ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
Gerard Lico is an architect, architectural critic and art historian. He teaches at the College of Architecture, University of the Philippines at Diliman. He completed his BS Architecture, MA in Art History and PhD in Philippine Studies at the University of the Philippines. He is the multi-awarded author of publications on Philippine architecture and cultural studies, designer and curator of pioneering exhibitions in architecture, and produced and directed a series of documentaries on Philippine built environments such as Lunan, Masterbuilders, and Deco Decoded. He is the author of “Edifice Complex: Power, Myth, and Marcos State Architecture” (2003) and “Arkitekturang Filipino: A History of Architecture and Urbanism in the Philippines” (2008) among others.
In 2001, he received the Catholic Mass Media Award for his “A Century of Philippine Design : The First Fifty Years.” For his researches in architectural history and cultural studies, he received the UP Gawad Chanselor Para sa Pinakamahusay na Mananaliksik (Arts and Humanities) in the years 2002, 2004, and 2005, earning him a place in its Hall of Fame. He received the Ten Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) award in 2004. He received the title UP Artist II in 2010, UP Artist III in 2013, and UP Artist II in 2015 and UP Gawad Chanselor Para sa Natatanging Guro, attesting to his excellence as a scholar and teacher.
Apart from his academic and professional practice, he held office as Head of the National Committee on Architecture and Allied Arts of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (2007-2013) and as Director of the Office of the Campus Architect of the University of the Philippines (2008-2014). He is currently, the Consulting Architect for the restoration of the Manila Metropolitan Theater.
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