Arch. Benjamin Panganiban Jr.

Arch. Benjamin K. Panganiban Jr. is the immediate past national president of the United Architects of the Philippines (UAP) and the first national president from Mindanao. He has been in the private practice for more than 35 years and is a Fellow of the UAP. He is also the first ASEAN and APEC architect coming from Davao City. He is a graduate of BS Architecture from the University of Mindanao, a Doctor Fellow of the Royal Institute of Architects Singapore, and a recipient of the European Business Assembly.

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Bicol architects moving to change the landscape of societies

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Wanted: A city architect

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Corporate social responsibilities amid calamities

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Homes of the future: are we ready for 3D?

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Things to consider when buying a condo

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Adaptive reuse, the architecture of reusability

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Should the National Building Code be amended or repealed?

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Arch. Benjamin Panganiban Jr.

Arch. Benjamin K. Panganiban Jr. is the immediate past national president of the United Architects of the Philippines (UAP) and the first national president from Mindanao. He has been in the private practice for more than 35 years and is a Fellow of the UAP. He is also the first ASEAN and APEC architect coming from Davao City. He is a graduate of BS Architecture from the University of Mindanao, a Doctor Fellow of the Royal Institute of Architects Singapore, and a recipient of the European Business Assembly.

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