Rolando Torres

Project Manager

Rolando Torres, a licensed architect from the Philippines. His role at TAWAW includes leading the design and production for a variety of culturally driven projects, including a trauma-informed healing residence in Oregon. He brings more than a decade of work experience, including residential, commercial and hospitality projects, and has experience in all phases of projects from design to construction. He is passionate about all forms of art, particularly drawn to architectural inspiration from organic shapes and sustainable materials. He was drawn to TAWAW for its commitment to sustainable design practices and its dedication to creating spaces that promote healing and wellness. With international experience, having lived in the Philippines and various cities in the USA, including New York City, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Arizona, Rolando brings a broad portfolio of cultural architecture to the TAWAW team.


Rolando graduated from MAPUA University in 2012. When not working, he spends his time making short films, longboarding, and creative writing.


Honorary Fellow

The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada is proud to announce that Wanda Dalla Costa, a prominent Indigenous voice and practitioner in North American architecture, has been awarded honorary fellowship for 2022. Wanda Dalla Costa is a member of the Saddle Lake Cree Nation and was the first First Nation woman to become an architect in Canada. Her firm, Tawaw Architecture Collective, is based in Phoenix, Arizona. She is the director and founder of Arizona State University’s Indigenous Design Collaborative, a community-driven design and construction program that brings together tribal community members, industry and multidisciplinary teams of university students and faculty to co-design and co-develop solutions for tribal communities. Dalla Costa is a prominent Indigenous female voice within the architectural profession–specifically within the academic sphere in North America.

YBCA's 100 Honorees: Wanda Dalla Costa

Indigenous Design Collaborative's founder and design director Wanda Dalla Costa was recognized as YBCA 100 list of change makers and cultural activists working at the intersection of art, social change and civic life.

Trailblazer Award: Wanda Dalla Costa

Presented this year as part of NZ20, the world's largest net zero conference and expo, the Trailblazer Awards celebrate leaders who are building a net zero future through their work in the carbon, energy, water, waste, transit and/or policy sectors.

St. Lawrence Center Competition Award 2023


Jeff Harnar Award
Unbuilt Architecture 2021