A product from a family of academia, Royal Christopher Lopez Pineda completed his Bachelor of Science in Architecture at Polytechnic University of the Philippines under the Japan-Philippines cooperation university program. From 1997 to 2002, he acquired his professional training exposure from the firm of Philippine’s National Artist for Architecture, Leandro V. Locsin and Partners. Exposed to designing challenging and creative structures commissioned to the firm, Royal learned the trade in both the structure of its science and its art.
Honed and developed in international design standards and professionalism under the administration of Locsin’s managing partner and mentor, Arch. Edgardo Ledesma, Royal comprehensively worked and collaborated with his counselor and colleagues during his post with the company. He took pleasure strengthening his career foundation during those early years.
He is now the Principal Architect+CEO at BUDJI+ROYAL Architecture+Design. His architecture is modern, monastic and tropical in style. Royal is disciplined to envision and create Total Design that the company is known for: from master planning, architecture, interior design, to furniture and landscape design. Since partnering with Budji Layug, he has designed different projects in Beijing, Hong Kong, Singapore, India, Turkey, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Australia, United States of America, France, Germany, Thailand and Israel.