The UP College of Law, assisted by the UP College of Architecture (as competition secretariat), has finally announced its winners for "BIBLIOTHECA: UP College of Law Library Design Competition." The said competition was officially launched last October 5, 2013, and was made open to all alumni, students and employees of the University of the Philippines.
The vision of the UP College of Law is for a library that represents the global character and competitiveness of its institution - a library that is at par with all other law libraries in the ASEAN region. The competition is the brainchild of UP College of Law's Dean - Prof. Danilo L. Concepcion. Dean Concepcion and UP Law had so many ideas in mind for the renovation of their existing library, however, it became evident that they needed assistance in gathering the best design concepts that can be made available to them. The UP College of Architecture through its Dean - Prof. Mary Ann A. Espina, was requested by UP Law to formally assist in organizing the said competition, as its institution is experienced in handling several successful design competitions in the past.
Out of a total of forty-four (44) entries registered for the said competition, only three (3) entries per division (Professionals and Students) were proclaimed as winners. A public orientation of all interested competitors, was held on October 5, 2013, and was presided by Dean Danilo Concepcion and Ms. Lilia Echiverri (Head Librarian of UP College of Law). Competition mechanics and more importantly, the vision for the UP Law Library was discussed by the UP Law Administrators. The official competition secretariat assigned was Arch. Edra Belga-Casono (Extension Program Associate), supervised by Prof. Dolores Madrid (Extension Program Director). It was the UPCA Extension Program that served as administrator and moderator of the whole design competition.
The judging was then staged in two (2) phases - shortlisting and final judging. Last January 2014, submissions were first shortlisted into the top five (5) entries per division by Dean Mary Ann Espina, Dr. Racquel Florendo (Director of UP BCO), and Ms. Lilia Echiverri. The final judging was held last March 3, 2014, the top five entries under each division had been evaluated Prof. Cristopher S.P. Espina, Arch. Gerald Zafra (Renovation Architect of the Quezon Hall), and student representatives from the Law Student Government, namely Juan Paolo Agbayani and Janna Christa Tolentino. All entries were judged based on the criteria of: 1) Vision, Innovation and Sustainability, 2) Multimedia Storage and Access, 3) User Mobility, 4) Lighting Balance, 5) Security, 6) Integration of Resource Generation Partnerships, and 7) The Library as a Learning Community.
Winners were officially proclaimed last March 5, 2014 at the University Theater's Aldaba Hall. A short presentation by the first place winners were made during the short program. Trophies, certificates, as well as checks were awarded to the winners.
Submissions of the winning entries, as well the honorable mentions, may be viewed below.
FIRST PLACE : "Continuity Axis" by Dale Cortez, Jan Genesis Recto and Stephen George Sy.
Prize: Trophy Plus PhP150,000
A video presentation of the winning entry under the professional division may also be viewed below:
SECOND PLACE: "Designing Experience and Learning Spaces: A Library that Understands"
by Richelle Louise Singson-Michael; Prize: Certificate Plus PhP 75,000
THIRD PLACE: "UP Diliman Law Learning and Social Hub" By Victoria Doloricon and Roberto Miguel RoquePrize: Certificate Plus PhP 30,000
FIRST PLACE: "Law of Nature" by Christina Cruz and Joshua PilarPrize: Trophy Plus PhP 50,000
SECOND PLACE: "Prisma: The House of Enlightenment"
by Bernadine Narciso, Justine Guiab and Jondalar De GuzmanPrize: Certificate Plus PhP 30,000
THIRD PLACE: "Lexicon - The Icon of Law" by Josef Mari Ponce, Jose Ruel Fabia and Alfred GutierrezPrize: Certificate Plus PhP 20,000
upca co-hosts international conference on sustainable buildings, communities & infrastructures (sb13 manila)
UP College of Architecture, together with UP College of Engineering and Mapua Institute of Technology shall be hosting a two-day (November 25-26) international conference centered on sustainable buildings, communities and infrastructure. It will also be hosting a separate Master Class on the different sustainability accreditation and evaluation systems available in the Philippines - LEED, GREEEN, BERDE, EDGE; on the third day (November 27) of the conference. The event will be held at Eastwood Richmonde Hotel in Libis, Quezon City, a most-convenient venue beside the Eastwood Mall, parking facilties and food establishments.
SB13 Manila is promoted and supported by the International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB), the International Initiative for Sustainable Built Environment (iISBE), the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) - Sustainable Building and Construction Initiative (SBCI), and FIDIC, the global association of engineering consultancy firms.
CPE accreditation points will be available for professionals who will attend. Everyone is encouraged to register early (until October 8, 2013) at the ONLINE REGISTRATION LINK: http://upca.upd.edu.ph/sb-13-manila-registration.html , to avail of the early bird registration fees. Undergraduate students are eligible for a discounted registration rate of PhP1,500.00. See poster below for details of program and fees.
For strict compliance. We hope you are well infomed.
Non-compliance with the following requirements shall mean forfeiture of the right to join the College Recognition Rites and the University General Commencement Exercises.
DRESS CODE for GRADUATES:
The Inter-University Seminar on Asian Megacities for the year 2013 will be hosted in Hongkong.
Theme: The theme 'Asian Urbanism and Beyond' is set for scholars around the globe to explore the nature, evolution and uniqueness of urbanization issues and processes in Asian megacities, especially the surrounding relevancy of theories developed in the Western contexts in describing, explaining and prescribing urban phenomena in the diverse social, economic and political Asian contexts.
Registration and Inquiry for the Philippine Delegation:
Prof. Michael V. Tomeldan; email@example.com
The University of the Philippines- Diliman prepares for its 102nd General Commencement Exercises. As per UP tradition, it will be held at the University Amphitheater grounds on the last Sunday of April. For this year, it will be on April 28, 2013; the formal ceremonies will start at 4:00pm. Sunflowers ("Helianthus annuus"), a traditional UP icon, have been planted to line the University Avenue and the University Amphitheater to once again greet the new graduates during the momentous occasion. On the other hand, the College of Architecture, will hold its own College Graduation in Building 1 of the UPCA Complex on the same day, the formal college graduation ceremony will start at 10:00am.
The UP Diliman College of Architecture, with the active participation of its Architecture Student Council (UPCA) has successfully launched its annual culminating festivities. Aptly dubbed as "HARAYA" - a vernacular term meaning imagination. The week-long festivities highlighted the best works of the College of Architecture, from its students (Masters & Undergraduate), as well as research works from UPCA's faculty.
This year, HARAYA's Building 1 Upper Ground Exhibit featured an upgraded gallery styling for all those those who have successfully passed their thesis deliberations in the BS Arch, and B Landscape Arch programs. It served as a fitting gift from the College, who recognized that the years of hard work spent by the students who will graduate should be given due recognition.
The lower ground exhibit featured curious class exercises facilitated by the professors of UPCA. Among the functional exhibits was the ARCH 23 wasterial lamps projects under Professor Dodi Madrid. The students fashioned lighting fixtures out of recycled materials such as PET bottles, CD's and DVD's.
Another interesting functional exhibit was the set-up done by the ARCH 20 class under Prof. Gerard Joson. Students were tasked to experiment with native materials in a form-finding exercise that ultimately make their way as actual constructed interior "dividers."
Masters students of the 'Pamana' group under Prof. Jojo Mata also showcased their accomplishments in documenting heritage structures in Sta. Catalina, Carcar, Cebu.
This year's Haraya is a testament not only to the creativity of UPCA's students but also to the Professors' uncanny ability to bring forth such talent amongst the young brilliant pliable minds that reside in the College.
WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK OUR HARAYA SPONSORS!
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