Francisco Mañosa

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Francisco 'Bobby' Mañosa (born February 12, 1931) is a Filipino architect noted for his Filipino inspired architectural designs. His most notable work is The Coconut Palace.

Mañosa devoted his life’s work to creating a Filipino identity in architecture. Inspired by traditional vernacular forms such as the bahay kubo and the bahay na bato, Mañosa combined traditional forms and indigenous materials with modern building technology to create structures he felt were best suited to the Philippines’ tropical climate.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Francisco Mañosa was born in Manila, Philippines. He currently lives in Ayala Alabang Village as a retired but decorated architect. He has 3 children, all of whom now work for the family company. Bambi, the eldest and only daughter, is the head of the interior design department of Mañosa & Co, as well as the Director of the Tukod Foundation. Dino acts as CEO of the entire Mañosa Group, and is the founder and CEO of Mañosa Properties. Francisco's youngest son, Gelo, continues his architectural legacy as the CEO of Mañosa & Co..[2]

While not working on his projects for the company, Francisco Mañosa was also part of the jazz band The Executive Band.[3] He played piano for the band. In 2012, Francisco Mañosa had a fall in which he cracked two vertebrae which had to be fused in order to heal. He also needed heart bypass surgury in order to repair a life-threatening ventricular blockage.[4]




  • Mañosa Residence (Ayala Alabang)
  • Arnaiz Residence
  • Cahaya "The Sanctuary"
  • Diego Cierra Homes
  • Floriendo Residence
  • Hoffmann Residence
  • Hofileña Residence
  • Pabahay - Bayanihan
  • Pabahay -PNP
  • Valenciano Residence


  • Eagle Ridge Building
  • JMT Corporate Center
  • The New Medical City
  • Nielson Towers (Makati)
  • San Mig Pub (Ortigas)
  • Saztec Building
  • Sulo Restaurant


  • Aquino Center
  • Ateneo Education Building
  • Ateneo Professional School
  • Bamboo Mansion
  • Centro Escolar University class
  • Coconut Palace
  • Corregidor Island
  • Environmental Research Center
  • Gatches Village
  • Lanao Provincial Capitol church
  • Learning Child
  • Philippine Friendship Pavilion
  • St. Andrew's Parish School (Paranaque)


  1. ^ Caruncho, Eric (March 29, 2015). "Bobby Mañosa: The autumn of the architect". 
  2. ^ "Tukod Foundation". Retrieved 2016-04-18. 
  3. ^ "The Executives Band (of Raul S Manglapus)". Retrieved 2016-04-20. 
  4. ^ Caruncho, Eric S. "Bobby Mañosa: The autumn of the architect". Retrieved 2016-04-20. 

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