College of Architecture

College of Architecture

Degree Program

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College of Architecture (1930)

Degree Program

Bachelor of Science in Architecture (5 years)

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.

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Vision & Mission


Vision & Mission

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.

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.


Level II Accreditation


Student Organizations

Patron Saint

Student Organizations

  • Architecture Network (ARCHINET)
  • Arkipella Mix Ensemble
  • Arkitrato: Architecture and Photography
  • Heritage Conservation Society – UST Youth Chapter
  • United Architects of the Philippines (UAPSA – UST Chapter)
  • UST Arki Dance Troupe
  • Community Achievers Association – Architecture Unit
  • Scarlet – Architecture Unit

Patron Saint


Arch’t. Rodolfo S. Ventura, MS,

Rev. Fr. Manuel F. Roux, O.P., MHA,

Atty. Marlon M. Cariño, JD,
Assistant Dean

Arch’t. Vinson P. Serrano, MSc,
College Secretary


Arch’t. Daniel V. Lichauco

Over-All Design Chair

Arch’t. Andrea Ruiza N. Amador

Design 1, 2, 3, and 4 – Architectural Interiors

Arch’t. Rino Domingo A. Fernandez

Design 5, 6, 7, and 8

Arch’t. Manuel Maximo L. Noche

Design 9 and 10 – Research Methods for Architecture

Arch’t. Jose F. Saguindan

Building Technology; Building Utilities

Arch’t. Anjillyn Mae C. Perez

Math and Engineering

Arch’t. Artemio D. Garcia

Architectural Graphics and Manual Visual Technique

Arch’t. Jan Carlo G. Kayanan

Computer-Aided Design and Drafting for Architecture Tropical Design

Asst. Prof. Sylvia D. Clemente, MSc

Planning Housing Environmental Management Landscape

Arch’t. Barbra Anne C. del Castillo-Go

Professional Practice, Business Management, and Application for Architecture Apprenticeship

Arch’t. Jonathan V. Manalad

Program Review and Student Academic Evaluation

Asst. Prof. Antonino N. Tobias IV, MA

Community Development

Asst. Prof. Mervin D. Go


Ar. Daniza W. Rutor, MM


Ar. Noel C. Cruz, MS


Asst. Prof. Felicisimo A. Tejuco, Jr., MS


Arch’t. Caryn Virginia P. Santillan

Pedagogical Lead

Faculty Members

Arch’t. Carlos Angelo D. Aguilar

Arch’t. Maria Teresa Felicidad D. Agustin

Arch’t. Sepidewh P. Ahmadzadeh

Arch’t. Rafael C. Alli

Arch’t. Andrea Ruiza N. Amador

Arch’t. Jennifer T. Angeles

Mark Reynold M. Arriesgado

Arch’t. Alfred Joseph P. Asanza

Arch’t. Clarissa L. Avendaño

Arch’t. Jeremy Jade D. Balagat

Arch’t. Grace M. Beriña

Arch’t. Mart Erick M. Bingco

Arch’t. Armel Andre D. Bonifacio

Arch’t. Mary Rajelyn J. Busmente

Arch’t. Roberto H. Cabrera

Arch’t. Rogelio D. Caringal

Atty. Marlon M. Cariño, JD

Juris Doctor

Arch’t. Brian James R. Chiu

Arch’t. Raymond P. Clarin

Asst. Prof. Sylvia D. Clemente, MS

Arch’t. Cesar Augusto III S. Concio

Arch’t. Noel C. Cruz

Arch’t. Joshua S. Cunanan

Arch’t. Manifelmo Dacanay

Arch’t. Armando Eugene III C. de Guzman

Arch’t. Patrick Robert A. de la Cuesta

Arch’t. Bernadette M. de los Reyes

Arch’t. Alpher E. de Vera

Arch’t. Antonio D. de Vera

Arch’t. Joey A. de Vera

Arch’t. Lorelei D. de Viana

Arch’t. Barbra Anne C. del Castillo

Arch’t. Maria Lynn S. del Rosario

Arch’t. Rodello R. del Rosario

Arch’t. Leah P. dela Rosa

Arch’t. Arianne Joy Q. Dullas

Assoc. Prof. John Joseph T. Fernandez, MS

Master of Science in Architecture

Arch’t. Rino Domingo A. Fernandez

Arch’t. Roel J. Fiecas

Arch’t. Gener R. Flancia

Arch’t. Eudesa U. Flores

Arch’t. Froilan M. Fontecha

Arch’t. Justin Owen S. Francisco

Arch’t. Artemio D. Garcia

Arch’t. Mervin D. Go

Arch’t. Christian F. Guerrero

Arch’t. Rex S. Guevara

Arch’t. Jane B. Gñilo

Arch’t. Carlos Romelle M. Hernandez

Asst. Prof. Henry Felix E. Herrara, MCM

Master of Construction Management

Arch’t. Rodin Armando R. Isidro

Arch’t. Jan Carlo G. Kayanan

Arch’t. Daniel V. Lichauco

Arch’t. Gabriel Dominic P. Limgenco

Arch’t. Clarissa M. Lorenzo

Arch’t. Rachelle B. Lucio

Arch’t. Juanito M. Malaga, MS

Arch’t. Jonathan V. Manalad

Arch’t. Jerome S. Maneja

Arch’t. Leah Y. Martin

Arch’t. Rizalito M. Mercado

Arch’t. Willyhado T. Mercurio

Arch’t. Ma. Cynthia S. Naval

Arch’t. Charisse Jermaine U. Ong, MS

Arch’t. John John C. Ong

Arch’t. Simoun T. Ong

Arch’t. Jeremiah Joseph B. Pacia

Arch’t. Aurora B. Panopio

Arch’t. Ria Zenice L. Parafina

Arch’t. Anjillyn Mae C. Perez

Arch’t. Maria Victoria F. Perez

Asst. Prof. Susan G. Petilla

Arch’t. John Clemence M. Pinlac

Arch’t. Emmanuel Franz Lisandro V M. Plan

Arch’t. Maria Lourdes T. Rigunay

Arch’t. Mark Anthony I. Rivera

Arch’t. Ricardo D. Rodriguez

Arch’t. Alfredo O. Rosales

Arch’t. Daniza W. Rutor

Arch’t. Jose Jr. F. Saguindin

Arch’t. Anna Estela Rosario U. Salazar

Arch’t. Eduardo M. Salva

Arch’t. Maryflor V. Samala

Asst. Prof. Maria Vicenta D. Sanchez

Arch’t. Caryn Virginia P. Santillan

Arch’t. John Carlo L. Sayco

Arch’t. Vinson P. Serrano, MSc

Arch’t. Agustin Jr. J. Servidad

Arch’t. Grace E. Servino

Assoc. Prof. Willa R. Solomon

Asst. Prof. Felicisimo Jr. A. Tejuco

Arch’t. Ramil B. Tibayan

Arch’t. Ferdinand Renato M. Ubay

Mr. Cesar Jr. M. Velasco, MBA

Master of Business Administration

Arch’t. Rodolfo P. Ventura, MS

Master of Science in Architecture

Arch’t. Annabelle G. Verdote

Arch’t. Jonel G. Vernante

Asst. Prof. Cecilia May S. Villanueva

Arch’t. David Paul L. Yu

Support Staff

Ms. Catherine Agito,
Office Clerk

Mr. Carlo Adalid,
Office Clerk

Mr. Roberto R. Relos, Jr.,
Tech Clerk

Ms. Geraldine P. Darbin,
Office Clerk

Ms. Heidi A. Manahan,
Office Clerk

Ms. Aida M. Manapat,
Office Clerk

Mr. Gabriel dela Paz,
Laboratory Assistant

Mr. Jessie Villareal,
Laboratory Assistant


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 (now A.H. Lacson Avenue). 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 (1963-1968), 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.



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