ArchiNEXT Grand Winner Declared

One hundred ten (110) Sustainable Community Comfort Area (SCCA) proposals coming from eighteen (18) United Architects of the Philippines-Student Auxiliary (UAPSA) colleges and universities nationwide competed to be the first-ever ArchiNEXT: HCG Young Designers� Competition (AYDC) Grand Winner.

The challenge for 3rd & 4th year architecture students in ArchiNEXT, a corporate social responsibility program of Hocheng Philippines Corporation (HPC) in partnership with the United Architects of the Philippines (UAP) and Council of Deans and Heads of Architecture Schools in the Philippines (CODHASP), is to conceptualize an SCCA for 300 people in an area limited by water and electricity.

After rigorous 2-step blind preliminary and final judging on February and March 2015, respectively, the leaf-inspired concept of Laredo Angelo Paras, Jr. of Tarlac State University gained the approval of the judges. On April 17, 2015 at SMX Convention Center, in front of over a thousand architects, Paras together with TSU’s Dean of the College of Architecture and Fine Arts, Ar. Marco Bildan, was awarded a Plaque of Recognition, Php 40,000 cash and counterpart prize for his university. None other than United Architects of the Philippines (UAP) National President Ar. Ma. Benita Regala and Hocheng Philippines Corporation (HPC) Chairman Patrick Chiu conferred the accolade to Paras.

Joanne Pauline Villanueva of Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) grabbed the second spot receiving Php 20,000 cash with PUP’s dean, Ar. Ted Villamor-Inocencio. The third place went to Gino Vincent M. Diongzon of University of the Assumption (UA) who accepted his Php 10,000 prize with Ar. Edrian Sitchon.

Furthermore, two (2) special awards are given from the Limitless Creativity Award granted to Christian Salvador Martinez of UA and Best Presentation Award to the grand winner, Laredo Angelo D. Paras, Jr. Twelve (12) runners-up of the competition also each received a consolation prize and were recognized.

Furthermore, as part of the competition, scholarships to entrants are also granted. The ArchiNEXT Scholars received one-year financial assistance worth Php 30,000 from HPC.

Likewise, the judges of the competition, Ar. Rey Gabitan, Ar. Luis Ferrer, Ar. Ted Inocencio, Ar. Ma. Benita Regala, Ar. Fidel Jose Siapno, Ar. Michael Tomeldan, and the ArchiNEXT Inspirational speakers, Ar. Benjamin Panganiban, Ar. James Jao, Ar. Jose Ramon “Pippo”Carunungan and Ar. Alfred Geoffrey Carandang during the school tour shared this special moment with the winners, runners-up and scholars.

ArchiNEXT School Tour: invited successful architects to inspire and encourage students to join
November 24-28, 2014 in various universities

Ar. Alfred Geoffrey Carandang at Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila

Ar. Jose Ramon �Pippo� Carunungan at National University

Ar. James Jao at Cebu Institute of Technology University

Ar. Benjamin Panganiban at Ateneo De Davao University
Final Screening at Luxent Hotel- March 05, 2015

The Magic 42 entries, screened from the preliminaries, ready to be scrutinized once more

The ArchiNEXT Judges with the Top 3 entries.  
From L-R, Ar. Rey Gabitan, Ar. Luis Ferrer, Ar. Ted Villamor-Inocencio,Ar. Ma. Benita Regala
Sam Chen, Ar. Fidel Jose Siapno and Ar. Michael Tomeldan.

Open discussion on the entries result.

Judges in action
ArchiNEXT Photo Wall in CONEX2015 (display of Top 15 entries) plus Winner�s Meet & Greet
April 16-18, 2015 at SMX Convention Center

Meet and Greet with the first-ever ArchiNEXT Awardee Laredo Angelo D. Paras, Jr. and UAP Officials 
in the ArchiNEXT Photo Wall on April 16 2015
(from L-R): Ar. Ramon S. Mendoza, Ar. Luis Ferrer, Ar. Mohammadsarfraz A. Uttoh, Ar. Corazon Tandoc,
Ar. Manuel Tingzon Jr., Ar. Rey Gabitan, Patrick Chiu, Ar. Ma. Benita O. Regala, Sam Chen,
Laredo Angelo D. Paras, Jr. Ar. Richard Garcia and Julian Wang.

Grand Winner, Laredo Angelo Paras, Jr. posed in ArchiNEXT Photo Wall 
during Winner�s Meet and Greet on April 16.

The winners, runners-up and scholars posed in front of the ArchiNEXT Photo Wall

The Grand Winner, sharing his design inspiration with UAP National Officers 
during the Meet & Greet
ArchiNEXT Awards Night on CONEX2015- April 17, 2015 at SMX Convention Center

The ArchiNEXT Scholars during the Awards Night at SMX Convention Center 
with Ar. Ted Villamor-Inocencio, Ar. Rey Gabitan and Sam Chen.
Scholars are Dorothy Joy Casbuse, Christian Joy Abril, Mc Jaspher Hernandez Aguila,
Rafael Vicerra, Jerwin Andres, Sultan Dave Puglay, John Will Jay Dumot from UNP;
John Paul Aloy of Ateneo De Davao University (ADDU);
Daniel Talion of Far Eastern University (FEU)
and Marchie Teodoro Borja of NU.

ArchiNEXT Inspirational Speakers who promoted the competition while motivating the students 
during the school tour in various universities in the Philippines.
From L-R, Ar. Ramon Mendoza, Ar. Benjamin Panganiban, Ar. James Jao,
Ar. Jose Ramon �Pippo�Carunungan and Sam Chen.

ArchiNEXT runners-up with Ar. Ramon Mendoza, Ar. Rey Gabitan, Ar. Ted Villamor-Inocencio and Sam Chen. 
Runners-up are Christian Salvador Martinez of UA, Klina Reyes of University of San Carlos (USC),
Marchie Teodoro Borja of National University (NU),
Nerique Louis P. Taruc of Don Honorio Ventura Technological State University (DHVTSU),
Michelle Vergara of University of Northern Philippines (UNP),
Jann Paolo Emmanuel D. Dela Cruz, Clarisse Estela S. Peralta, Riziel Dahren A. Soliveres,
Regie A. Rico, Marco F. Andriade, Chris Cyrill P. Reyes and Deo V. Balanay of TSU.

Highlight of the night, the ArchiNEXT Winners. 
From L-R: Ar. Edrian T. Sitchon, Gino Vincent Diongzon, Patrick Chiu, Laredo Angelo Paras, Jr.,
Ar. Marco Bildan, Ar. Ma. Benita Regala, Joanne Pauline Villanueva and Ar. Ted Villamor-Inocencio.
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