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Fellow of RIBA (FRIBA). US Citizen and Architect via EB-2 Exceptional Ability. Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin Fellow. Immigrant. Founder. Pioneer. Granddaughter of a 💜awardee and a Congressional Gold🎖️awardee (Public Law 114-265).

My ability to overcome challenging projects through game-winning "Hail-Mary-passes of architecture" and growing, going from strength to strength, in a sustained achievement of triple “firsts” within 20 years at every decade: In 2000 as first and only Taliesin Fellow from the Philippines at the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, then 10 years later as first recipient of the 2010 American Institute of Architects (AIA) ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award, and in the subsequent 10 years as first Filipino American architect elevated as 2020 Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). If these demonstrate my ability to overcome challenges and underscore winning solutions, then just imagine what you can expect us to deliver together in the next decade for your initiatives!


Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture
Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
Master of Architecture

University of Santo Tomas
Manila, Philippines
Bachelor of Science, Cum Laude

The Aspen Institute
Aspen, Colorado, United States
Visiting Scholar
Aspen Environment Forum
Advisor: National Geographic

Professional Associations

United Nations Women - US National Committee
2019 - Present

Royal Institute of British Architects
2008 - Present

US Green Building Council
2008 - Present

American Institute of Architects
1997 - 2019

Honors and Awards

_Fellow of RIBA (FRIBA)
Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)

_USA: Most Innovative Businesswoman in Diverse Architecture
UK's voice of modern business Acquisition International (AI)

AIA ATHENA Young Professional Award
American Institute of Architects and ATHENA International (AIA)

AIA Knowledge Scholarship-Practice Management
AIA Project Management KC and ArchExchange East (AIA and ArchEx)

Environment and Sustainability

International Category
Diversity Academy Award

Reign In Spain A&D Winner
Tile of Spain (ASCER)

Top 20 Under 40
ENR - Engineering News Record