University of Santo Tomas College of Architecture

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University of Santo Tomas
College of Architecture
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Former names
  • 1930 – Department of Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)
  • 1938 – School of Architecture and Fine Arts
  • 1946 – College of Architecture and Fine Arts
  • 2000 – College of Architecture
Established 1930
Dean Arch. John Joseph T. Fernández, UAP, MS (Architecture)
Regent Rev. Fr. Manuel F. Roux, OP, SThL-MA
Students 2,159 (as of 2011)[1]
Location Beato Angelico Building, Tamayo Drive, UST, Sampaloc, Manila
Patron saint Thomas the Apostle
Colors      Maroon

The University of Santo Tomas College of Architecture is the architectural school of the University of Santo Tomas, the oldest and the largest Catholic university in Manila, Philippines.

Established in 1930, the college is one of the first architectural schools in the Philippines. It is also one of the only 2 to be proclaimed as a Center of Excellence in Architecture by the Commission on Higher Education and a consistent Top Performing Architecture School in the Philippine Architecture Licensure Examination.

Brief history[edit]

Established in 1930, it is one of the first architectural schools in the Philippines. It was renamed College of Architecture and Fine Arts in 1946 following the integration of Fine Arts degrees. The college was split in 2000, thus forming the College of Fine Arts and Design, separating the College of Architecture. The college was housed in the Roque Ruaño building which it shared with the Faculty of Engineering. It later moved in the new Beato Angelico building, together with the College of Fine Arts and Design.

Degree Program[edit]

  • Bachelor of Science in Architecture- The 5-year program consists of 10 consecutive semesters of design subjects that focus on fundamental design knowledge where students design buildings from simple residential projects to complex multi-family dwelling structures, multi-storey buildings of residential or commercial complexes, institutional buildings like schools, civic centers, religious structures, health facilities, etc. Urban planning and design, environmental concern, building technology, and professional practice are among other subjects.[2] At the end of their third year, students will choose their specialization track from the three that are currently offered by the college, namely, Heritage Conservation, Environmental Management Planning, and Landscape Architecture.

Administration[edit]

  • Dean - Arch. John Joseph T. Fernández, UAP, MS (Architecture)
  • Regent - Rev. Fr. Manuel F. Roux, OP, SThL-MA
  • Secretary - Asst. Prof. Warren S. Maneja, MA (Theology)

Notable alumni[edit]

The College has produced numerous men and women of the arts that gradually helped shaped Philippine Arts and Architecture.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bulauan, J.A.A. & Garcia, J.C.V. (2011-01-26). "Too many students, so few classrooms". The Varsitarian. Retrieved 2011-06-06. 
  2. ^ http://www.ust.edu.ph/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=361&Itemid=85
  3. ^ Thomasian Sunscope The official alumni newsletter of the University of Santo Tomas March 2008 issue
  4. ^ a b http://www.emporis.com/en/cd/cm/?id=109888
  5. ^ http://www.palafoxoutsourcing.com/main/index.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid=1

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