SERRANO, Vinson P.

Academic Qualifications & Eligibility

Research Highlights

Research Interests

Academic Qualifications & Eligibility

Degrees

  • Master of Science in Regional Development Planning and Management, Cum Laude, Technische Universitaet Dortmund, Germany and Universidad Austral de Chile, Valdivia, Chile, 2015
  • Master of Arts Units in Urban and Regional Planning, School of Urban and Regional Planning, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, 2013
  • Bachelor of Science in Architecture, University of Santo Tomas, Manila, 2010

Certificates

  • Certificate Course in Community Architecture and Design in Urban Built Environment, UST Graduate School Center for Continuing Professional Education and Development, 2018

Eligibility

  • Registered and Licensed Architect, Professional Regulation Commission, 2012
  • Certified BERDE Assessor, Philippine Green Building Council, 2020
  • Certified BERDE Professional, Philippine Green Building Council, 2013

Research Highlights

  • Principal Investigator, Looking at the Value of Resilient Urban Form In Responding to a Pandemic: Analyzing the Urban Form and Elements of Cities of Metropolitan Manila, Research Center on Culture, Arts, and the Humanities (RCCAH), University of Santo Tomas
  • Project implementor, Future-proofing of Architectural Education in the Philippines through Global South-South Knowledge Exchange and Cooperation, NCCA Grant awarded to UST College of Architecture, 2020
  • Research Presentation, Effectiveness of Wireless Mesh Network as an Alternative Form of Communication in the Community During Disaster, During the Facilitator, Brown-PDRF Humanitarian Field Program 2019 Poster Presentation, Empowering Local Communities toward Sustainability and Disaster Resiliency: Localizing Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Response, DAAD Winter School for SPRING Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), Valdivia 2019, Universidad Austral de Chile, Valdivia, Chile
  • Paper Presentation, Redefining Street Life: The Intertwine of Public and Private Space in the Streets of Santa Rosa, Laguna, Philippines, Mapping Eco-Social Assets Symposium ‘The Missing Map’ 2019, University of Reading, United Kingdom

Research Interests

  • Environmental and social dimensions of climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction and management
  • Sustainability and disaster resilience studies in the built environment
  • Nature-based and community-based approach on ecotourism sites
  • Green architecture and urban and regional planning studies

Courses Handled

Major Recognitions

Professional Activities

Courses Handled

Undergraduate Level

  • Site Planning and Landscape Architecture
  • Urban Design and Community Architecture
  • Housing
  • Introduction to Urban and Regional Planning
  • Architectural Design (AD 5-6)
  • Research Methods in Architecture

Major Recognitions

  • Seed Grant Awardee and Team Leader, Effectiveness of Wireless Mesh Network as an Alternative Form of Communication in the
    Community During Disaster, grant awarded by the Brown University, RI, USA, 2018
  • Fellow, Brown International Advanced Research Institutes (BIARI) Philippines 2018, awarded by Brown University, Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, RI USA, Philippine Disaster
    Resilience Foundation, and Ayala Education
  • Fellow, DAAD Carlo Schmid Program at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Bonn, Germany, 2017
  • Scholar, Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD), 2013
  • Fellow, Department of Energy – Philippine Energy Efficiency Project- Efficient Building Initiative, 2013
  • Recipient, Metrobank Award for Outstanding Scholastic Achievement, Metrobank Foundation, 2010
  • Recipient, Benavides Outstanding Achievement Award, University of Santo Tomas, 2008

Professional Activities

  • College Secretary, University of Santo Tomas College of Architecture, 2019 – present
  • Associate Member, Division XI – Humanities, National Research Council of the Philippines, 2021 – present
  • Member, Philippine Academic Society for
    Climate and Disaster Resilience, 2020-present
  • Member, United Architects of the Philippines Emergency Architects, 2017-present
  • Vice President for Plans and Programs, United Architects of the Philippines QC Pugad Lawin Chapter, 2021 – 2022
  • Blind Peer Reviewer, UNITAS International
    Journal of Advanced Research in Literature, Culture and Society, University of Santo Tomas
  • Library Coordinator, University of Santo Tomas College of Architecture, 2018
  • Auditor, United Architects of the Philippines QC Pugad Lawin Chapter, 2019 – 2020
  • Officer for Special Projects, United Architects of the Philippines Quezon City Chapter, 2018 – 2019
  • Chairman, UAP World Architecture Day 2018 Committee, Commission on Governmental and External Affairs, United
    Architects of the Philippines, 2018 – 2019
  • Information and Communication Cluster
    Head, United Architects of the Philippines
    Emergency Architects, 2017 – 2019
  • Committee Member, UAP National
    Architecture Week, United Architects of
    the Philippines, 2017
  • Member, SPRING International Association
    for Development Planners SPRING Alumni Network, Technische Universitaet Dortmund

Selected Publications

Selected Publications

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