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Delegates for the 31st UAP National Convention and Construction Expo can look forward to a wide and impressive selection of seminars and lectures to be conducted by distinguished speakers from both the international and local scene.

Seminars & Lectures
31 March 2005 (Thursday Afternoon) to 02 april 2005 (Saturday Morning)


Foreign Speakers:

George KUNIHIRO- Japan
The Japanese born and American educated architect, George Kunihiro's design works were featured in several architectural exhibitions in Japan and in Lithuania. He received the Japan Commercial Environmental Design Award in 1993. He is a Director of the Japan Institute of Architects (JIA), Chairman, PR Committee, JIA; Deputy Councilor, UIA; and the Past Chairman, ARCASIA Committee for Architectural Education. Presently, he is the Professor and the Vice Dean, Students Affairs, Department of Architecture, Kokushikan University in Japan and a Registered Examiner for the Japan Accreditation Board.

Kunihiro received his AB major in Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley, M.Arch, from Harvard University GSD, and completing the PhD work at Tokyo University. In 1983, he opened his own office in Los Angeles and later in New York, USA. He was the Critic in architectural design at Yale University; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Columbia University and New Jersey Institute of Technology. Kunihiro is both a registered architect in Japan and in the USA. He is also Editor-in Chief of "Kenchikuka-architects" a JIA Magazine.

Urban Revitalization: The Asian possibilities
Abstract: It is said that the 21st Century is an Asian Century. Architects in Asia are emerging as an influential force in shaping the region. Along with some international figures in architecture, the Asian architects are creating new buildings globally. In the process, many of the valuable built heritages are sacrificed. To the Asian culture, the modern built heritage of the past century is immensely important. The presentation will explore the expanded role of Asian architects...as an "Activist Architect" dedicated to the future with the past in our grasp.

Marco IMPERADORI - Italy
University Professor, Researcher and Designer, Marco Imperadori, focuses his interests in high energy-efficient buildings, Structure/Envelope Building Systems and Sustainability. He is a Building Engineer but he likes to be considered as an Architect because of his background to both of these complementary aspects of building design. He has been invited as Lecturer and Visiting Professor in many universities and institutions worldwide. Author of scientific publications and essays, his work has been published in many books and magazines. He was awarded for innovation in building technology by ACEB (Building Association of North Italy).

Imperadori is a principal and partner of Atelier 2, a design studio in Milan and Paris. He is currently the Dean's Deputy for the International Project Asia representing the Faculty of Engineering-Architecture of Politecnico di Milano. He took his training at the University of Brescia, Doctorate Degree at Politecnico di Milano, Guest Researcher at Centre for Built Environment-GAEVLE of the Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden). He is the current Professor of Stratified Layer Building Technology at Politecnico di Milano.

Architechnology : sustainability as a necessary alternative for future building design.
Abstract: The talk is about integrated design and planning by applying advanced methods of sustainability and high energy-efficiency in building construction. Core of the talk is to illustrate the correct balance between engineering and architecture focusing on energy consumption during the whole building life cycle. Samples of real projects will be introduced to show how this is being done.

Ken YEANG - Malaysia
Internationally known Malaysian architect, Ken Yeang, specializes in the design of green, ecologically responsive buildings. His new genre of tall buildings is popularly known as "bio-climatic skyscraper" and is the subject of many articles, books and magazines in the world. His works have received numerous awards, including the prestigious Aga Khan Award (Switzerland), the Pring Claus Award (Netherlands), and the RAIA International award.
Yeang is the principal of HAMZAH & YEANG that has offices in London, China and Malaysia. He teaches at the University of Malaya (Malaysia), University of New South Wales (Australia), Deakin University (S Korea) and the University of Hawaii (USA). He is an Honorary FAIA and has served on the RIBA Council. He took his training at the Architectural Association in London and doctorate degree at Cambridge University. He has authored several books on architecture, ecological and skyscraper design. His PhD dissertation, "Designing with Nature" was published by McGraw-Hill in 1995.

Planning and Designing Green: The Architect and Ecologist's Perspective
Abstract: The talk is about green design and planning from the point of view of the ecologist and designer. Central to the talk is to illustrate the principles of green design and the application to building in the context of Asian Architecture. Examples of his firm's work will be presented to highlight how it can be done.

Syed Zaigham JAFFERY - Pakistan
Current Advisor of Architects Regional Council Asia (ARCASIA), Syed Zaigham Jaffery has served as its Chairman (2001-2002). Recipient of the prestigious Presidential Medal of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), he is also AIA’s Honorary Member. Author of the SAARCH Declaration of Architects, he is an Honorary Fellow of UAP; and was awarded a Fellowship of the Commonwealth Foundation on the recommendation of CAA. He is author, Convener, Juror and Advisor of ARCASIA Awards for Architectural Excellence. He has been past Chairman of Pakistan’s Statutory Registration Council (PCATP), Technical Reviewer for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture and has served as UIA Juror and numerous national architectural competitions.

Jaffery received his B. Arch from EPUET (now BUET) Dhaka, M. Arch and Certificates in Planning Studies and Environmental Planning from the University of Hawaii–Honolulu and Washington University, St. Louis-USA, and was conferred the Henry Adams Certificate of Merit for Excellence in Scholastic Achievement (1976) by AIA. In Pakistan, among his well-known projects is the design and construction of 116-acre terraced gardens around the Mausoleum of the Father of the Nation.

Retaining Identity Through Sustainable Historic Preservation: New Life for Links from the Past, Lessons from Karachi
Abstract: The paper examines the need for preservation as an instrument of National Identity and explores how architecture of the past can be infused with new life, retrofitted, putting them to good use, and making them economically viable, worthy of today's needs. The study defines the parameters, the players, and the positive approaches that are required to make this possible. It examines how this is being achieved in Karachi, Pakistan with the help and participation of a cross section of the society. It may have possible lessons for emulation in other Asian cities.

Javier GALVAN GUIJO - Spain
Spanish architect Javier Galvan has been involved in Asia Pacific doing research and exhibits about the cultural heritage of the region. He has lectured in many academic centers and universities in Europe and Asia. In the Philippines, he proposed for the revitalization of Vigan and Dominican architecture and was in charge of the urban plans for the reconstruction of Baguio and Dagupan.

Galván received his Masteral and Ph.D. Degree from the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid, and Masteral Degree on Architectural Intervention and Rehabilitation from the Centro Superior de Arquitectura, Madrid. In 1999, His Majesty, the King of Spain gave him the Cross of the Orden de Isabel La Católica for his contribution to Fil-Spanish relationship. He authored over a dozen publications, mainly on Spanish origin in the Asia-Pacific region. He was Vice-president of the Asociación Española de Estudios del Pacífico, and since April 2001 is the Director of Instituto Cervantes.

The Repertoire of Fil-Hispanic Architectural Tradition as a Creativity Resource
Abstract: The architecture made in the Philippines during the Spanish Period is often neglected, and considered as foreign. This is a big mistake, since this type of architecture is something uniquely Filipino. It is the result of an adaptation process to natural and social conditions. Its study and understanding is important not only from the historical point of view, but also as means to understand the Filipino identity. This talk offers a repertoire of timeless forms and principles that are valid for the undertakings of contemporary Filipino architecture.

Christopher FOOT - United Kingdom
Hong Kong based, British landscape architect Christopher Foot leads the ADI group's landscape planning, assessment and environmental team. He has over ten years experience, working on a wide range of projects from environmental studies both at a local and at a strategic level, master planning from design to implementation.

Foot has been involved in projects at the cutting edge of landscape assessment and strategic landscape planning. He has been at the forefront of developing the latest landscape and visual impact assessment methodologies for landscape planning in Hong Kong. He brings this analytical skill and pursuit of innovation and quality to his work throughout the Asian Region. He is a Chartered Landscape Architect from the United Kingdom.

Filipino Speakers:

Paulo g. ALCAZAREN - Philippines
Paulo Alcazaren was managing director of PDAA Design International with offices in Manila, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. He was involved in at least 100 projects in 10 countries notably in Asia and the Middle East since 1982. In the Philippines, he was involved, among others, in Ayala pedestrianization, and Rockwell Master plan. He was awarded the Singapore Institute of Landscape Architects Design Award for his works in Hong Kah Town and the British Club. He received the Alab ng Haraya-NCCA for outstanding series on Philippine culture, and from PRC, the Outstanding Professional of the Year in Landscape Architecture in 2001.

Alcazaren received his B. Landscape Arch and BS. Arch from the University of the Philippines; MA in Urban Design from the National University of Singapore. He was awarded the SIA Book Prize in 2000. He taught at the Ateneo de Manila and presently teaches at the University of the Philippines. He was past President of Philippine Association of Landscape Architects. He is a frequent contributor and writer to national and international magazines. He writes regularly for a daily, the Philippines Star and presently the Editor-in-Chief of BluPrint and My Home magazine.

Pinoy Panache: Marketing Professional Design Services Internationally
Abstract: Few Filipino professionals venture out of the country except to work as OFWs. The Filipino designers fail to realize that all it takes is will, marketing savvy and a clear vision that practice beyond the Philippines is possible. This talk outlines in practical terms how any Filipino architect or firm (big or small) can market professional services abroad; the importance of gaining local recognition; firm's capacities by training or strategic alliances; scouting possible international markets, garnering works and other interesting topics.

Efren AURELIO - Philippines
Locally known landscape Architect Efren Aurelio has worked for almost 15 years in Hongkong and Singapore with international design firms like Belt Collins & Associates, Urbis Travers Morgan and Aspinwall Clouston Ltd. In 1996, he came back to the Philippines and since then has been actively designing both local and international landscape projects.

Aurelio is now the Managing Director of E.A Aurelio + ADI Limited, one of the leading landscapes design firms in the Philippines. His firm handled projects like the Greenbelt 1, 2 and 3 redevelopment in Makati, the Ayala Greenfield, Brentville International and Eagle Ridge Golf & Country Club all in Laguna among others. He graduated in 1979 at the University of the Philippines with a degree of Bachelor of Landscape Architecture. He was past president of Philippines Association of Landscape Architects.

On Trade: Landscape Quality
Abstract: In today's era of estate development, commercial expansion, environmental consciousness and greater prosperity, we see the role of landscape architecture in shaping a development intensifies. This talk will focus on the benefits of landscape architecture and how it can improve land appreciation, property values, architecture and urban forms, and the significance it brings to property developers in attracting potential buyers.

Marcos DE GUZMAN JR. - Philippines
Marcos Ramirez de Guzman Jr. is the Managing Partner of Architecture Network. His firm specializes in multi-residential housing development and facilities of leading real estate developers in the country, such as Ayala Land, Brittany Corporation and Filinvest Land.

De Guzman contributes articles for Philippine Daily Inquirer on trends in property, architecture and urban development. He is the current chapter president of the UAP Fort Bonifacio Chapter, where he is involved in projects on social awareness and environmental concerns. He believes architecture is not limited to designing and building, but also encompasses total service, concern for nature and for fellowmen. He spent his formative years at the Ateneo de Manila and finished BS Architecture degree at the University of Santo Tomas.

Values in Architectural Practice: Creating Wealth by Serving Others
Abstract: The talk focuses on values within the architectural field when materialism abounds and many professionals are faced with temptations and motivated by the wrong reasons. Is it wealth, fame and glory that drive architects to practice architecture or is it the will to serve our fellow man? The concept of delayed gratification, learning, and serving, sharing and creating wealth is the central theme.

Jose Pedro RECIO - Philippines
Jose Pedro C. Recio started his international career in architecture when he moved to Hong Kong in 1976. He worked with Eric Cumine Associates for the Harbour City project and later joined Wong Tung International. In 1986, he became partner of M.Moser Associates, HK.

Recio co- founded RECIO+CASAS in 1988 in Hong Kong. He returned to the Philippines in 1992 upon winning the design competition of ABS-CBN facilities. Since then he has been responsible for the design of many major projects such as, One and Two Lafayette Square, Richmond Hotel, Kingswood Makati, and the Church of the Gesu in Ateneo de Manila University to name a few. His firm's projects have been featured in numerous local and international articles and magazines. He received his BS Architecture degree at the University of Santo Tomas in 1975.

Standing Out In a Crowd
Abstract: In the very competitive profession of architecture, one has to take their creative skills to higher levels, not only to stand out in a crowd, but, more importantly, to be outstanding in a crowd.

Augusto VILLALON - Philippines
Heritage architect Augusto Villalon, principal of A Villalon Architects, won a UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Conservation Award, was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award for Heritage Conservation, and received the City of Manila's Medallion of Honor. He was Commissioner for Cultural Heritage, Board Member of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, founding Chairman of the Heritage Conservation Society. He was a Member of the UNESCO National Commission and the Philippines representative for UNESCO. He is currently Vice-President of ICOMOS and Asia-Pacific representative to its Executive Committee
Villalon received his PhD Honoris Causa in Humanities, Far Eastern University, Manila; MA in Architecture, Yale University, USA; BA in Sociology/History of Art, University of Notre Dame, USA. He has projects in the Philippines, Asia and Latin America and is presently involved with the National Museum in Manila. He is author of several books and contributor to Philippine Daily Inquirer. His book, "Lugar: Essays on Philippine Cultural Heritage and Architecture", won the National Book Award and the Alfonso T Ongpin Award for Best Art Book in 2002.

Architecture for Nation Building
Abstract: Nation building is a never-ending task that calls on the involvement of all citizens. Traditionally architects consider their participation in physical terms, and correctly so, because nation building requires structures that shelter and improve national living standards and provide a better way of life. The psychic dimension of nation building, as essential as the physical aspect, is often overlooked and misunderstood by many professionals: the value of architecture as establishing national identity, as contributing to national heritage, and as establishing pride of place so necessary for national self-respect.

Francisco T. MAÑOSA - Philippines
Bobby Manosa is a towering figure in Philippine architecture, bringing local forms to new heights, both nationally and internationally. He is the recipient of numerous awards such as, TOFIL Award as one of the outstanding Filipinos (Jaycees-2004), Likha Gold Medal Awardee (UAP-2003); Most Outstanding Professional of the Year Award (PRC-1994) to name a few. He has been delivering numerous lectures on Filipino Architecture in leading universities in the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia.

Manosa is the Managing Partner of Francisco Manosa & Partners, Fellow - United Architects of the Philippines, Honorary Fellow - Philiipine Institute of Architects and Vice-president - UST College of Architecture Alumni Association. He finished BS Architecture in 1953 at the University of Santo Tomas in Manila. Manosa's architecture has been featured in many magazines and books worldwide.

Philippine Culture in Architecture
Abstract: Architecture is a formation of one's surroundings. Spaces and forms of buildings are influenced by social and cultural norms. The Filipino people, rich in traditions, have built spaces that are open, inviting and multifunctional. Design should conform with the Philippine climate, environment, and advances in building technology to carry the architecture of the time. One of the objectives of this talk is to share his experiences in designing Filipino Architecture and to challenge local architects to design architecture that is "True to Itself, it's Land and it's People".

Jorge YULO - Philippines
Jorge Yulo is the Principal of Jorge Yulo Architects, whose works in modern and abstract design is the subject of much discussion among local designers. In the USA, he worked in the office of Cabrera/Barricklo Partnership in New York and in the Philippines worked with the firm of Leandro Locsin and Partners.

Yulo earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree majoring in painting from Hampshire College and a minor in interior design from the University of Massachusetts. He acquired his Master of Architecture degree from Rennselear Polytechnic Institute in New York. He also has a Master in Entrepreneurship degree from the Asian Institute of Management. He is a lecturer and professor at the College of Architecture, University of Santo Tomas, Philippines.

Art, Function and Perception: Digestives of Architecture
Abstract: A great deal of our established societal practices do not give convention to our intellectual and ethical dispositions. Design is a powerful instrument yet we are too often remiss in using it to address our unattended assumptions. Since human beings are the only animals with brains able to analyze itself, we can also manipulate the shortcomings and capabilities of human cognitive perception to express what spoken language inadequately achieves. This talk is an analytical exploration of perception and illusion and how they can be utilized to express art in the creation of architecture.


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Marcos De Guzman Jr.Efren AurelioSyed Zaigham JAFFERYJavier GALVAN GUIJOGeorge KUNIHIRO
Francisco t. MAÑOSAChristopher FOOTPaolo AlcazarenJorge YULOJose Pedro RECIO
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