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COLLEGE EXECUTIVE BOARD

The CEB is composed of the Dean, Assistant Dean, College Secretary, Academic, Research and Extension Program Directors, the Studio Laboratory Coordinators and Heads of Special Offices. Depending on the nature of the decision item on the table, these sub-groups are called upon to participate in discussions leading to endorsements to the College Faculty Council.

The College Dean is appointed by the University Board of Regents based on endorsements from college to university levels.  The Dean manages the operation of the college during a three-year term together with its appointed College Executive Board (CEB).

The Assistant Dean and College Secretary are appointed by the Dean and co-manage college affairs.  They directly supervise the administration staff and oversee internal operations. The Assistant Dean manages faculty and staff-related matters, financial planning and management, infrastructure and equipment management. The College Secretary oversees student and class-related matters and data management.

DEAN

RAMOS, GRACE, PhD
RAMOS, GRACE, PhD

RAMOS, GRACE, PhD

FULL-TIME FACULTY

gcramos@up.edu.ph

GRACE C. RAMOS is an architect and environmental planner. She obtained her Doctor of Philosophy in City Planning from Seoul National University, her Master Science in Urban Development Planning from the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, and her Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of the Philippines Diliman. She also underwent training on Urban Development Housing at the University of Lund. She has been in the academe since 1992 and has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in the fields of housing, urban design, architectural design, infrastructure technology and public space management. She now serves as the College Dean after serving in various administrative posts in the college and in the university. Professional experience covers national and city-level plans and policy development projects of local government units and international organizations. She led the Sustainable Sites group in the updating of the National Building Code of the Philippines to incorporate disaster risk reduction management and climate change adaptation; led the ADB’s advisory team in the preparation of an Urban Resilience Framework for the Reconstruction of Post-conflict Marawi City; and wrote the framework for the Assessment of Urban Renewal Areas, as Urban Planner for the Pasig River Rehabilitation Program.

ASSISTANT DEAN

VARONA, MARIA FAITH
VARONA, MARIA FAITH

VARONA, MARIA FAITH

FULL-TIME FACULTY

myvarona@up.edu.ph

Maria Faith Y. Varona is an Architect and Environmental Planner by profession. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from the University of the Philippines-Diliman and her master’s degree in Urban Management and Development (Housing Specialization) from the Institute of Housing and Urban Development Studies – Erasmus University, the Netherlands, and Housing Development and Management – Lund University, Sweden. She is a founding member of TAO-Pilipinas, Inc., a women-led technical service non-government organization that works with poor communities on housing and security of tenure issues using participatory community development processes. She has been into urban poor housing and community development work for more than a decade before she joined the academe. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor and Assistant Dean of the College of Architecture in the University of the Philippines (Diliman Campus), and is pursuing a PhD in the Designed and Built Environment from the same institution.

COLLEGE SECRETARY

NADAL, CATHE DESIREE
NADAL, CATHE DESIREE

NADAL, CATHE DESIREE

FULL-TIME FACULTY

csnadal1@up.edu.ph

Cathe Desiree Nadal is an Assistant Professor (UP College of Architecture) and a Landscape Architect (PALA, IFLA-APR) with a demonstrated history of working in the academe, landscape research, and landscape architecture practice. A Landscape-based strategy planning volunteer and workshop facilitator who spearheaded some PALA projects and events including the PALA-NCCA Luntiang Pook Project as its coordinator from 2013-2015. Also doing landscape research as a PhD candidate (University of Edinburgh) evaluating the peri-urban landscape as the venue of a proposed landscape characterization system for the Philippine planning framework.

ACADEMIC PROGRAM DIRECTORS

B Landscape Architecture – FONTANOZA, FRANKLIN JR.
B Landscape Architecture - FONTANOZA, FRANKLIN JR.

B Landscape Architecture – FONTANOZA, FRANKLIN JR.

FULL-TIME FACULTY

fsfontanoza@up.edu.ph

Franklin S. Fontanoza Jr. is a licensed landscape architect. He took his Bachelor of Landscape Architecture and Master in Tropical Landscape Architecture from the College of Architecture, University of the Philippines. He previously worked for a local design firm and developer companies before transferring to the University to work as a University Research Associate 2 in the Research Office of the College of Architecture. He was also given the opportunity to assist the College as a lecturer, a mental health focal person and a member of the iAADS team. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor and is the Program Director for the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture Program. His research interests involve green spaces that promote fitness and wellness.

BSc Architecture – CHUA, JOHANNES VINCENT
BSc Architecture - CHUA, JOHANNES VINCENT

BSc Architecture – CHUA, JOHANNES VINCENT

FULL-TIME FACULTY

jfchua1@up.edu.ph

Johannes Vincent F. Chua is an assistant professor in the UP Diliman of College Architecture. He has nine years of teaching experience, handling Architectural Design, Building Science and Environmental Architecture courses. Also, he has been a practicing Architect for over twenty years handling residential, institutional and commercial projects. He is the current Program Director of the BS Architecture Program. He is a member and past coordinator of the Environmental Architecture Studio Laboratory. His interests are reflected on the courses he handles: climatic approach to design, the application of critical thinking in the design process, and the potential and capability of structures, light, and sound to express form and meaning.

Masters Program (Architecture) – DE LEON, RUBY TERESA
Masters Program (Architecture) - DE LEON, RUBY TERESA

Masters Program (Architecture) – DE LEON, RUBY TERESA

FULL-TIME FACULTY

​rmdeleon1@up.edu.ph

Ruby Teresa M. De Leon is an Architect by profession. She earned her BS Architecture and Master of Architecture degrees from the University of the Philippines. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the University of the Philippines (Diliman Campus) and serves as the Graduate Program Director for Master of Architecture (M. Arch) and Master of Arts in Architecture Studies (MAAS), the Secretary of the College Academic Personnel Committee (CAPC), and a member of the College Committee on Student Admissions, Progress, and Graduation (CCSAPG). In the past, she had also served as Student Relations Officer, Undergraduate Program Director for BS Architecture, Architectural Communication Studio Laboratory Coordinator, Gender and Development Focal Person, and Mental Health Focal Person. She is a Fellow of the United Architects of the Philippines (UAP) and works as a Senior Associate Architect at F.L. Hong Architects and Associates, a private firm in Quezon City specializing in architectural design, planning, and construction management. She is currently a member of the Architectural Communication Studio Laboratory, and also handles courses under Urban Design, Practice and Governance, and Building Science Studio Laboratories.

Masters Program (Landscape Architecture) VILLA JUAN, JOSE DAN
Masters Program (Landscape Architecture) VILLA JUAN, JOSE DAN

Masters Program (Landscape Architecture) VILLA JUAN, JOSE DAN

FULL-TIME FACULTY

​jvvillajuan1@up.edu.ph

Jose Dan V. Villa Juan is an Assistant Professor, handling both undergraduate and graduate courses of the Landscape Architecture program in the UP College of Architecture and is currently a program director of the college serving the Graduate Diploma in Landscape Studies and Master of Tropical Landscape Architecture programs . He finished his degrees in Bachelor of Landscape Architecture and Master of Tropical Landscape Architecture from the same college and is currently doing his PhD studies in the UP School of Urban and Regional Planning.  His research interests revolve around vegetation analysis and the impact of the geomorphology of riverine-riparian systems on the design of adjacent landscape spaces. As a licensed Landscape Architect and Environmental Planner, he has provided consultancy services to corporate clientele as well as public service through various institutions and agencies.  

PhD DBE – BO-OT, LUIS MARIA
PhD DBE - BO-OT, LUIS MARIA

PhD DBE – BO-OT, LUIS MARIA

FULL-TIME FACULTY

ltboot@up.edu.ph

Luis Maria Bo-ot, PhD. is the current Vice-Chancellor for Community Affairs, the director of the PhD DBE Program, and the head of the Building Science Studio Laboratory of the UP College of Architecture. He finished his undergraduate in Architecture from UP Diliman. He then took his MS in Physics from Patrice Lumumba University in Moscow and PhD Physics at the National Institute of Physics in UP Diliman. Professor Bo-ot has been a faculty member in the College of Architecture since 1994. He has Fellowship in the International Center for Theoretical Physics in Trieste, Italy and in the National Institute for Fusion Science in Toki City, Japan. He has undertaken various residential design and construction projects both as an architect and a consultant. His publications and other professional work are centered on heat, fluids, as well as acoustics.

IGP Coordinator – NAVARRA, NAPPY
IGP Coordinator - NAVARRA, NAPPY

IGP Coordinator – NAVARRA, NAPPY

FULL-TIME FACULTY

nlnavarra@up.edu.ph

Nappy L. Navarra is from Mambusao, Capiz, Philippines. He finished both his BA Political Science, and B in Landscape Architecture from the University of the Philippines (Diliman Campus). He completed his Master in Tropical Landscape Architecture degree in the same institution. He proceeded to take his Doctor of Engineering Major in Environmental Planning and Design from the University of Tokyo. He currently serves as an Associate Professor in the College of Architecture, University of the Philippines (Diliman Campus). Aside from handling teaching loads, he is the present Coordinator of the Integrated Graduate Program and the head of the Environmental Landscape Studio-Laboratory, sitting as member of the Executive Board of the said college. Aside from his practice in the academe, he is involved in design consultancy and projects in landscape planning and design that aim to create positive impact to the environment and to the people.

STUDIO LABORATORIES COORDINATOR

Architectural Communication – SANTOS, FREDERICK
Architectural Communication - SANTOS, FREDERICK

Architectural Communication – SANTOS, FREDERICK

STUDIO LABORATORY COORDINATOR

fredericksantos@up.edu.ph 

Edric Santos graduated with a BS Architecture degree (Cum Laude) from the University of the Philippines in 2002 and became a licensed Architect in 2003. In 2007, he earned his Master in Business Administration degree from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, in the United States and upon returning to the Philippines in 2011, started a company with his wife concentrating on design and build services. Teaching various Design, Architectural Communications, Building Science, and Practice & Governance courses in the UP College of Architecture since 2013, he is currently the Architectural Communications Studio Laboratory Coordinator of the College. Interests include Architectural Education and Human Behavior.

Building Science – BO-OT, LUIS MARIA
Building Science - BO-OT, LUIS MARIA

Building Science – BO-OT, LUIS MARIA

STUDIO LABORATORY COORDINATOR

ltboot@up.edu.ph

Luis Maria Bo-ot, PhD. is the current Vice-Chancellor for Community Affairs, the director of the PhD DBE Program, and the head of the Building Science Studio Laboratory of the UP College of Architecture. He finished his undergraduate in Architecture from UP Diliman. He then took his MS in Physics from Patrice Lumumba University in Moscow and PhD Physics at the National Institute of Physics in UP Diliman. Professor Bo-ot has been a faculty member in the College of Architecture since 1994. He has Fellowship in the International Center for Theoretical Physics in Trieste, Italy and in the National Institute for Fusion Science in Toki City, Japan. He has undertaken various residential design and construction projects both as an architect and a consultant. His publications and other professional work are centered on heat, fluids, as well as acoustics.

History, Theory, and Criticism – LICO, GERARD REY
History, Theory, and Criticism - LICO, GERARD REY

History, Theory, and Criticism – LICO, GERARD REY

STUDIO LABORATORY COORDINATOR

galico@up.edu.ph

Gerard Rey Lico is a Professor and Director of the Research Office at the College of Architecture, University of the Philippines Diliman. He practices architecture as a heritage conservation professional and designer of institutional buildings. He is a prolific author of publications on Filipino architecture and cultural studies, curator of architectural exhibitions, and director of documentaries on Philippine architecture. He has been involved in the conservation of landmarks such as the Manila Metropolitan Theater, the Rizal Memorial Coliseum, and the core buildings of the University of the Philippines campus in Diliman. He also served as a consultant of conservation planning initiatives for other local and national heritage sites across the country. Apart from presently serving as Consulting Architect for the City of Valenzuela, he heads a multi-disciplinary, research-oriented design consultancy practice.

Environmental Architecture – DEL CASTILLO, NICOLO
Environmental Architecture - DEL CASTILLO, NICOLO

Environmental Architecture – DEL CASTILLO, NICOLO

STUDIO LABORATORY COORDINATOR

ncdelcastillo@up.edu.ph

Nicolo Precioso C. Del Castillo has degrees in BS Architecture and Master of Architecture from UP Diliman, and a PhD in Sustainable Architecture from Griffith University, Queensland, Australia. He has been a registered and practicing architect since 1991. His research publications touch on sustainable technologies and practices in architecture, climate-responsive design, as well as people-environment relationships. His extension works span from giving public lectures on sustainable architecture, accessibility & universal design, to providing policy and design inputs to local government projects and non-government organizations’ projects. He has served as Campus Architect of UP Diliman from 2000 to 2005. He has also served as College Secretary and Undergraduate Program Director. He has also served in University Council Committees – the Committee on Student Organizations, Activities and Welfare, and most recently in the Committee on Campus Policies and Issues. He led a team that was awarded second place in the 2011 Futurarc Prize, an international design competition on green architecture. He also led a team that garnered third prize for the 2008 Millenium School Design Competition, an international design competition for school buildings in developing countries located in the tropics. He is the recipient of the UP Diliman Centennial Faculty Grant for 2021. He is currently the head of the Environmental Architecture Studio Laboratory.

Environmental Landscapes – NAVARRA, NAPPY
Environmental Landscapes - NAVARRA, NAPPY

Environmental Landscapes – NAVARRA, NAPPY

STUDIO LABORATORY COORDINATOR

nlnavarra@up.edu.ph

Nappy L. Navarra is from Mambusao, Capiz, Philippines. He finished both his BA Political Science, and B in Landscape Architecture from the University of the Philippines (Diliman Campus). He completed his Master in Tropical Landscape Architecture degree in the same institution. He proceeded to take his Doctor of Engineering Major in Environmental Planning and Design from the University of Tokyo. He currently serves as an Associate Professor in the College of Architecture, University of the Philippines (Diliman Campus). Aside from handling teaching loads, he is the present Coordinator of the Integrated Graduate Program and the head of the Environmental Landscape Studio-Laboratory, sitting as member of the Executive Board of the said college. Aside from his practice in the academe, he is involved in design consultancy and projects in landscape planning and design that aim to create positive impact to the environment and to the people.

Practice and Governance – MADRID, DOLORES CECILIA
Practice and Governance - MADRID, DOLORES CECILIA

Practice and Governance – MADRID, DOLORES CECILIA

STUDIO LABORATORY COORDINATOR

dtmadrid@up.edu.ph

Dolores Cecilia T. Madrid is a licensed architect with years of experience in tourism infrastructure and estate planning, general construction and project management. She holds the position of Assistant Professor VII at the University of the Philippines College of Architecture (UPCA) and heads its Practice and Governance Studio Laboratory. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Architecture from UPCA and her master ‘s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from UP SURP. She is currently under the doctorate program in the Designed and Built Environment in UPCA with focus on disaster resilience.

Urban Design – BARIA, RICHELLE RHEA
Urban Design - BARIA, RICHELLE RHEA

Urban Design – BARIA, RICHELLE RHEA

STUDIO LABORATORY COORDINATOR

rrbaria@up.edu.ph

Richelle Rhea Reyes Baria took her Master of Architecture in the College of Architecture University of the Philippines (UPCA) and has been an Assistant Professor since 2004. With expertise on Architectural Lighting, Architectural Design and Urban Design, her interests focus on perception, experiential nature and meanings of spaces. How the layers of urban lighting, the nuances of environmental acoustics and the dynamics of human activity, interaction and movement, among others, create the richness of space, contributing to placemaking and sustainability functions. Integrating the scientific processes with the flair for the qualities of the urban and architectural realm is driving force and inspiration of her designs and researches. Initiating the studies and conceptuals for urban design for the tourism of Legazpi City and other cities in Albay are what keeps her pre-occupied these days. She is currently the head of the Urban Design Studio Laboratory of UPCA.

COLLEGE PROGRAM DIRECTORS AND OFFICERS

Research Program Director – LICO, GERARD REY
Research Program Director - LICO, GERARD REY

Research Program Director – LICO, GERARD REY

STUDIO LABORATORY COORDINATOR

galico@up.edu.ph

Gerard Rey Lico is a Professor and Director of the Research Office at the College of Architecture, University of the Philippines Diliman. He practices architecture as a heritage conservation professional and designer of institutional buildings. He is a prolific author of publications on Filipino architecture and cultural studies, curator of architectural exhibitions, and director of documentaries on Philippine architecture. He has been involved in the conservation of landmarks such as the Manila Metropolitan Theater, the Rizal Memorial Coliseum, and the core buildings of the University of the Philippines campus in Diliman. He also served as a consultant of conservation planning initiatives for other local and national heritage sites across the country. Apart from presently serving as Consulting Architect for the City of Valenzuela, he heads a multi-disciplinary, research-oriented design consultancy practice.

Extension Services Program Director – GINES, LEONIDO
Extension Services Program Director - GINES, LEONIDO

Extension Services Program Director – GINES, LEONIDO

FULL-TIME FACULTY

lmgines1@up.edu.ph

Leonido M. Gines, Jr. (Jun) finished his BS Architecture degree from the University of the Philippines College of Architecture (UPCA) and his MA Anthropology degree from the University of California, Riverside (UCR), where he is also currently pursuing a PhD degree. As a professionally licensed architect, he specialized in museums and exhibitions design and was a corporate partner of TAO Management Inc., a cultural resources development firm. As an academic, he taught at the De La Salle – College of St Benilde (DLS-CSB) for over 15 years. His academic (PhD and teaching) research focuses on the issues surrounding urban volatile realities through methodologies that intersect urban and cultural studies, design, ethnography, and sensorial studies. He received several research grants including the University of California’s Pacific Rim (PacRim) Research Grant in 2008. He authored an essay for the catalogue of the Philippine Pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 2018 curated by Edson Cabalfin, PhD. In 2020, he was co-editor of a volume on contemporary design and sustainability for Art Archive 3, a publication by the Japan Foundation Manila Office. He is currently a guest editor of a forthcoming volume on cinema and space, a book about architects responding to the films of Lino Brocka and Ishmael Bernal, to be published by the DLS-CSB’s Center for Campus Art.

Student Relations Officer – LUNA, MARKEL CESAR
Student Relations Officer - LUNA, MARKEL CESAR

Student Relations Officer – LUNA, MARKEL CESAR

FULL-TIME FACULTY

maluna@up.edu.ph

Markel Cesar A. Luna is an Architect specializing in Architectural Heritage Conservation. He attained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Architecture and a Master of Architecture Degree in Architectural Heritage Conservation at the University of the Philippines Diliman College of Architecture, where he currently teaches. Having been a consistent University and College Scholar, he was inducted as a member of the International Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. Maintaining a private architecture practice, Markel Cesar A. Luna has been active in uplifting the Architecture profession as a member of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) Philippines and the United Architects of the Philippines (UAP), where he was elevated to Fellow. He has served in UAP National Committees for over a decade, and is currently the UAP A4 District Director (Fiscal Year 2021-2022). An Architectural Heritage Conservationist, Ar. Luna has been involved in Conservation Projects, with the Paco Park & Cemetery being the latest that has been completed. Moreover, he has produced Research Work presented and published in the Philippines and Europe. A member of the Filipino Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers, Inc. (FILSCAP), Ar. Luna is also an Award-winning Songwriter in the Philippines and abroad.

Quality Assurance Officer – OZAETA, EMILIO
Quality Assurance Officer - OZAETA, EMILIO

Quality Assurance Officer – OZAETA, EMILIO

FULL-TIME FACULTY

euozaeta@up.edu.ph

Emilio U. Ozaeta is a faculty member of the History, Theory, and Criticism Studio Laboratory of the College of Architecture. He has Bachelor of Science in Architecture and Master of Architecture degrees from UP Diliman and has received training in academic quality assurance from the ASEAN University Network – Quality Assurance. His research, conference papers, and publications focus on phenomenological descriptions of the Spirit of Place, which he has termed “Diwa ng Lunan”, of various Philippine communities, as well as Philippine architectural education. His extension services include assistance to local communities in the development of tourism programs based on their established descriptions of their Spirit of Place. He is currently a member of the Regional Quality Assurance Team for Architecture of the Commission on Higher Education. He has served as a member of a number of university committees, his most recent as a member of the Quality Assurance Committee. He has also served as the College of Architecture Undergraduate Program Director for Architecture and College Secretary.

Information Officer – BELGA, MARIA EDRALINE
Information Officer - BELGA, MARIA EDRALINE

Information Officer – BELGA, MARIA EDRALINE

FULL-TIME FACULTY

mbbelga@up.edu.ph

Marie Edraline B. Belga is an Architect by profession. She finished both her BS Architecture, and MA in Urban and Regional Planning degrees from the University of the Philippines (Diliman Campus). Prior to joining the academe, she was part of the Human Settlements and Development of TAO-Pilipinas, Inc., a women-led technical service non-government organization that assist marginalized communities on housing, and security of tenure issues using participatory community development processes. Having roots from the Cordillera Region of the Philippines, she initiated several studies that focused on closely documenting the landscape sustainability factors of the Batad Rice Terraces. Currently she is an Assistant Professor, and member of the Building Science Studio Laboratory in the College of Architecture of the University of the Philippines (Diliman Campus). Her research interests lie on sustainable tourism development planning, and traditional construction methods.

Health and Liaison Officer 1 – VARONA, MARIA FAITH
Health and Liaison Officer 1 - VARONA, MARIA FAITH

Health and Liaison Officer 1 – VARONA, MARIA FAITH

FULL-TIME FACULTY

myvarona@up.edu.ph

Maria Faith Y. Varona is an Architect and Environmental Planner by profession. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from the University of the Philippines-Diliman and her master’s degree in Urban Management and Development (Housing Specialization) from the Institute of Housing and Urban Development Studies – Erasmus University, the Netherlands, and Housing Development and Management – Lund University, Sweden. She is a founding member of TAO-Pilipinas, Inc., a women-led technical service non-government organization that works with poor communities on housing and security of tenure issues using participatory community development processes. She has been into urban poor housing and community development work for more than a decade before she joined the academe. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor and Assistant Dean of the College of Architecture in the University of the Philippines (Diliman Campus), and is pursuing a PhD in the Designed and Built Environment from the same institution.

Health and Liaison Officer 2 – BELGA, MARIA EDRALINE
Health and Liaison Officer 2 - BELGA, MARIA EDRALINE

Health and Liaison Officer 2 – BELGA, MARIA EDRALINE

FULL-TIME FACULTY

mbbelga@up.edu.ph

Marie Edraline B. Belga is an Architect by profession. She finished both her BS Architecture, and MA in Urban and Regional Planning degrees from the University of the Philippines (Diliman Campus). Prior to joining the academe, she was part of the Human Settlements and Development of TAO-Pilipinas, Inc., a women-led technical service non-government organization that assist marginalized communities on housing, and security of tenure issues using participatory community development processes. Having roots from the Cordillera Region of the Philippines, she initiated several studies that focused on closely documenting the landscape sustainability factors of the Batad Rice Terraces. Currently she is an Assistant Professor, and member of the Building Science Studio Laboratory in the College of Architecture of the University of the Philippines (Diliman Campus). Her research interests lie on sustainable tourism development planning, and traditional construction methods.

Health and Liaison Officer 2 – SICAM, OLIVIA ALMA
Health and Liaison Officer 2 - SICAM, OLIVIA ALMA

Health and Liaison Officer 2 – SICAM, OLIVIA ALMA

FULL-TIME FACULTY

ogsicam@up.edu.ph

Olivia Alma G. Sicam is an architect, doctoral researcher, and faculty member of the University of the Philippines College of Architecture, where she is also the National Service Training Program Coordinator. She teaches and conducts research at the intersection of the phenomenology of space and place, space syntax, solid waste management, and service learning to address the socio-spatial needs of urban poor communities.

Gender and Development Officer – LACSON, XANDER
Gender and Development Officer - LACSON, XANDER

Gender and Development Officer – LACSON, XANDER

FULL-TIME FACULTY

dxtlacson@up.edu.ph

David Xander Lacson completed his BSc. Architecture degree in 2008 with magna cum laude honours at the University of the Philippines. In London, Xander received his MSc. in Built Environment: Sustainable Heritage in 2017 with distinction from the Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources at UCL. In the early days of his career as an architect, Xander finished second in the country in the Architects’ Licensure Examination of 2010 in the Philippines. After a brief stint with Archion Architects, Xander joined Leandro V. Locsin Partners wherein he gained extensive experience in residential villas and hotel and resort planning and design. From there, he moved on to private practice focusing on interiors, fit-out and construction. Currently, Xander specialises in providing consultancy for sustainable strategies in managing heritage property and for environmental and heritage impact assessments. His research work is rooted in sustainability and conservation, specifically with obsolescence, life cycle analysis and the adaptive reuse of architectural heritage. He plans to expand his academic research to urban planning and urban regeneration through heritage conservation. Xander is a lecturer for the Architectural Communications Studio at the UP College of Architecture.

Data Privacy Focal Person – BALANE, RONALD
Data Privacy Focal Person - BALANE, RONALD

Data Privacy Focal Person – BALANE, RONALD

FULL-TIME FACULTY

rsbalane1@up.edu.ph

Ronald Balane is currently studying to be a Doctor of Philosophy in the Designed and Built Environment in the College of Architecture in UP Diliman. He took his Bachelor of Science in Architecture in the same University and subsequently took Master of Arts in Urban and Regional Planning as well after becoming a Registered and Licensed Architect. His expertise lies mostly in computer renderings and simulations. However, in his recent pursuit into graduate studies, he has been exploring the use of vernacular material into creating woven structures for human habitation. He currently is a member of the Building Science Studio Laboratory.

Mental Health Focal Person 1 – DE LEON, RUBY TERESA
Mental Health Focal Person 1 - DE LEON, RUBY TERESA

Mental Health Focal Person 1 – DE LEON, RUBY TERESA

FULL-TIME FACULTY

​rmdeleon1@up.edu.ph

Ruby Teresa M. De Leon is an Architect by profession. She earned her BS Architecture and Master of Architecture degrees from the University of the Philippines. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the University of the Philippines (Diliman Campus) and serves as the Graduate Program Director for Master of Architecture (M. Arch) and Master of Arts in Architecture Studies (MAAS), the Secretary of the College Academic Personnel Committee (CAPC), and a member of the College Committee on Student Admissions, Progress, and Graduation (CCSAPG). In the past, she had also served as Student Relations Officer, Undergraduate Program Director for BS Architecture, Architectural Communication Studio Laboratory Coordinator, Gender and Development Focal Person, and Mental Health Focal Person. She is a Fellow of the United Architects of the Philippines (UAP) and works as a Senior Associate Architect at F.L. Hong Architects and Associates, a private firm in Quezon City specializing in architectural design, planning, and construction management. She is currently a member of the Architectural Communication Studio Laboratory, and also handles courses under Urban Design, Practice and Governance, and Building Science Studio Laboratories.

Mental Health Focal Person 2 – ABAYA, ERNESTO
Mental Health Focal Person 2 - ABAYA, ERNESTO

Mental Health Focal Person 2 – ABAYA, ERNESTO

FULL-TIME FACULTY

ebabaya@up.edu.ph

Prof. Ernesto B. Abaya, PhD. is a licensed Civil Engineer with a Doctoral Degree in Civil Engineering with specialization in Transportation Engineering. He is currently a full-time Assistant Professor at the UP College of Architecture at UP Diliman, Quezon City. He was a University Extension Specialist at the UP National Center for Transportation Studies (NCTS) from October 2011 to January 2018, assisting in capability and capacity building programs to students, transport officers of related national and LGU unit agencies. He was involved in research programs of transport vehicles in which fuel economies were measured. He was a also a resource person in applicable engineering and infrastructure-related fields for graduates aspiring to be professional architects. He has also experienced working abroad as a Design Engineer for the Bangkok Transit System in Thailand for two (2) years, 1996-1998 with J. Muller International and as Assistant Design Checker for an Expressway Project also in Bangkok as part of a Project Management Company from May 1995 to June 1996.

Mental Health Focal Person 3 – NADAL, CATHE DESIREE
Mental Health Focal Person 3 - NADAL, CATHE DESIREE

Mental Health Focal Person 3 – NADAL, CATHE DESIREE

FULL-TIME FACULTY

csnadal1@up.edu.ph

Cathe Desiree Nadal is an Assistant Professor (UP College of Architecture) and a Landscape Architect (PALA, IFLA-APR) with a demonstrated history of working in the academe, landscape research, and landscape architecture practice. A Landscape-based strategy planning volunteer and workshop facilitator who spearheaded some PALA projects and events including the PALA-NCCA Luntiang Pook Project as its coordinator from 2013-2015. Also doing landscape research as a PhD candidate (University of Edinburgh) evaluating the peri-urban landscape as the venue of a proposed landscape characterization system for the Philippine planning framework.