Fernando Ocampo

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Fernando H. Ocampo, A.B., B.S. Arch., B.S.C.E.
Born Fernando Hizon Ocampo
(1897-08-07)August 7, 1897
San Fernando, Pampanga, Captaincy General of the Philippines
Died 1984
Nationality Filipino
Alma mater Ateneo de Manila University
University of Pennsylvania
University of Santo Tomas
Occupation Architect, Civil Engineer, Professor
Spouse(s) Lourdes Magdangal Luciano
Children Ed Ocampo
(1938–1992)

Fernando Hizon Ocampo (August 7, 1897 – 1984) was a Filipino architect and civil engineer.

Biography[edit]

He was born on August 7, 1897, in San Fernando, Pampanga, he was the son of Dr. Basilio Ocampo and Leoncia Hizon. One of Manila's renowned architects, Ocampo was educated at the Ateneo de Manila A.B., in 1914; University of Santo Tomas, B.S. in Civil Engineering, 1919; and University of Pennsylvania, B.S. in Architecture, 1921. Following his graduation from the University of Pennsylvania, he worked in the office of Mr. Emile Perrot, an architect in Philadelphia, and then spent two years traveling in Europe, giving particular attention to architectural designs. Returning to Manila he was for four years an assistant architect in the Bureau of Public Works. In 1927 he became associated with architect Tomas Arguelles and established Arguelles and Ocampo, architects.[1]

Many of Manila's finest business buildings and residences attest to Ocampo's ability as an architect and engineer. Among these are the Manila Cathedral; UST Central Seminary; the Arguelles, Paterno (later became Far Eastern Air Transport Inc. or FEATI University) at McArthur Bridge, sta. Cruz, manila, Ayala, Guillermo A. Cu-Unjieng Building(demolished 1945) at Escolta cor. T. Pinpin Streets, binondo, manila in 1929; Regina Building at Escolta cor. T. Pinpin Streets, binondo, manila in 1915 with design and structural collaboration with Andres Luna de San Pedro; and Fernandez buildings; the Assumption Academy of Pampanga, the North Syquia and Admiral Apartments(demolished 2014) in Malate, and the residence of Mr. Joaquin Baltazar, the latter having taken the first prize in the 1930 beautiful home contest. He also designed the Calvo Building at Escolta cor. Soda Streets., Manila in 1938 and the Eugenio Lopez Sr. "Boat House" at Iloilo City in 1936.

In 1929 and 1930 Ocampo was a member of the Board of Examiners for Architects in Manila and in addition to his private practice he became a member of the faculty of the School of Architecture at the University of Santo Tomas, Manila.[1]

One of Ocampo's children was renowned basketball player and coach Ed Ocampo (1938-1992).[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Nellist, G., Men of the Philippines : a biographical record of men of substantial achievement in the Philippines, Manila. 1931.
  2. ^ http://viewsfromthepampang.blogspot.com/2010/12/227-edgardo-ed-l-ocampo-basketball.html