COA joins UAP in the 46th NatCon; COA students win at HCG’s Archinext

Faculty members of College of Architecture attended the United Architects of the Philippines’ 46th National Convention of architects. This year’s theme was entitled Fusion – A Virtual Convergence. The architects who attended the three-day event experienced an all-out virtual convention like no other. It gathered members from all around the globe. Seminars, panel discussions, socials, and fellowship were among the activities during the three-day event.  


One of the highlights of the convention was the awarding of the winners in the design competition Archinext 2021: HCG Young Designers’ Competition sponsored by HCG. The theme was Lingap: General Hospital and Extended Emergency Facility. Two groups of COA students taking up Architectural Design 6 were adjudged winners. Hazel Maturan and John Patrick Ocampo took home the 8th best entry for their design proposal Kandili. Voted as Most Popular entry was John Michael Ong, Myanne Faith Dominguez, and Cherraine Nunag for their entry Bypass. Both teams received cash prizes as well. Dean Chona Ponce, as president of the Council of Deans and Heads of Architecture Schools in the Philippines gave an inspirational talk to all the winners. 


For several years now, NU has been actively joining the design competition for students. We already landed on Top 1, and several spots in Top 10 for several years.  

On the last day of the convention, Dean Chona Ponce, who is an an active member and former UAP Area B Vice President, was one of the three panelists during the Culminating CPD Seminar.


NU COA faculty participates in mASEANa (Modern ASEAN Architecture), AAA

Faculty members from the College of Architecture were among the participants in the mASEANa international conference held last February 2021.

COA faculty architects Erika Dia, Arianne Joy Dullas, Anthony Sarmiento, Argel Castaneda and former faculty Caryn Santillan were among the mentors in the four-day workshop. The event was in coordination with the mASEANa Project and the University of Tokyo. Objectives of mASEANa were: to stimulate awareness among students, academics, and practitioners regarding the importance of modern built heritage; to record and collect data about Manila’s built modern heritage; and to foster unity and cooperation between the different agencies and institution in support of the conservation of modern built heritage.

COA Students also attended the activity: Andrea Nicole L. Sta. Rosa, Leonor De Guzman Evangelista, Sean Ferry N. Dela Cruz, and alumna Beverly Nicole C. Estojero

Photo Courtesy: MASEANa_ph2020

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