Today's Architecture

& Beyond

May 30-31 & June 1, 2019
University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines

Being in a global village gives us the experience as though there are no longer any definite boundaries. There is no monopoly on perception, knowledge and information. Architecture is not spared because of the advancement of science and technology. While we are focused on the present, we are also aware of the opportunities and challenges of the future. We design not only on the core of prevailing circumstances today but with calculated consideration for tomorrow. This can be likened to mobility that is limited to action instead of considering it as beyond movement. Mobility in knowledge is not just shared in reading books but also in actual practice. Since the practice of architecture is within the ambit of this phenomenon, it submitted that the best way to improve is to collaborate. Architects in the academe are still considered the bastion of knowledge, therefore, it must be utilized as a springboard towards the culture of collaboration.

The Speakers


"Architects' Responses in Prevalent Issues, Emerging Educational

Systems and Borderless Practice"


Emerging schools of thought and theories, Studio Culture, Accuracy of students' assessment activities

Asian versus Western architectural pedagogy, Community-oriented school projects and activities

Industry-Academe linkages, Technology and Pedagogy, Multi-disciplinary projects, Tracer studies and analyses, Best practices, Collaborative projects


"Architects' Practical Responses in Addressing Ecological Issues"


Emerging trends, Biomorphism, Design Charettes/Processes, Regenerative Architecture

Community-led  projects, Sustainable materials, Modular construction, Buildings for Deconstruction

Sustainable construction methods, Zero loop systems and approaches, Best practices,

Collaborative endeavors


“Shaping lives and communities - then, now and future”


Parametric Design, Architecture and Allied Professionals, Architecture and Community Development

Best Practices, Architecture Criticism, Art and Architecture, Architecture and Allied Sciences

Design Processes, Collaborative Projects


"Issues and Trends in the Architectural Profession"


Emerging technologies, Technology versus Human Intelligence, BIM
Design Process and Technology: issues , Design Process and Technology: opportunities
3D Printing, Value of Architecture Profession in the wake of ready-made designs
Best practices, Collaborative projects


“Engaging architects to be globally competitive”


Post Graduate Programs for Architecture

Faculty and Student Mobility

International Best Practice Modelling



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University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines

The University of Santo Tomas is a private university in Manila, Philippines which was founded in the year 1611 and is one of the world's largest Catholic universities in terms of enrollment found on one campus. It is more formally known by its complete title The Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas, The Catholic University of the Philippines.


Among other several autonomous faculties, colleges, schools and institutes, it offers the BS Architecture Program under the 88-year old College of Architecture which was founded in 1930. The alumni of the College of Architecture include world-class architects, industry and government leaders, and 4 of the only 6 National Artists for Architecture in the country.


Scientific Committee


Jocelyn R. Lutap, M.S. Arch, DPA


Maria Cynthia Y. Funk, MAdvArch


Lorelie De Viana, M.S. Arch, PhD.


Chona E. Ponce, M. Arch., PhD.


Sylvester Shaun D. Seno, M. Arch.


Gloria B. Teodoro, M.A. URP


Jonathan V. Manalad, M.Arch., PhD.

Norma I. Alarcon, M.S. Arch., PhD



*Committee members from abroad to be announced


Important Dates

Start of Registration for conference delegates. Please follow this link: Registration Page

January 15, 2019

Start of Submission of Abstracts for interested research presenters. Please follow this link: Submission Link

January 15, 2019 

Deadline of Submission of Abstracts

March 15, 2019

Announcement of Accepted Research Abstracts

March 16, 2019 

Conference Proper

May 30, 2019 -

June 1, 2019


Selected accepted papers will be published in the UAP Journal with ISSN 2094-5140



This Conference is organized by the UAP Commission on Education in cooperation with:

Commission on Higher Education

Professional Regulation Commission

PRC Board of Architecture


University of Santo Tomas College of Architecture

Council of Deans and Heads of Architecture Schools in the Philippines (CODHASP)