College of Architecture

College of Architecture

Degree Program

Contact Information

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.

Contact Information

The College of Architecture has a virtual office and one-stop-shop portal for all stakeholders’ needs. Visit UST ArchiServe to interact with the members of the Architecture community.

Vision & Mission

Recognition

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.

Recognition

Level II Accreditation

Updates

Student Organizations

Patron Saint

Updates

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
  • UST Community Achievers Association – Architecture Unit
  • Scarlet – Architecture Unit

Patron Saint

  

Administrators

Ar. Rodolfo P. Ventura, MS,
Dean

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

Atty. Marlon M. Cariño, JD,
Assistant Dean

Ar. Vinson P. Serrano, MSc,
College Secretary

Coordinators

Over-All Design Chair

Ar. Andrea Ruiza N. Amador

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

Asst. Prof. Rino Domingo A. Fernandez, MS

Design 5, 6, 7, and 8

Arch’t. Manuel Maximo L. Noche

Design 9 and 10 – Research Methods for Architecture

Building Technology; Building Utilities

Arch’t. Anjillyn Mae C. Perez

Math and Engineering

Ar. Artemio D. Garcia, MS

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, MS, MEM

e-Learning

Ar. Daniza W. Rutor, MM

e-Learning

Ar. Nathalie Audrey E. Santos, MS

e-Learning

Ar. Caryn Virginia P. Santillan

Pedagogical Lead

Faculty Members

Asst. Prof. Carlos Angelo D. Aguilar, MA

Master of Arts in Urban and Regional Planning

Ar. Maria Teresa Felicidad D. Agustin, BS

Bachelor of Science in Architecture

Ar. Sepidewh P. Ahmadzadeh, MS

Master of Science in Architecture

Asst. Prof. Rafael C. Alli, MS

Master of Science in Architecture

Ar. Andrea Ruiza N. Amador, MID

Master of Interior Design

Asst. Prof. Jennifer T. Angeles, PhD

Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Studies

Mr. Mark Reynold M. Arriesgado, BS

Bachelor of Science in Geodetic Engineering

Ar. Frederick E. Asinas, BS

Bachelor of Science in Architecture

Ar. Jeremy Jade D. Balagat, MArch

Master of Architecture

Asst. Prof. Grace M. Beriña, MACHS

Master of Arts in Cultural Heritage Studies

Ar. Mart Erick M. Bingco, BS

Bachelor of Science in Architecture

Ar. Armel Andre D. Bonifacio, MS

Master of Science in Architecture

Ar. Mary Rajelyn J. Busmente, MBA

Master in Business Administration

Ar. Roberto H. Cabrera, MS

Master of Science in Construction Management

Asst. Prof. Rogelio D. Caringal, MM

Master of Management

Atty. Marlon M. Cariño, JD

Juris Doctor

Ar. Brian James R. Chiu, MS

Master of Science in Architecture

Ar. Raymond P. Clarin, MArch

Master of Architecture

Asst. Prof. Sylvia D. Clemente, MS

Master of Science in Urban Planning

Ar. Cesar Augusto III S. Concio, MA

Master of Arts

Ar. Noel C. Cruz, MS

Master of Science in Urban Planning Policy and Design

Ar. Joshua S. Cunanan, MTLA

Master of Tropical Landscape Architecture

Ar. Manifelmo C. Dacanay, BS

Bachelor of Science in Architecture

Ar. Armando Eugene III C. de Guzman, BS

Bachelor of Science in Architecture

Ar. Patrick Robert A. de la Cuesta, MS

Master of Science in Architecture

Asst. Prof. Alpher E. de Vera, MA

Master of Arts in Education, major in Curriculum and Instruction

Ar. Antonio D. de Vera, MA

Master of Arts in Education, major in Curriculum and Instruction

Ar. Joey A. de Vera, MS, MBA

Master of Science in Architecture

Master in Business Administration

Asst. Prof. Lorelei D. de Viana, PhD

Doctor of Philosophy in Philippine Studies

Ar. Barbra Anne C. del Castillo, MBA

Executive Master in Business Administration

Arch’t. Maria Lynn S. del Rosario, BS

Bachelor of Science in Architecture

Arch’t. Rodello R. del Rosario, BS

Bachelor of Science in Architecture

Assoc. Prof. Leah P. dela Rosa, PhD

Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Studies

Arch’t. Arianne Joy Q. Dullas, MArch

Master of Architecture

Arch’t. Ruth Marie I. Equipaje, MS, MS

Master of Science in Regional Development Planning

Master of Science in Sustainable Urban Development

Ar. Aurora Amanda V. Fernandez, MPP

Master of Public Policy, major in Policy Studies

Assoc. Prof. John Joseph T. Fernandez, MS

Master of Science in Architecture

Asst. Prof. Rino Domingo A. Fernandez, MS

Master of Science in Architecture

Ar. Roel J. Fiecas, BS

Bachelor of Science in Architecture

Ar. Gener R. Flancia, BS

Bachelor of Science in Architecture

Ar. Froilan M. Fontecha, MCHS

Master in Cultural Heritage Studies

Ar. Justin Owen S. Francisco, BS

Bachelor of Science in Architecture

Ar. Artemio D. Garcia, MS

Master of Science in Architecture

Asst. Prof. Mervin D. Go, MS, MEM

Master of Science in Architecture

Master in Environmental Management

Ar. Christian F. Guerrero, BS

Bachelor of Science in Architecture

Ar. Rex S. Guevara, BS

Bachelor of Science in Architecture

Ar. Jane B. Gñilo, BS

Bachelor of Science in Architecture

Ar. Carlos Romelle M. Hernandez, BS

Bachelor of Science in Architecture

Asst. Prof. Henry Felix E. Herrera, MEM

Master of Engineering Management, major in Construction Management

Ar. Rodin Armando R. Isidro, BS

Bachelor of Science in Architecture

Ar. Jan Carlo G. Kayanan, MS

Master of Science in Architecture

Ar. Rachelle B. Lucio, BS

Bachelor of Science in Architecture

Asst. Prof. Juanito M. Malaga, MTLA

Master of Tropical Landscape Architecture

Asst. Prof. Jonathan V. Manalad, PhD

Doctor of Philosophy in Development Education

Asst. Prof. Leah Y. Martin, MS

Master of Science in Architecture

Asst. Prof. Rizalito M. Mercado, PhD

Doctor of Philosophy in Development Studies

Ar. Ma. Cynthia S. Naval, BS

Bachelor of Science in Architecture

Arch’t. Manuel Maximo L.D.C. Noche, MS

Master of Science in Architecture

Arch’t. Charisse Jermaine U. Ong, MArch

Master in Architecture

Asst. Prof. John John C. Ong, MS

Master of Science in Architecture

Ar. Jeremiah Joseph B. Pacia, BS

Bachelor of Science in Architecture

Ar. Ria Zenice L. Parafina, MS

Master of Science in Architecture

Ar. Anjillyn Mae C. Perez, MS

Master of Science in Remote Sensing

Ar. Maria Victoria F. Perez, MArch

Master of Architecture

Asst. Prof. Susan G. Petilla, MCHS

Master of Cultural Heritage Studies

Ar. John Clemence M. Pinlac, MS

Master of Science in Urban Planning and Policy Design

Ar. Emmanuel Franz Lisandro V M. Plan, BS

Bachelor of Science in Architecture

Ar. Maria Lourdes T. Rigunay, MS

Master of Science in Management Engineering

Arch’t. Mark Anthony I. Rivera, BS

Bachelor of Science in Architecture

Arch’t. Ricardo D. Rodriguez, BS

Bachelor of Science in Architecture

Ar. Daniza W. Rutor, MM

Master in Management of Built Environment

Ar. Anna Estela Rosario U. Salazar, BS

Bachelor of Science in Architecture

Ar. Eduardo M. Salva, BS

Bachelor of Science in Architecture

Ar. Maryflor V. Samala, MS

Master of Science in Architecture

Asst. Prof. Maria Vicenta D. Sanchez, MS

Master of Science in Architecture

Ar. Caryn Virginia P. Santillan, MEngg

Master of Engineering, major in Architecture

Ar. Nathalie Audrey E. Santos, MS

Master of Science in Architecture

Ar. John Carlo L. Sayco, BS

Bachelor of Science in Architecture

Ar. Vinson P. Serrano, MSc

Master of Science in Regional Development Planning and Management

Ar. Agustin Jr. J. Servidad, BS

Bachelor of Science in Architecture

Ar. Grace E. Servino, MTLA

Master of Tropical Landscape Architecture

Assoc. Prof. Willa R. Solomon, MS

Master of Science in Architecture

Asst. Prof. Enrique D. Sta. Maria, MS, MC

Master of Science in Architecture

Master in Construction, major in Construction Project Management

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

Master of Science in Architecture

Ar. Ramil B. Tibayan, MA

Master of Arts in Cultural Heritage Studies

Engr. Ferdinand Renato M. Ubay, MEngg

Master of Engineering, major in Civil Engineering

Mr. Cesar Jr. M. Velasco, MBA

Master of Business Administration

Ar. Rodolfo P. Ventura, MS

Master of Science in Architecture, major in Architectural Education

Ar. Annabelle G. Verdote, MA

Master of Arts in Urban and Regional Planning

Engr. Jonel G. Vernante, BS

Bachelor of Science in Geodetic Engineering

Asst. Prof. Cecilia May S. Villanueva, MArch

Master of Architecture, major in Architectural Design

Ar. David Paul L. Yu, MS

Master of Science in Architecture

Support Staff

Ms. Catherine C. Agito

General Clerk

Ms. Heidi A. Manahan

Office Clerk

Ms. Aida Gertrudes M. Manapat

Office Clerk

Ms. Geraldine P. Darbin,
Office Clerk

Mr. Patrick Gabriel T. dela Paz

Laboratory Assistant

Mr. Jessie Villareal

Laboratory Assistant

Mr. Carlo Adalid

Computer Laboratory Technician

Mr. Roberto R. Relos, Jr.

Computer Laboratory Technician

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 (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 2000. 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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