A multi-awarded architect, Eduardo Calma is known for designing luxurious homes in upscale communities in the Philippines.
He was awarded the TOYM (Ten Outstanding Young Men) Award for Architecture in 2002 for his contribution to Philippine Contemporary Architecture. This award was last given to National Artist in Architecture Leandro Locsin in 1959. His practice in the Philippines in his father’s firm Lor Calma & partners challenges institutional, commercial, and residential programs and experimenting on architectural forms through a rigorous design processes.
Calma was educated at Pratt Institute New York City in which he graduated High Honors in 1988. In 1984 he spent a year in Italy studying Roman Architecture History in which he worked with Peter Pran and Carlos Zapata in New York City from 1989-1995 in which they received several architecture awards from the American Institute of Architects in New York for the firm Ellerbe Becket. He won the AIA National Design Award/Exhibition for the National Academy of Design in New York in 1988 and in 1991 he won the AIA New York Chapter Design Award/Exhibition for the Jewish Museum in New York.
In 1993 he received the Progressive Young Architects Award in New York City for his design contribution in the firm. In 1995 he graduated Masters of Architecture in Advance Architectural Design from Columbia University.
He won 2 Gold medal awards for the Philippine Pavilion in the Expo 2005 in Aichi Japan and in the Expo 2008 in Zaragoza, Spain.
3 of his building, The Mind Museum, College of Saint Benilde School of Design, and the UP Manila Museum of A History of Ideas were among the 20 designs nominated for the “Haligi ng Dangal” awards by the National Commission on Culture and the Arts.