(L-R) HARI Manager for Dealer Partnership and Development Mr. Victor Jose S. Vela, HARI Senior Assistant Vice President for Car and Life Division Mr. Numeriano R. Cortez, Jr., and HARI President and CEO Ms. Ma. Fe Perez-Agudo, UPCA Dean Prof. Mary Ann A. Espina, UPCA Extension Program Director Prof. Dolores T. Madrid; and SB13 Secretary-General, Ms. Adeline Pacia.
Hyundai Asia Resources Inc. (HARI) and the University of the Philippines Diliman College of Architecture (UPCA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding last July 10, 2013 to launch the Hyundai Dealership Excellence through Sustainable, Intelligent, Green Network (Hyundai DESIGN): the Hyundai Green Dealership Design Competition. Students of the Integrated Architectural Design Course at the UPCA will develop cost-effective design concepts which will best apply the Hyundai brand philosophy of eco-friendly design to the Philippine setting. Participating design students will work on selected Hyundai dealerships within Metro Manila.
Winners of the Hyundai DESIGN Competition will be announced on November 25, 2013 during the Asia-Pacific Sustainable Buildings 13-Manila Conference (SB13 Manila), to be held at the Eastwood Richmonde Hotel. SB13 Manila is part of the SB2013-2014 worldwide series of conferences on Sustainable Buildings, with the support of and coordination with the four international founding co-sponsors, namely: International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB); International Initiative for a Sustainable Built Environment (iiSBE); United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)-Sustainable Building and Construction Initiative (SBCI); and FIDIC the global association of consulting engineering firms.
Present during the MOU signing were (L-R) HARI Manager for Dealer Partnership and Development Mr. Victor Jose S. Vela, HARI Senior Assistant Vice President for Car and Life Division Mr. Numeriano R. Cortez, Jr., and HARI President and CEO Ms. Ma. Fe Perez-Agudo, UPCA Dean Prof. Mary Ann A. Espina, UPCA Extension Program Director Prof. Dolores T. Madrid; and SB13 Secretary-General, Ms. Adeline Pacia.
Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI), the official distributor of Hyundai automobiles in the Philippines, is currently the third top ranking automotive firm in the country. Thrice hailed as Hyundai’s Asia-Pacific Distributor of the Year (2005, 2006, and 2008), and Hyundai Global Distributor of the Year 2010 in less than a decade of its operations, HARI boasts of a 41-strong dealer network, superior after-sales, dealer and customer relations support, and a desirable roster of best-selling vehicles, including the Grand Starex, Tucson, Santa Fe, Genesis Coupe, i10, Elantra, Accent Sedan, Accent Hatchback, Sonata, and EON.
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