Juan Nakpil

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Juan F. Nakpil
Born 1899
Died 1986
Manila, Philippines
Nationality Filipino
Occupation Architect
Known for National Artist of the Philippines

Juan F. Nakpil (1899–1986) was a Filipino architect, teacher and a community leader. In 1973, he was named one of the National Artists for architecture, and tapped as the Dean of Filipino Architects.

Later Career as an Architect[edit]

Among Nakpil's works are San Carlos Seminary, Geronimo de los Reyes Building, Iglesia ni Cristo Riverside Locale (Now F. Manalo, San Juan) Magsaysay Building, Rizal Theater, Capitol Theater, Captain Pepe Building, Manila Jockey Club, Rufino Building, Philippine Village Hotel, University of the Philippines Administration and University Library, and the Rizal Shrine in Calamba, Laguna. He also designed the International Eucharistic Congress altar and improved the Quiapo Church in 1930 by erecting a dome and a second belfry. He was hailed as a National Artist for Architecture in 1973.[1]

Personal Life[edit]

He was one of eight children of the Philippine Revolution veterans Julio Nakpil and Gregoria de Jesús (who married the former after the death of her first husband Andrés Bonifacio).

Projects of Arch. Juan Nakpil[edit]

Church[edit]

  • San Carlos Seminary
  • Iglesia ni Cristo Riverside Local (now F. Manalo)

Theater[edit]

  • Gaiety Theater, Manila (now inactive)
  • Rizal Theater (now demolished and now replaced and occupied by Shangri-La Hotel Makati in 1993)
  • Capitol Bldg. (now inactive)

Other Establishments[edit]

  • Magsaysay Bldg.
  • Geronimo Delos Reyes Bldg.
  • Capitan Pepe Bldg.
  • Manila Jockey Club
  • Philippine Village Hotel (now inactive, closed in 2000)
  • University of the Philippines Administration & Library
  • Rizal Shrine - Calamba, Laguna
  • Quiapo Church "interior design"

Death[edit]

Juan Nakpil died in Manila in 1986 due to health reasons.

Legacy[edit]

Juan Nakpil Avenue in Manila was named in his honor after his death.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The National Artists of the Philippines: Juan F. Napkil". National Commission for Culture and the Arts. Retrieved 19 March 2012. 

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