2016 Philip Recto Awardees for best the­ses named

The Philippine Star - - OCITUARIES -

Seven grad­u­ates from the Univer­sity of the Philip­pines Col­lege of Ar­chi­tec­ture un­der dean Mary Ann Espina re­ceived this year’s Philip Recto De­sign Ex­cel­lence Awards for best the­sis.

The award­ing cer­e­monies took place dur­ing the 56th com­mence­ment ex­er­cises of the UP Col­lege of Ar­chi­tec­ture held on June 26.

Three ar­chi­tec­ture grad­u­ates were cho­sen for their out­stand­ing the­ses. They are Carlo Martin Llanto with the­sis en­ti­tled “The Maker Hub: Cre­ative In­dus­try In­cu­ba­tor”; Joaquin Benedetto Ollero with the­sis on “Life Cross­ing, a Com­mer­cial and Recre­ational Bridge” and Stephanie Alimu­rung with the­sis en­ti­tled “High Up/ha-yop/: A Ver­ti­cal Zoo of Philip­pine En­demic An­i­mals.”

Four land­scape ar­chi­tec­ture se­nior stu­dents with their re­spec­tive the­ses were also rec­og­nized: Charl Jus­tine Dara­pisa with the­sis en­ti­tled “In­dayog sa Musika ng Ka­likasan: Preser­va­tion of Nat­u­ral Sound­scape Us­ing Mimetic Bio­phony and Re­vi­tal­iza­tion of Kawit, Cavite’s Wet­land Ar­eas as Vi­tal Com­po­nent of Eco­log­i­cal In­fra­struc­ture”; Auriga Joy Rosell with the­sis on “Novice Grounds: De­sign­ing Be­hav­ior Set­tings for Play­ground Fa­cil­i­ta­tion of So­cial Com­pe­tence De­vel­op­ment in Chil­dren”; San­cho Cag­u­lada Jr. with the­sis en­ti­tled “Sea Sen­tinel: En­rich­ing the Ter­nate Coast­line Through Green Mar­i­cul­ture and an Eco­log­i­cal Resur­gence Com­plex” and Ce­line Anne Tiu with the­sis on “Te­jeros His­tor­i­cal Park: Utiliz­ing Nar­ra­tive The­o­ries in Park De­sign to Aid in the Memo­ri­al­iza­tion of Andres Boni­fa­cio and the Te­jeros Con­ven­tion.”

Es­tab­lished in 2000 by the UP Col­lege of Ar­chi­tec­ture, the an­nual Philip Recto De­sign Ex­cel­lence Award pro­gram rec­og­nizes out­stand­ing ar­chi­tec­ture and land­scape ar­chi­tec­ture the­ses.

To date there is a to­tal of 164 awardees, 33 of whom have also re­ceived train­ing at renowned ar­chi­tec­tural firms in Sin­ga­pore, Hong Kong, China and Aus­tralia made pos­si­ble through the award pro­gram.

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