Dr. Gerard Lico | Photographed by Ron Mendoza

Dr. Gerard Lico joins SIA conference panel at Archifest 2018

Lico is the only Filipino architect to be part of Archifest 2018, and will be joining the "Design for Time" panel that addresses the lifespan of building design.

  • September 24, 2018

  • Images courtesy of Archifest 2018/Singapore Institute of Architects

Archifest, Singapore’s annual festival organised by the Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA), with the aim of celebrating architecture and the built environment, will follow the theme of “Design for Life.” The festival’s 12th edition, running from 28 September to 10 October, hopes to shine the spotlight on the need for architecture and design to respond to the true needs of humanity, to give back to the community and to enrich human life as a whole.

This year’s theme is further elaborated through its three sub-themes in which the programs are categorized under: “Design for People” that talks about designing for end-users and in particular, the silver generation; “Design for Time” that tackles conservation issues; and “Design for Environment” that explores future-proofing cities to respond to disasters before they strike.

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The SIA Conference, a highly-watched event that provides an open forum for conversations on the issues pertinent to the urban environment here and around the world, segmented into these sub-themes.

It brings together a line-up of 12 eminent experts from Southeast Asia, including Dr. Gerard Lico, Heritage Architect and Professor, who is spearheading the restoration of the majestic Manila Metropolitan Theater, the only existing Art Deco building of its scale and integrity in Asia.

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Dr. Lico is a professor at the College of Architecture, University of the Philippines Diliman and practices architecture as conservation professional and designer of institutional buildings. He is a prolific author of publications on Filipino architecture and cultural studies, curator of architectural exhibitions, and directed documentaries on Philippine architecture. He served as the Consulting Architect (2015-2018) for the restoration of the Manila Metropolitan Theater and presently a Consulting Architect for the City of Valenzuela in the Philippines.

He will be joining Panel 2 of the SIA Conference tackling “Design for Time,” alongside Colin Seah of the Ministry of Design (Singapore) and Teo Yee Chin of Red Bean Architects (Singapore). The discussion is open to SIA Members only.

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For more information, visit www.archifest.sg.

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