Arch. Carmelo Casas’ international career started when he joined Eric Cumine Associates in August 1978 as assistant architect where he got involved in Harbour City projects. In 1980 he moved to Palmer and Turner (HK) as Design Architect where he got involved in major landmark projects in Hong Kong, Singapore, and Indonesia. He co-founded Recio+Casas (HK) Ltd. in Hong Kong in October 1988. Arch. Casas was responsible for major design projects in Hong Kong, Macao, and Mainland China. Together with Arch. Jose Pedro Recio, they set up a branch office in the Philippines in 1990 to spearhead their involvement as Design Consultant of the Pacific Plaza project, a pioneering high-rise luxury residential development in Ayala Avenue, Makati, having Arch. Arch. Casas is responsible for the design of major local projects such as the Bellagio Towers, Pacific Plaza Towers, St. Francis Towers, Grand Hyatt Hotel and Residences, The Icon, The Infinity Residential Towers, Resorts World Entertainment and Commercial Complex, Eastwood Mixed use development, One Shangri-la Place Towers and Solaire Resort and Casino Hotel to name a few.