It’s the semester (yet again) for another round of Research Methods in Architecture. Here’s one of my slides for the class showing and briefly explaining the different parts of a UST-Arki Thesis Proposal. People ask me what I do for fun — sometimes, it’s this. AdvertisementsRead more "Thesis Proposal Info-Slide"
Before the academic year started, some changes were made to renovate the UST Beato Angelico Building — all thanks to our UST-Arki Admin family. Along with the alterations, came the new Architectural Design Studio changes. It’s been an interesting year. A bit of friction, a few steps forward. Now I haven’t been writing about current […]Read more "Almost a year into some changes in the Arki building"
I’ve been saving all my writing energy for my thesis. The past year felt like I was looking out, but not really. The patterns are beautiful, I can see that light — but I can’t really see what’s out there. It’s been a beautiful 2017 but I’ve kept myself focused for this thing. Length of […]Read more "Writing my Thesis Book"
This is very first UAPSApan video (out of three parts?) by this year’s batch of the United Architects of the Philippines Student Auxillary. I was invited along with other co-faculty, to talk about Filipino Architecture. How exciting, right? Now I know it’s a touchy subject that’s always seen as an argument without a definitive answer […]Read more "Boxing in Filipino Architecture"
Everyone asks this question, but it’s one that doesn’t have an easy answer.. because it’s essentially personal and LIFE DOESN’T HAVE A MAP. Unlike the structured environment within the world of academia, life after graduation is like being presented all possibilities all at once. It’s tough to decide on where to start (and that’s called […]Read more "Upon graduation: What now?"
Teaching isn’t the kind of thing you just hastily decide upon one day out of a whim. Just like love, it’s something you choose everyday. Have I ever told you how I got into teaching? I guess not hah! In this lengthy post, I’ll be telling you a part of my story, some of my […]Read more "Upon Request: Teaching Arki 101"
Most of the problems in education raised that day seems to stem out of the disparity between what kind of professional the industry/market needs and what kind of student/ graduate the architecture school curriculum can deliver. It’s also about reality versus expectations. We have to recognize the battleground at which educators can fight and operate. The […]Read more "Architects in the Academe Assembly 2017"