Sunday, December 11, 2011

UAP Cavite Hosted Landscape Exhibit and Landscaping Lecture Series (National Architecture Week 2011 Celebration)

UAP Alabang Chapter's Rainforest Landscape 

Pursuant to the Presidential Proclamation No. 934 (Declaring the Second Week of December of Every Year as Architecture Week), the United Architects of the Philippines (UAP) through the Commission on Governmental and External Affairs and 2011 NAW Committee and in coordination with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) spearheaded the 40th National Architecture Week Celebration.   

“This year’s theme for the National Architecture Week is “Architecture and the Allied Arts” as prescribed by the NCCA with the aim to help the architects be more aware and conscientious of the potentials of a multi-disciplinary collaboration to the profession, and be more understanding of the issues and demands surrounding the professional practice.” – NAW 2011 Rationale and Concepts behind the Celebration

UAP Cavite's Zen Garden

UAP Cavite Architects celebrated the national event by hosting the UAP District B3’s Landscape exhibit and Landscaping Lecture Series on December 7-11 2011 at the Bahay ng Arkitektong Kabitenyo, UAP Cavite Chapter’s headquarters.

UAP Parañaque-Palanyag Chapter's Tropical Landscape
Opening of the exhibit was graced by the UAP National President Ar. Ramon Mendoza, uap where hundreds of butterflies were released in the exhibit area. Also present during the event were Ar. Mohammadsarfraz Araneta Uttoh, uap, Exec Dir. of UAP Commission on Governmental and External Affairs(UAP-CGEA);  Ar. Arsenio Pascual IV, Chairman of the UAP National Committee on Legislation and Codes (UAP National CLC); Past National Vice President Ar. Sonny Rosal, uap; Ar. Zenaida Galingan of the Philippine Association of Landscape Architects (PALA); UAP Cavite Chapter Past President Ar. Rene Heray, uap; Ar. Vanessa Lagman Ledesma, uap Makati-CBD Chapter President; Ar. Romeo Vinco, uap Parañaque-Palanyag Chapter President; UAP Cavite Chapter Past President Ar. Rene Heray, uap, members of the UAP Chapter and Members of the United Architects of the Philippines – Student Auxilliary (UAPSA).
UAP Makati CBD Chapter displayed a modern garden as their

UAP District B3 Chapters participated with each setting up their own exhibits. UAP Cavite Chapter presented a relaxing Zen Garden with simple but refreshing rocks and pebble arrangement beside a man made koi pond which is incorporated to the headquarters’ structure. Alabang Chapter also showcased their talents through their Rainforest Landscape while UAP Parañaque-Palanyag Chapter set up their own exhibit with a Tropical Garden theme. Makati-CBD Chapter also presented a simple but eye-catching Modern Landscape under a modern building background which represents the geographical location of their chapter. Special participation of UAP-Graduate Auxilliary (UAPGA) Cavite was present with their Green Roof and Living Wall garden at the headquarters roof deck.

Ar. Zenaida Galingan, PALA giving lecture on the importance of Landscape Architects as an important allied professionals.
Opening of Exhibit was followed by a Landscaping lecture presented by Ar. Zenaida Galingan, pala, founding member of the Philippine Association of Landscape Architects (PALA) in an audience attended by UAP Cavite Architects and UAPSA Students from De La Salle University – Dasmariñas. Series of lectures also held from December 8-10, 2011 where attended by UAPSA members from National College of Science and Technology (NCST), Cavite State University (CAVSU) and TIP.
UAPGA Cavite showcasing their living wall garden.
Roof Garden/Green Roof concept, another exhibit of UAPGA-Cavite.

Architects and guests as they eagerly await the exhibit's opening ceremony.
Ar. Precy Aterrado and Ar. Heray preparing for the opening ceremony. 

Zen Garden concept exhibit of UAP Cavite Chapter.
Water, Air, Earth and Metal, some of the elements present in a Zen garden.
A Koi pond integrated with the UAP Cavite's headquarters as part of the Zen garden.

Another view of the Zen garden set up.
Bamboo, pebbles and rock formation adds character to the UAP CAvite Chapter's Zen Garden.

The Bahay ng Arkitektong Kabitenyo's main hall, venue of the Landscaping lecture series.

Ar. Zenaida Galingan, PALA explaining different landscape concepts.

Token of appreciation was awarded to the lecturer and guests.

From left to right: District Director for B3 Ar. Richie Corcuera, Past NAtional VP Ar. Sonny Rosal,
UAP National President Ar. Ramon S. Mendoza, Ar. Zenaida Galingan, PALA,
Area B Vice President Ar. Norman Morales, Ar. Ric Mabituin, Ar.  Precy Aterrado,
Exec. Director for UAP-CGEA Ar. Mohammadsarfraz Araneta Uttoh,Dr. Presenciana Pinazo, UAP-CLC Chairman Ar. Arsenio Pascual,
and UAP Cavite Chapter President Calixto Kamantigue, Jr.

Another  view of the UAP Alabang Chapter's Rainforest Landscape 

Tropical landscape exhibit by UAP Parañaque-Palanyag Chapter.


  1. Nice Arch. Memo! Keep the good reads coming :) Mabuhay ang Arkitektong Kabitenyo.