1. Jose Ma. Zaragoza

    Born in Quiapo in 1912, he was born into a family with a tradition in the Arts. He was educated in the University of Santo Tomas where he graduated in Architecture in 1936 and was granted license to practice in 1938 to become the country’s 82nd licensed architect.

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  2. Cresenciano de Castro

    He received his undergraduate and graduate degrees in Architecture at the University of Santo Tomas and Cornell University, respectively. He gained popularity through the design of some suburban houses in the emerging high-end suburbs outside of Manila.

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  3. Lor Calma

    He studied Architecture in Mapua, but even before he finished he was tapped by the Aguinaldo’s Department Store. He was chosen to be assigned in the factory to study the details of imported furnitures, this caused him to concentrate more in furniture design before in Architecture.

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  4. Cesar Concio

    Cesar Concio is the first University Architect of the University of the Philippines. When the University transferred to Diliman from Padre Faura in the late 1940’s, Cesar Concio was tasked to continue what Louis Croft has started.

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  5. Federico Ilustre

    Federico Ilustre graduated from Mapua Institute of Technology and passed his licensure examinations in 1937. He started his career as a draftsman for Juan Nakpil in 1935 and for Puyat and Sons in 1936 until war broke out. After the war, he joined AFWESPAC (Armed Forces – West Pacific) of the US Army to assist in the infrastructural aspect of rehabilitation.

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  6. Antonio Toledo

    Along with Carlos Baretto, Juan Arellano and Tomas Mapua, he is one of the first Pensionados for Architecture. Antonio Toledo stands out as the youngest pensionado when he was sent to the United States to study at the age of sixteen. He graduated with the Degree of Architecture at Ohio State in 1911.

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  7. Manila International Airport

    With the expansion of Urban Sprawl into Makati and the growth of air transport, the airport has to be relocated far from the urban area. The airport is relocated in Paranaque, Rizal to accomodate a larger terminal.

    The new Airport was opened in 1951, with a building designed by State Architect Federico Ilustre. On it has obvious marks that it has drawn inspiration from the Brasilia designs with its brise soleil designs. The structure burned in 1981, and was replaced by a newer airport terminal by Leandro Locsin, the building we know now as the NAIA terminal 1.