipality. The Philippines National Building Code does not recognise any Form of Construction, other than Concrete Frame and Hollow Blocks. Therefore, we have worked in Partnership with two Local Municipalities in order to formulate a Hybrid Code of Practice. The Slotted Blocks are being used presently on a Private Villa Project. Tremendous savings in time have been achieved, together with improvements in quality; easing the pressure on following trades, and finishes. Manila in particular, suffers from an Acidic Atmosphere, due to Pollution and its Coastal Location. This requires not only improvements in the Chemistry of Concrete Mix, but also calls for an increased and consistent level of Reinforcement Cover. The Slotted Blocks can achieve this easily; which is in stark contrast to traditional methods; which often leaves reinforcement exposed.

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Our future Construction Documentation for two Developer Clients will include Traditional Concrete Frame and Hollow Block, Lightweight Steel Frame, and Solid Slotted Blocks (Shown Above). Thus, enabling a greater level of flexibility, together with improvements in both Construction Time, and Quality.

VARIETY OF FENESTRATION Our Developer Packages for Fenestration operate around Four Architectural Themes – Regent, Metro, Classic and Province. These are fabricated from both Aluminium and Steel Sections. Precast Concrete Window Surrounds are a typical component of many Developer House Types. We have improved this further using GRC. The Solution in GRC becomes purely an 'Applied Finish' to the External Blockwork; rather than requiring heavier Concrete Sills, Lintels, and Vertical Frames. The Window Surrounds are not only used for Decoration and Ornament, but also make the 'Elevational Presentation' more 'Proportional. The Philippines Building Code requires a minimum Floor to Ceiling Height of 2700mm on the Ground Floor, and 2400mm on Upper Floors. This makes the Building Cross Section some 500mm taller than the norm. The Window Surrounds assist in retaining the Elevational Proportions, and are used in conjunction with other methods of Design Control.

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The Sketch (Above) demonstrates the Regent Range of Kitchen, Internal Joinery, and External Fenestration. Four Fixed Options of Colour and Materials are also available. Materials and Colours are chosen from the same ‘Palette,’ creating a 'Themed Unity' – Without restricting Purchaser Interiors, and Decoration. The Regent, Metro, Classic and Province variants draw upon Traditional, Classical, Modern, and Provincial Styles. Complementary Interior Designs are also available with different Colour Schemes. Extending the ranges still further, are the E L and GL Option Packs. The Option Packs are used in much the same way that Car Manufacturers employ them; improving upon Specification from one level to the next; Yet also recognising 'Purchaser Needs.' The 'E Level' might be attractive to the First Time Buyer, whilst the 'GL Pack' could well address the needs of a Retired Couple 'Trading-Down' in terms of size; but retaining 'Quality!'. However, the Entry Level 'E Variant,' contains a High Level of Features when compared to what is available from Competing Developers. An 'M Variant' has also been designed which offers 'Mobility Fittings' for the Ambulant Disabled, and Elderly. With most Housing in The Philippines being provided via the Private Sector, the 'House for Life Philosophy' is adhered to. As the Content and Structure of Family Homes changes over time, it is important that houses can adapt to the needs of a more aged population. This negates the sale of the 'Family Estate' and also allows the Senior Members of the family to continue in residence, without placing a burden upon younger generations. The Option Packs also cover upgrades to Decoration and Finishes; Additional Kitchen, Bathroom, and Bedroom Cabinetry; Switch and Socket Cover Plates; Ironmongery; Lighting, and many other features. No other Developers in The Philippines offer such a diversity of Basic House Design! Future Variants that are planned will address Photovoltaic Panels, Solar Water Heating, Evaporative Cooling, and Ambulant Disabled Features to Kitchens, Bathrooms, Staircases, and other spaces. Having these 'Designed-In' from the beginning is far preferable to 'After Market Compromise!'

DEVELOPER HOUSING BUILDING CODES The Philippines National Building Code is far from adequate, and is long overdue for overhaul. Frustration has occurred (Especially in Housing) with a 'Contradictory Code' issued by the HLURB (Housing Land Use and Regulatory Board). The Practice also has to meet some relatively Basic Requirements in terms of Professional Indemnity Insurance. In essence, we use UK Building Regulations as a Base Standard for Documentation. Should the Local Code exceed these (As with Floor to Ceiling Heights), these are then followed; with the UK Standards being used in excess of the Local Requirements. The HLURB Code (BP220) extends to some 70 Pages - Most of which deals with the 'Administration and Paperwork Processes!' The 'Design Information' that does exist, creates a Lower Standard from that of the National Building Code. Not only does this defy the Building Code, but in many instances is 'Incorrect!' – Local Interpretations are therefore, 'Legion!' Professionally, The Practice is unwilling to follow a route that essentially 'Retards Design Standards;’ and especially one which regards Social ('Socialized') Housing to be provided at a far lesser standard than Open Market Housing! – If ever there was an argument for 'One Size Fits All' – This is it! – Poor People need 2.4m Ceiling Heights just the same as their 'Wealthier Counterparts!' – NOT 1.8m! (Mezzanine/Loft Headroom) However, there are both Cultural and Social Divides to be negotiated. Historically, Developers have 'Assumed' that even the most Minimal Standards of the National Building Code, are a 'Maximum' level of provision! However, this is a Philosophy that is changing due to a Housing Market that needs to adapt to a more discerning Purchaser! 2015 also sees an attempt to unify many Laws, Codes, and Statutes that exist across the ASEAN Nations.

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GRAPHIC DESIGN IN2PRINT is a Wholly Owned Subsidiary of SAMANIEGOMORGAN The Company is at the forefront of Graphic Design, and provides the perfect vehicle for Signage and Wayfinding Projects for the Practice. IN2PRINT also provides Graphics input to the Practice's Corporate Standards and Project Documentation. IN2PRINT also acts as 'Publisher' of our Project Documentation, working in conjunction with the Practice's Document Controller. Large International Projects bring with them the necessity for large volumes of reprography. Six Copies of a 5,000 Multi-Disciplinary Drawing Portfolio will 'Weigh-In' at over 3 Tonnes! By using the latest Print Technology, IN2PRINT achieves delivery in the shortest possible time; allowing the Design and Production work of SAMANIEGOMORGAN to be maximised. We do not have to wait one month for 30,000 Ammonia Diazo Prints! – Which remarkably is still the 'Working Norm' in The Philippines! – Along with Manual Typewriters, Metal Type Printing, and Gestetner Wax Stencil Duplicators! The use of the 'Tuko' (House Gecko) Logo is in Grey and Red, in a variety of Orientations. These formats relate to specific document types, and are recognisable instantly internally. Much time was spent developing several formats of Standard Drawing Sheet. Thus our Presentation Formats tend to be 'Discrete,' and align closely with other documentation. Working Drawing Formats are selected to be consistent for a specific Project. They are available through the whole range of ISO A Sizes, in all orientations. The Typefaces and Font Families are consistent throughout all of our Project Documentation. Our Graphics Standards for Documentation and Drawings form a separate volume in THEWORKS Practice Policy dictates that no other Logos, Emblems or Graphic Devices are to be used. Our work should never be seen as an 'Advertising Opportunity!' There are also Practical Considerations, whereby the CAD Drawing File should be kept to an Economical Level, in terms of size, for Data Transmission via Internet and Email. In certain parts of the Middle East, the display of a Catalogue of Consultant Logos has led to Liability issues. Both our External and Internal Documentation has been assessed by our Professional Indemnity Insurer, and carries differing Caveats and Waivers dependent upon location. The ISO A Sizes are commonplace in all of the locations in which we work, except USA which still prefers to use 2x3 Proportions generated from the Standard 20" x 30" Sheet. Non-Standard Sheets and Imperial Dimensions therefore, lead to a different Pricing Structure for the USA. Similarly, from the use of a single 'Model Building Code' Over 50 Adapted Codes have been generated (One for each State, together with some Location Specific Codes). Costs therefore, vary accordingly.

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Graphic Design also plays a large part in our activities. Several Major Signage & Wayfinding Projects have been completed for Shopping Malls and Transport Hubs. Ollie Samaniego (Local Partner), is not only the Business Manager, but also an accomplished Graphic Designer, Magazine Editor, and TV Producer. Every project we handle receives a unique Graphic Identity, under the umbrella of our Corporate Graphic Standards. Irrespective of the document type, the Typefaces, Fonts, and Layout remain consistent.

STATION REFURBISHMENT PROGRAMME

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