Carlo Calma has been called "one of the Philippines’ bright young stars in architecture, interior design and visual arts. With a pedigree from a line of artisans and architects, he finished multi-disciplinary courses at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco. He then moved to London and graduated at the Architectural Association School of Architecture. His works seek to blend the boundaries between art and architecture. His 10-years design practice also challenges itself to cross multiple scales from bespoke private homes to public installations that have been called "intelligent," "edgy," and "very impressive.” His works have been said to be blending disciplines and surmounting limitations with new modes of being and technology.