Andrés Luna de San Pedro

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Ar. Andrés P. Luna, FPIA
Born(1887-09-09)September 9, 1887
DiedJanuary 22, 1952(1952-01-22) (aged 64)

Andrés Pardo de Tavera Luna (September 9, 1887 – January 22, 1952) is a Filipino architect who built the first air-conditioned building in the Philippines, the Crystal Arcade one of the popular tenant of Manila Stock Exchange (previous site of Paseo de Escolta) Building (now present site of City College of Manila-Escolta Building Demolished 2016) that was once located on No. 71 Escolta Street, Binondo, Manila. He was assigned as the city architect of the City of Manila from 1920 to 1924. His designs were modernist. Some of them were lost during World War II.

Life and career[edit]

Andres Pardo de Tavera Luna was born on September 9, 1887, in Paris, France. His parents are Juan N. Luna and Mari Paz Pardo de Tavera-Luna. He grew up in Paris until he was six years old. His father shot his mother and his grandmother dead on September 22, 1892. He left with his father after he was acquitted by a French court in February 1893. After spending six months in Barcelona and Paris, they travelled by boat along with his uncle, Gen. Antonio N. Luna to Manila on May 24, 1894.


Andres Luna's painting as homage to Giuseppe Canella, who was an Italian Master Painter and Architect
  • Special Mention, Hanoi Painting competition
  • Silver Medalist for Painting, St. Louis Exposition
  • Gold Medal of Merit, Philippine Institute of Architects



He died on January 22, 1952 at the age of 64.