Former Apprentice of Tropiks Design Studio, Heritage Conservation Society - University of Santo Tomas Youth Chapter, Thomasian Writers Guild
"He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever." - Mark Twain
I'm on my final year of undergraduate study at the University of Santo Tomas College of Architecture. My fascination into built heritage started out during 2nd year college - not because of the subjects taught, but because of my growing interest to know what is true in the midst of uncertainty and doubt. I think that architecture is the ultimate culmination of human expression, thus, structures from the past lets me re-connect with my roots as a Filipino.
I would want to focus on architectural conservation in the near future - not with a sole purpose of saving our built heritage, but with a much macro goal of delivering a strong message to the public - that the true language of Philippine architecture should come across all walks of life. It is like a illustrated collection of short stories, of Filipinos, or even other nationalities as well.
I had a one-year work experience at Tropiks Design Studio - ranging from Gabaldon School Buildings, Restoration of Manila Cathedral and Yusay-Consing Mansion, subdivision and resort developments, residential projects, and research works.
I was also privileged to became a part of Thomasian Writers Guild - a university-wide organization that became a breeding ground to some famous personalities such as Lourd De Veyra.