College of Architecture (1930)

Degree Program

Bachelor of Science in Architecture

Level I Formal accreditation status awarded by the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (June 2013 – June 2016)

Accredited by the National Architecture Accrediting Board (1st visit)

The five-year Bachelor of Science in Architecture program consists of 10 consecutive semesters of design subjects that focus on fundamental design knowledge where students design buildings from simple residential projects to complex multi-family dwelling structures, multi-storey buildings of residential or commercial complexes, institutional buildings like schools, civic centers, religious structures, health facilities, etc. Urban planning and design, environmental concern, building technology, and professional practice are among other subjects. At the end of their third year, students will choose their specialization track from the three options that are currently offered by the college namely, Heritage Conservation, Environmental Management Planning, and Landscape Architecture.

Vision

The University of Santo Tomas College of Architecture, as a center of excellence, envisions a higher educational institution that combines human expertise and modern technology, advancing research, linkages and community service, thereby molding globally competitive Filipino Thomasian Architects.

Mission

As the premier Philippine architectural institution, the College aims to produce competent, committed, and compassionate architects by:

–     sustaining and enhancing a faculty with diverse expertise;

–     constantly updating its facilities for an effective curriculum delivery;

–     promoting local and international partnership and linkages with other Higher Educational Institutions as well as architecture and construction industries;

–     encouraging and supporting academic research, training and educational systems for field advancement; and

–     imbuing Thomasian values in its outreach program and community awareness through social interaction.

 

Administration, Officials, and Staff

Administration
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ARCH’T. RODOLFO VENTURA, MSc

Dean

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REV. FR. MANUEL F. ROUX, O.P., MHA

Regent

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ATTY. MARLON M. CARIÑO, JD, MBA

Assistant Dean

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ARCH’T. CHARISSE JERMAINE U. ONG, MS

College Secretary

Academic Officials
Support Staff

Faculty Members

Architecture

AGUILAR, Carlos Angelo D.ust-f-archi-aguilar-carlos-angelo-d-2016-ma-2x2-gray

Rank: Instructor 4

Degrees

Master of Arts in Urban and Regional Planning (University of the Philippines – Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines)

Bachelor of Science in Architecture (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

AHMADZADEH, Sepideh P.

Rank: Instructor 1

Degree

Bachelor of Science in Architecture (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

ALCARAZ, Demetrio Jr. D.ust-f-archi-alcaraz-demetrio-jr-d-2016-ms-2x2-gray

Rank:Assistant Professor 2

Degrees

Master of Science in Architecture (Cum Laude) (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor of Science in Architecture (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

ALFONSO, Maria Mynn P.

Rank: Assistant Professor 2

Degrees

Master of Tropical Landscape Architecture (University of the Philippines – Diliman – Quezon City, Philippines)

Bachelor of Science in Architecture (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

ALLI, Rafael C.ust-f-archi-alili-rafael-c-2016-ms-2x2-gray

Rank: Assistant Professor 3

Degrees

Master of Science (Cum Laude) (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor of Science in Architecture (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

AMADOR, Andrea Ruiza N.

Rank: Instructor 1

Degree

Bachelor of Science in Architecture (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

ANGELES, Jennifer T.ust-f-archi-angeles-jennifer-t-2016-ma-2x2-gray

Rank: Assistant Professor 5

Degrees

Master of Science in Architecture (University of the Philippines – Diliman – Quezon City, Philippines)

Bachelor of Science in Architecture (Far Eastern University – Manila, Philippines)

ASANZA, Alfred Joseph P.

Rank: Instructor 1

Degree

Bachelor of Science in Architecture (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

AVENDAÑO, Clarissa L.ust-f-archi-avendan%cc%83o-clarissa-l-2016-ms-2x2-gray

Rank: Associate Professor 1

Degrees

Master of Science in Architecture (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor  of Science in Architecture (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

BALAGAT, Jeremy Jade D.

Rank: Instructor 1

Degree

Bachelor of Science in Architecture (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

BERIÑA, Grace M.ust-f-archi-berin%cc%83a-grace-m-2016-machs-2x2-gray

Rank: Assistant Professor 3

Degrees

Master of Arts in Cultural Heritage Studies (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor of Science in Architecture (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

BONAOBRA, Tobias A.ust-f-gs-archi-bonaobra-tobias-2016-phd-2x2-gray

Rank: Associate Professor 3 / Associate Professorial Lecturer 3

Degrees

Doctor of Philosophy, major in Development Studies (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Master of Architecture (University of the Philippines – Diliman – Quezon City, Philippines)

Bachelor of Science in Architecture (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

BONIFACIO, Armel Andre’ D.ust-f-archi-bonifacio-armel-andre-d-2016-bsa-2x2-gray

Rank: Instructor 1

Degree

Bachelor of Science in Architecture (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

BUSMENTE, Mary Rajelyn J.ust-f-archi-busmente-mary-rajelyn-j-2016-mba-2x2-gray

Rank: Instructor 4

Degrees

Master in Business Administration – Top Executive Program (Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor of Science in Architecture (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

CARINGAL, Rogelio D.

Rank: Assistant Professor 1

Degrees

Master of Management (Philippine Christian University – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor of Science in Architecture (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

CARIÑO, Marlon M.ust-f-archi-carin%cc%83o-marlon-m-2016-ll-b-2x2-gray

Rank: Instructor 5

Degrees

Master of Business Administration (De La Salle University – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor of Laws / Juris Doctor (Far Eastern University – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor of Science in Architecture (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

CHIU, Brian James R.

Rank: Instructor 3

Degrees

Master of Science in Architecture (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor of Science in Architecture (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

CINCO, Enrico P.

Rank: Instructor 3

Degrees

Master of Science in Architecture (Cum Laude) (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor of Science in Architecture (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

CLARIN, Raymond P.ust-f-archi-clarin-raymond-p-2016-ma-2x2-gray

Rank: Instructor 2

Degrees

Master of Architecture (University of the Philippines – Diliman – Quezon City, Philippines)

Bachelor of Science in Architecture (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

CLEMENTE, Sylvia D.ust-f-gs-archi-clemente-sylvia-d-2016-phd-2x2-gray

Rank: Assistant Professor 3

Degrees

Master of Science in Urban Planning (Columbia University – New York City, United States of America)

Bachelor of Science in Architecture (University of the Philippines – Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines)

Diploma in Architectural Drafting (University of the Philippines – Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines)

Certificate in Building Technology (University of the Philippines – Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines)

CRUZ, Corazon R.

Rank: Associate Professor 2

Degrees

Master of Science in Architecture (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor of Science in Architecture (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

DE JESUS, Jonathan Carlos H.ust-f-archi-de-jesus-jonathan-carlos-h-2016-bsa-2x2-gray

Rank: Instructor 1

Degree

Bachelor of Science in Architecture (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

DE LA CUESTA, Patrick Robert A.

Rank: Instructor 1

Degree

Bachelor of Science in Architecture (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

DE LOS REYES, Bernadette M.

Rank: Assistant Professor 1

Degrees

Master of Architecture (University of the Philippines – Diliman – Quezon City, Philippines)

Bachelor of Science in Architecture (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

DE VERA, Joey A.ust-f-archi-de-vera-joey-a-2016-ms-2x2-gray

Rank: Instructor 3

Degrees

Master of Science in Architecture (Cum Laude) (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Master of Business Administration (De La Salle University – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor of Science in Architecture (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

DEL ROSARIO, Rodello R.ust-f-archi-del-rosario-frederick-c-2016-bsa

Rank: Instructor 2

Degree

Bachelor of Science in Architecture (Far Eastern University – Manila, Philippines)

DELA ROSA, Leah P.

Rank: Associate Professor 5

Degrees

Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Studies (Miriam College – Quezon City)

Master of Architecture (University of the Philippines – Diliman – Quezon City, Philippines)

Bachelor of Science in Architecture (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

EQUIPAJE, Ruth Marie I.ust-f-archi-equipaje-ruth-marie-i-2016-ms-2x2-gray

Rank: Assistant Professor 4 / Assistant Professorial Lecturer 1

Degrees

Master of Science in Sustainable Urban Development (University of Oxford –  Oxford, England)

Master of Science in Regional Development Planning (University of the Philippines – Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines)

Bachelor of Science in Architecture (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning (University of the Philippines – Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines)

FERNANDEZ, John Joseph T.ust-f-archi-fernandez-john-joseph-t-2013-ms-2x2-gray

Rank: Associate Professor 2

Degrees

Master of Science in Architecture (Cum Laude) (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor of Science in Aviation, major on Private-Commercial Pilot Training (Airlink International Inc. – Pasay City, Philippines)

Bachelor of Science in Zoology (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor of Science in Architecture (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Diploma in Urban School Planning and Design (Harvard Graduate School of Design – Massachusetts, United States of America)

FERNANDEZ, Rino Domingo A.ust-f-archi-fernandez-rino-domingo-a-2016-ms-2x2-gray

Rank: Assistant Professor 1

Degrees

Master of Science in Architecture (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor of Science in Architecture (Cum Laude) (Aquinas Unviersity of Legazpi – Bicol, Philippines)

FERRERAS, Gerwin R.

Rank: Instructor 1

Degree

Bachelor of Science in Architecture (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

FLANCIA, Gener R.

Rank: Instructor 3

Degree

Bachelor of Science in Architecture (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

FONTECHA, Froilan M.ust-f-archi-fontecha-froilan-m-2016-mchs-2x2-gray

Rank: Assistant Professor 4

Degrees

Master in Cultural Heritage Studies (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor of Science in Architecture (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

GARCIA, Artemio D.

Rank:  Instructor 1

Degree

Bachelor of Science in Architecture (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

GO, Mervin D.

Rank: Assistant Professor 2

Degrees

Master of Science in Architecture (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Master in Environmental Management (Ateneo de Manila University – Quezon City, Philippines)

Bachelor of Science in Architecture (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

HERNANDEZ, Carlos Romelle M.ust-f-archi-hernandez-carlos-romelle-m-2016-bsa-2x2-gray

Rank: Instructor 2

Degree

Bachelor of Science in (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

HERRERA, Henry Felix E.ust-f-archi-herrera-henry-felix-e-2016-mem-2x2-gray

Rank: Assistant Professor 2

Degrees

Master of Engineering Management, major in Construction Management (Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor of Science in Architecture (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

LEE, Edgar C.ust-f-archi-lee-edgar-c-2016-mcm-2x2-gray

Rank: Assistant Professor 3

Degrees

Master in Construction Management (University of the East – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor of Science in Architecture (Mapua Institute of Technology – Manila, Philippines)

LICHAUCO, Daniel V.

Rank: Assistant Professor 2

Degrees

Master of Urban Planning (University of Michigan – Michigan, United States of America)

Master of Architecture (University of Notre Dame – Indiana, United States of America)

Bachelor of Science in Architecture (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

LORENZO, Clarissa M.

Rank: Instructor 1

Degrees

Master of Architecture (University of the Philippines – Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines)

Bachelor of Science in Architecture (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

LUNA, Allan Christopher P.ust-f-archi-luna-allan-christopher-p-2016-bsa-2x2-gray

Rank: Instructor 1

Degree

Bachelor of Science in Architecture (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

LUTAP, Jocelyn R.ust-f-archi-lutap-jocelyn-r-2016-dpa-2x2-gray

Rank: Assistant Professor 1

Degrees

Doctor in Public Administration (Eulogio “Amang” Rodriguez Institute of Science and Technology – Manila, Philippines)

Master of Science in Architecture (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor of Science in Architecture (Far Eastern University – Manila, Philippines)

MALAGA, Juanito M.ust-f-archi-malaga-juanito-m-2016-mtla-2x2-gray

Rank: Assistant Professor 2

Degrees

Master of Tropical Landscape Architecture (University of the Philippines – Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines)

Bachelor of Science in Architecture (Aquinas University – Bicol, Philippines)

MANALAD, Jonathan V.ust-f-archi-manalad-jonathan-2016-ma-2x2-gray

Rank: Assistant Professor 5 / Associate Professorial Lecturer 1

Degrees

Master of Architecture (University of the Philippines – Diliman – Quezon City, Philippines)

Bachelor of Science in Architecture (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

MARTIN, Leah Y.ust-f-archi-martin-leah-y-2016-ms-2x2-gray

Rank: Assistant Professor 1

Degrees

Master of Science in Architecture (Cum Laude) (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor of Science in Architecture (Cebu Institute of Technology – Cebu City, Philippines)

MARUDO, Carlo Fundador B.ust-f-archi-marudo-carlo-fundador-m-2016-bsa-2x2-gray

Rank: Instructor 2

Degree

Bachelor of Science in Architecture (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

MERCADO, Rizalito M.ust-f-archi-mercado-rizalito-2016-phd-2x2-gray

Rank: Assistant Professor 5

Degrees

Doctor of Philosophy major in Development Studies (Cum Laude) (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Master in Business Administration (Ateneo de Manila University – Makati City, Philippines)

Bachelor of Science in Architecture (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

MICU, Avelino D.

Rank: Assistant Professor 2

Degrees

Master of Science in Architecture (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor of Science in Architecture (University of the Philippines – Diliman – Quezon City, Philippines)

NOCHE, Manuel Maximo L.ust-f-archi-noche-manuel-maximo-l-2014-ma-2x2-gray

Rank: Assistant Professor 3 / Associate Professorial Lecturer 3

Degrees

Master of Science in Architecture (University of College of London – London, United Kingdom)

Bachelor of Science in Architecture (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

ONG, Charisse Jermaine U.ust-f-archi-ong-charisse-jermaine-u-2016-ma-2x2-gray

Rank: Instructor 3

Degrees

Master in Architecture (Politecnico di Milano – Milan, Italy)

Bachelor of Science in Architecture (Cum Laude) (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

ONG, John John C.ust-f-archi-ongjohn-john-c-2016-ms-2x2-gray

Rank: Instructor 5

Degrees

Master of Science in Architecture (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor of Science in Architecture (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

ONG, Simoun T.ust-f-archi-ong-simoun-t-2016-bsa-2x2-grayjpg

Rank: Instructor 1

Degree

Bachelor of Science in Architecture (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

PANOPIO, Aurora B.

Rank: Instructor 4

Degrees

Master of Architecture (University of the Philippines – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor of Science in Architecture (University of the Philippines – Diliman – Quezon City, Philippines)

Certificate in Architectural Drafting (University of the Philippines – Diliman – Quezon City, Philippines)

Certificate in Building Technology (University of the Philippines – Diliman – Quezon City, Philippines)

PATAWARAN, Melvin G.

Rank: Instructor 3

Degrees

Master in Cultural Heritage Studies (Cum Laude) (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor of Science in Architecture (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

PEÑAFIEL, Ma. Rebecca M.

Rank: Associate Professor 1

Degrees

Master of Arts in Urban and Regional Planning (University of the Philippines – Diliman, Quezon City)

Bachelor of Science in Architecture (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

PETILLA, Susan G.

Rank: Assistant Professor 4

Degrees

Master in Cultural Heritage Studies (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor of Science in Architecture (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

RIGUNAY, Maria Lourdes T.

Rank: Instructor 4

Degrees

Master of Science in Management Engineering (Adamson University – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor of Science in Architecture (Adamson University – Manila, Philippines)

RODRIGUEZ, Ricardo D.ust-f-archi-rodriguez-ricardo-o-2016-bsa-2x2-grayjpg

Rank: Instructor 1

Degree

Bachelor of Science in Architecture (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

SAGUINDAN, Jose F.ust-f-archi-saguindan-jose-jr-f-2016-bsa-2x2-gray

Rank: Instructor 5

Degree

Bachelor of Science in Architecture (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

SANCHEZ, Maria Vicenta D.ust-f-archi-sanchez-maria-vicenta-d-2016-ms-2x2-gray

Rank: Assistant Professor 3

Degrees

Master of Science in Architecture (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor of Science in Architecture (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

SAYCO, John Carlo L.ust-f-archi-sayco-john-carlo-l-2016-bsa-2x2-gray

Rank: Instructor 1

Degree

Bachelor of Science in Architecture (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

SOLOMON, Willa R.ust-f-archi-solomon-willa-r-2016-ms-2x2-gray

Rank: Associate Professor 1

Degrees 

Master of Science in Architecture (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor of Science in Architecture (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

STA. MARIA, Enrique D.

Rank: Assistant Professor 3

Degrees

Master of Science in Architecture (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor of Science in Architecture (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

SUSI, Isaiah Israel D.ust-f-archi-susi-isaiah-israel-d-2016-bsa-2x2-gray

Rank: Instructor 1

Degree

Bachelor of Science in Architecture (Cum Laude) (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

TEJUCO, Felicisimo Jr. A.

Rank: Instructor 5

Degrees

Master of Science in Architecture (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor of Science in Architecture (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

VENTURA, Rodolfo P.ust-faculty-archi-ventura-rodolfo-p-2016-ms-2x2-gray

Rank: Instructor 4

Degrees

Master of Science in Architecture, major in Architectural Education (Mapua Institute of Technology – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor of Science in Architecture (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

VILLANUEVA, Cecilia May S.ust-f-archi-villanueva-cecilia-may-s-2016-mad-2x2-gray

Rank: Assistant Professor 3

Degrees

Master of Architecture, major in Architectural Design (University of the Philippines – Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines)

Bachelor of Science in Architecture (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

YAP, Adora Meredith C.ust-f-archi-yap-adora-meredith-c-2016-bsa-2x2-gray

Rank: Instructor 2

Degree

Bachelor of Science in Architecture (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

 

 

Mathematics

ARRIESGADO, Mark Reynold M.ust-f-archi-math-arriesgado-mark-reynold-2016-bs-2x2-gray

Rank: Instructor 1

Degree

Bachelor of Science in Geodetic Engineering (University of the Philippines – Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines)

JUELAR, Loreto A.

Rank: Instructor 5

Degrees

Master of Science in Teaching Physics (Ateneo de Manila University – Quezon City, Philippines)

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics (University of the East – Manila, Philippines)

MIRANDA, Armando L.ust-f-archi-math-miranda-armando-l-2016-mengg-2x2-gray

Rank: Assistant Professor 3

Degrees

Master of Engineering, major in Structural (Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor of Science in Sanitary Engineering (National University – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (National University – Manila, Philippines)

OÑA, Romeo F.ust-f-archi-math-on%cc%83a-romeo-f-2016-mpa-2x2-gray

Rank: Instructor 3

Degrees

Master in Public Administration (National College of Business and Arts – Quezon City, Philippines)

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (Lyceum of the Philippines – Manila, Philippines)

RASCO, Brian U.

Rank: Instructor 1

Degree

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (Mariano Marcos State University – Ilocos Norte, Philippines)

RELOS, Angeline A.

Rank: Assistant Professor 1

Degrees

Master in Mathematics Education (Cum Laude) (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

ROSALES, Alfredo O.

Rank: Instructor 3

Degrees

Master of Engineering, major in Structural Engineering (Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila -Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (Eulogio “Amang” Rodriguez Institute of Science and Technology – Manila, Philippines)

SANTOS, Maria Luz A.ust-faculty-sci-mathphy-santos-maria-luz-a-2016-ms-2x2-gray

Rank: Instructor 4

Degrees

Master of Science, major in Mathematics Education (Centro Escolar University – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor of Secondary Education, major in Mathematics (Centro Escolar University – Manila, Philippines)

UBAY, Ferdinand Renato M.

Rank: Instructor 4

Degrees

Master of Engineering, major in Civil Engineering (De La Salle University – Manila, Philippines)

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (De La Salle University – Manila, Philippines)

History

In 1930, the University of Santo Tomas established the Department of Architecture under the Faculty of Engineering with Rev. Fr. Roque Ruaño, O.P as the Dean.  In was only in 1935 that it became the School of Architecture and Fine Arts with departments. The School was then elevated to the status of the College of Architecture and Fine Arts in 1947.

In 1950, the College of Architecture and Fine Arts, with the College of Engineering, transferred to a new building located at the corner of España Boulevard and Gov. Forbes Street. Named after Fr. Roque Ruaño, O.P., and presently known as the Ruaño Building, the edifice was designed by Arch. Julio Rocha, the first dean of the College (1947-1953).

Pioneers in the field of Philippine modern architecture succeeded as deans namely, Arch. Carlos D. Arguelles (1953-1959), Arch. Angel E. Nakpil (1959-1963), Arch. Antonio L. Covarrubias (1863-1968), and Arch. Jose S. Pardo (1968-1971).  It was in School Year 1967-1968 that Architecture became a five year course.

From the 1970’s to the beginning of the 21st century, included in the list of deans are prominent architects namely: Arch. Desiderio B. Santos (1971-1974), Arch. Augusto M. Concio (1974-1980), Arch. Simoun T. Soriano (1980-1981), Arch. Mauro C. Simpliciano (1981-1990), Arch. Yolanda D. Reyes (1990-2000), Arch. Luis M. Ferrer (2000-2001), Arch. Augusto M. Concio (2001-2004), and Arch. Chona E. Ponce (acting Dean).

Aside from the curriculum development and as part of the expansion program, the college was endowed with a new facility, the Fra Angelico Building named after the Dominican priest-artist.   The three-storey building, located at the España B;vd.–P. Noval St. corner of the UST campus, was inaugurated in February 1993. It houses the galleries, classrooms and workshops and eventually was extended to eight storeys on its 2nd phase in 2001 and was renamed Beato Angelico Building.

In 2000, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) cited the College of Architecture as a Center of Excellence. In the same year the College organized and hosted “CITIES 2000”, an international conference on Sustainable Development. The new millennium was marked by the separation of the College of Architecture and the College of Fine Arts and Design in 2001. Its 75th foundation was significantly celebrated in 2005 and was graced by its prominent alumni.

Through the years, the college has committed itself to the Thomasian ideals of Competence Commitment and Compassion as manifested in being consistently named as the top performing school in the national licensure examinations, being regularly included in the top ten list of successful examinees; as well as in producing competent architects endowed with intellectual discipline and integrity and who are well known throughout the country for their contributions in the field of architecture.

At present, the College of Architecture is celebrating its 85years of Competence, Commitment and Compassion, and continues to aim for greater heights under its dynamic administration led by Arch. John Joseph T. Fernandez as Dean, Rev. Fr. Manuel F. Roux, O.P as Regent, and Asst. Prof. Warren S. Maneja as the College Secretary, supported by six support staff, two student assistants, and one hundred faculty members educating 2,139 talented students.