DE JESUS, Lilia C.

Assoc. Prof. Lilia C. de Jesus, PhD

Academic Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Psychology (University of the Philippines – Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines)
  • Master of Arts in Teaching Art Education (University of the Philippines – Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)

Research Highlights

The Researcher seeks to undertake the multi-disciplinal perspective of interior design discipline & practice for its greater relevance. A discipline that is considered both an art and a science that challenge the interior designers to simultaneously solve the problems situated in the pragmatic parameters of space and in complex personal, social, cultural and dynamic relationships (Ainley, 1998). A framework of the Filipino-based concept of interior design relies on four (4) integral components: safety, comfort, affordability, and sustainability provides the baseline for further exploration and survey. Likewise, Global views and perspective in terms of universal design, environmental issues/advocacies and other design based platforms are examined to evolve into theoretical constructs that can promote design values and meanings.

Research Interests

  • Fine Arts and Design
  • Design Pedagogies
  • Design Theories and Practice

Major Recognitions

  • Fellow, Philippine Institute of Interior Designers
  • Recipient, Presidential Citation, Philippine Institute of Interior Designers (PIID), for invaluable contribution on the passage of R.A. No.10350 (Philippine Interior Design Act of 2012)
  • Outstanding Masteral Paper, University of the Philippines – College of Education, Quezon City – Philippines

Professional Activities

  • National President, Philippine Institute of Interior Designers
  • Board Member, International Federation of Interior Designers/Architects (IFI), New York, USA (First Filipino Board Member)
  • Chair, Technical Committee for Interior Design, Commission on Higher Education (for 4 consecutive terms)
  • Senior Design Consultant, APJArchitects

Selected Publications

Interior Design Code of the Philippines

A Referral Code of the National Building Code of the Philippines, 2017