Ar. Jose Ramon Carunungan | Principal Architect, Carunungan & Partners
Head Judge and Co-founder of Carunungan & Partners Architecture, he was the 2014 Outstanding Professional for Architecture by the Professional Regulation Commission, awarded 2014 Outstanding Thomasian. He is also a Fellow of the United Architects of the Philippines, lifetime member of Philippine Institute of Environmental Planners, ASEAN Architect
Ar. & IDr. Eduardo Calma | Design Principal Architect Lor Calma & Partners
He is the Design Principal Architect & Interior Designer of Lor Calma & Partners.
He won several awards for his works including LEED Gold Award for The Mind Musuem, the International Category and First Place Award for Contemporary Kitchen Design in the Iver-all Sub-Zero and Wolfe Design Contest and Gold Medal for Design in Expo 2008 in Zaragoza, Spain.
Ar. Abelardo M. Tolentino, Jr. | President and CEO Aidea, Inc.
Visionary Architect. World Class Design Thinking.
Recognized as one of the pillars of the progressive practice of architecture and design in the country, Architect Abelardo M. Tolentino, Jr. is Aidea’s Founder, CEO and President. His 29 years of experience in the industry has earned him global recognition and catapulted Aidea as a premier architectural firm placing consistently in the World Architecture’s Top 100 biggest practices for seven years, ranking its best thus far at 53rd in 2016.
Under Architect Tolentino’s leadership, Aidea has successfully completed award winning projects that have become design benchmarks in the world. He was also instrumental in instigating the use of new platforms in technology such as Building Information Modelling and Virtual Design and Construction that allowed the firm to work on even larger and more complex undertakings. He has likewise received top honors in competitions including BIM Buzz Singapore 2011, Build Qatar Live 2012 and Build London Live 2012.
In 2007, Architect Tolentino was an Ernst and Young Innovation Entrepreneur Awardee and one of the Outstanding Thomasian Alumni in 2008. He was also given the distinction of Ani ng Dangal for Architecture and Allied Arts by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts in 2013 and was also conferred as a Fellow of the United Architects of the Philippines in 2014 and became an APEC architect. In 2015, he was recognized as one of the most promising business leaders in the Asia Pacific Entrepreneur Awards.
With a practice that spans over 90 cities within 60 countries in 5 continents, Architect Abelardo Tolentino is truly world class.
Ar. Consuelo “Peach” C. Buencamino | Principal Architect at Peach Buencamino-Architect, Inc.
She is the Principal Architect of C.C.B Architect , a member of the United Architects of the Philippines, American Institute of Architects and ASEAN Architect Registry.
Ar. Nina Bailon Arce | National Vice President, United Architects of the Philippines
A Magna Cum Laude graduate of the BS Architecture from the University of Santo Tomas, she landed 5th Placer at the Board of Architecture Examinations in 1983. Last 2013, she was elevated to the United Architects of Philippines College of Fellows for her Outstanding Achievement in Architectural practice. She is a partner at Arce-Bailon-Arce Architects, an established Architectural Design Firm, one of the first 40 emplaced in the ASEAN Architects Registry, the 41st in the APEC Architects Registry and currently the National Exective Vice President of UAP.
Ar. Chona Elvas-Ponce | PHD, Fellow United Architects of the Philippines
She is an active member of the United Architects of the Philippines, where she is the chairman of the Committee on Continuing Professional Education and a member of the College of Fellows. She is also a member of the Philippine Green Building Council (PhilGBC) and Architecture Advocacy International Foundation.
Ar. Maria Benita Regala | National President of the United Architects of the Philippines, Fiscal years 2014 to 2016 Department Manager, Housing Technology Development Office, National Housing Authority, Quezon City, Philippines
A registered licensed architect, Masters in Government Management, Holder of two diploma courses on low income housing and shelter design and development, A member of the College of Fellows, United Architects of the Philippines, Housing specialist and ASEAN Architect.