Arch360 is an online community that seeks to uplift the design practice in the Philippines. It exists to break misconceptions, foster greater unity among Filipinos, and provide a venue for non-design specialists to appreciate how design practice affects their lives in ways they never imagined. You don’t have to be a design student or professional to be part of our community. We want to open our doors to any interested people, regardless of field, to promote shared learning. 🙂 So please, DO like us! We’re glad to have you!
Just type “Arch360 Philippines” on the Facebook Search bar and click “like” to be part of our community.
Arch360 was the brainchild of the 2011-12 Executive Committee of the Architectural Students Association of the Philippines – University of the Philippines Chapter. Planning for the movement started during the summer of 2011, and was centered around the organization’s goals and objectives. The release of this community was initially scheduled for November 2011, but was pushed back to February 2012 to coincide with collaborative efforts with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts. The official soft launch of the Arch360 Philippines community was at Jan 31, 2012, via Facebook.
Arch360 Philippines has a simple goal – to provide a venue for students and professionals (regardless of specialization) to appreciate and understand design as a whole, with special emphasis on architectural disciplines. The design practice in the Philippines is clouded with misunderstanding, which has lead it to be undervalued over the decades. This is in contrast to how the design profession is viewed in other countries. Arch360 seeks to forward 3 simple ideas through its workings as an intellectual community.
1.) Design is complex, but delightfully so.
2.) Design is purposeful.
3.) Design plays a key role in the development of the nation.
Our professors from the UP College of Architecture.
ASAPhil-UP’s Faculty Adviser – Dr. Gerard Lico
Former Dean of the UPCA – Dean Geronimo Manahan