Designing places.
Urbanism. Place Making. Business. Design.

JLPD is a consultancy practice that specializes in masterplanning and design.


We believe that places have the subtle power to make a difference—they can restore, inspire, give meaning, create prosperity, offer lasting value, connect people, and enrich life.  


by Joel Luna
Urbanization is displacing forests, mangroves, floodplains and wetlands. Our settlements are no longer part of the biotope and we have created a distinction between natural and man-made environments.


by Joel Luna
Published in the Philippine Daily Inquirer. “Less is More”, the adage popularized by Mies Van der Rohe (but was actually used earlier in 1855 by Robert Browning in his poem, The Faultless Painter”), became the motto of the modern movement, launching an anti-adornment aesthetic that is revered by designers up to today.


by Joel Luna
Published in the Philippine Daily Inquirer. The upended socio-economic system caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has given us a glimpse—or at a minimum, a desire—of how the future should be.


Clock In, 3rd Floor Retail Podium,

Ayala North Exchange

Ayala Avenue corner Salcedo Street,

Makati, Philippines

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