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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Adaptive reuse, the architecture of reusability

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Designing flood-resilient homes

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Responding to disasters: Are we prepared?

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Cebu architects build quarantine centers

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Why should you hire an architect?

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Challenges of architecture today

(The author is the immediate past national president of the United Architects of the Philippines and the first national president from Mindanao. He has been in the private practice for...

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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