Architectural Students Association of the Philippines - UP Chapter

Architectural Students Association of the Philippines - University of the Philippines Diliman Chapter is the earliest student organization in the college with nationwide affiliate group. Known for its arki-related activities like Arkistry, Design Competition and symposia, this organization has continually worked on their objective of uplifting the standard of architectural education.

Founded in 1986, ASAPHIL-UP is an academically-oriented student organization established in the College of Architecture of the University of the Philippines, Diliman. This year, the organization is celebrating its 25th year of existence in the college.

ASAPHIL-UP's first and foremost goal is to provide a venue for architecture students to deepen their understanding and interests in the field of architecture, which in turn allow the students to further develop and improve themselves into competent persons in the field. Another objective of the organization is to promote camaraderie and unity through dynamic interaction and dialogues, which will serve well both within the years spent in the College of Architecture as well as when the students enter the field of architecture here in the Philippines.


In September of 1986 then Dean Geronimo Manahan of the UP College of Architecture invited architecture students to join the First Architecture Students' Jamboree to be held in Shah Alam, Malaysia. This event was organized by the Architectural Regional Council for Asia (ARCAsia) with the help of the Asian Committee for Architectural Education (ACAE). Students from the UP and MLQU represented the Philippines in the Jamboree from October 8-13, which coincided with the Second Asian Congress for Architects. It was a week of interaction, hard work, culminating with the formation of the Architectural Students Association for Asia (ASAAsia). By November 29 1986, representatives from 15 schools attended a meeting held in the UP College of Architecture Library to form an interim council with Dean Manahan as adviser. The Architectural Students' Association of the Philippines was formed.

Executive Committee 2013-2014

Patrick Lawrence Monfort - Chairperson

Jovanne Lagman - Vice Chairperson for External Affairs

Paulina Marie Francisco - Vice Chairperson for Internal Affairs

Sheena So - Secretary

Kathlene Nazario - Academics Committee Head

Aedriane Celis, Diane Diaz - Finance Committee Heads

Josef Karol Egwaras, Carlo Llanto - Publicity Committee Heads

Marie Gabrielle Camacho, Pauline Fernandez - Logistics Committee Heads

John Ilagan, Giselle Sta. Ana - Membership Committee Heads

Amir Mallonga - Sports and Socials Committee Head

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