BluPrint Conversations Season 3 starts May 17
Catch the latest season of BluPrint Conversations this May 17 with our new host, Manolet Garcia
The second season of BluPrint Conversations has been a great platform to probe on provocative perceptions or ideas and tackle timely topics with industry thought leaders in architecture and design. Six months after its last episode, a new season of daring discourse and exciting exchange of ideas starts this May 17, with a new host, architect Manolet Garcia.
Season 3 will have back-to-back three episodes for the month of May, featuring dialogues with Angeline Tham of Angkas, discussing the company’s advocacies, contributions to the urban lifestyle and transportation in the Philippines, and plans for the future; interior designers Pai Edles and Misty Floro of Morfosis Design, on being young and starting up a design firm; and AJ Javier of Joseph Javier Design Studio – Manila examining how architects, planners, and the residents can make Metro Manila disaster-ready.
The new BluPrint Conversations host
Manolet Garcia established his private practice Manolet Garcia Architects in 1995, which has produced residential, commercial, and institutional projects. Three years prior his architecture practice, he applied as lecturer in the Philippine School of Interior Design and De La Salle College of St. Benilde School of Design and Arts.In the latter part of 2007, he moved to Singapore, seeking international exposure while still keeping in touch with local clients and the academe. Eight years later, he came back to the Philippines, he was invited to teach again in the college’s Architecture program.
In 2016, Garcia resumed his local private practice while maintaining satellite offices in Singapore and Penang, Malaysia. His recent projects include the Salinlahi or the Philippine Science Heritage Center in Bicutan (as a design consultant to the Department of Science and Technology); Hidden Garden Resort in Manoc Manoc, Boracay Island; Centre Medicale Internationale in Bonifacio Global City, a high-end medical facility owned by the Zuellig Family; and College of St. Benilde’s latest 14-storey building called Campus 4 (consultant). He has also continued to be an off-shore Senior Design Consultant for Complex Art PTE LTD, a specialty construction firm with expertise in residential and commercial interiors in Singapore.