The Archi+Dex Conference 2022 will serve as a platform for industry experts, members of the academia, researchers and practitioners to share knowledge, interdisciplinary practices, discuss the latest and future architecture & design transformation including opportunities, through a series of learning sessions and panel discussions.

The 2-day event also aims to feature presentations addressing critical issues, challenges, solutions and innovation trends in the field of Architecture, Sustainability, Technology and Design.

The 2-day event will comprise of 3 learning sessions + 1 mentorship session:

  1. Learning Session 1: Hospitality & Design in the Post-COVID World
  2. Learning Session 2: The Economics of Sustainable Design
  3. Learning Session 3: Sustainable Urban Planning and Architecture Design
  4. Mentorship Session: How to Future Proof your Architecture & Design Firm

Event Highlights

  • Keynote Series – Hear new ideas and inspiration from industry visionaries & innovation experts.
  • Archi + Dex (Continuing Education Sessions) – Earn 6 CPD points by attending PRC-Accredited learning sessions by top industry experts and thought leaders.
  • Tech & Innovation Talk – Explore the latest cutting-edge technology and innovative products. Engage in product presentations with manufacturers, distributors and dealers of architecture and design materials.

Event Objectives – Participants

  1. Establish potential business partnerships and branding mileages in Architecture and Design Industry
  2. Learn from the top industry experts and thought leaders
  3. Participate in the discussion and gain relevant trends and insights to capitalize on

Participants (By Profession)

  1. Architects
  2. Interior Designers
  3. Landscape Architects
  4. Developers
  5. Urban Planners
  6. Engineers (Structural, Mechanical, Civil, Electrical, HSE)
  7. Contractors (Owners, Project Managers)
  8. CAD Operators
  9. Professors / Lecturer
  10. Researcher / Students
  11. Procurement / Purchasing Managers
  12. Individual Clients
  13. IT Vendors
  14. Facilities Manager
  15. Product Distributors & Dealers
  16. Real Estate Professionals
  17. Consultants

Participants (By Industry)

  1. Architectural & Design Firm
  2. Construction companies
  3. Real Estate Developers 
  4. Building & Construction Materials Suppliers 
  5. Smart Building Access Control Systems Suppliers 
  6. EMP (Electrical, Mechanical & Plumbing) Suppliers & Contractors 
  7. HVAC Suppliers & Contractors 
  8. Interior Design & Fit out Contractors
  9. Renewable Energy & Sustainable Products
  10. Metal / Pre-Engineered Structures Suppliers
  11. Landscaping & Garden Designer & Suppliers 
  12. Hospitality Industry
  13. Facilities Management
  14. Design Software & Hardware 
  15. Business, Professional & Consulting Services 
  16. Industry Associations
  17. Government / Public Sector


Arch. Gene Arthur T. Go

Senior Managing Partner

GSN+p Architecture Studio

Arch. John Ian Lee Fulgar

Principal Architect

Fulgar Architects

Arch. Felino “Jun” A. Palafox Jr.

Architect-Urban Planner & Founder, Palafox Associates

Palafox Architecture Group, Inc.

Engr. Francis Roberto S. Guevara, PME, RMP, ACPE

Design Manager, Mechanical Building Services

Guevara & Partners Inc.

Engr. Edmond “Macky” Maceda

Sustainability Consultant

DLSU Animo Labs Foundation

Dipl. Ing. Lorena Jauregui

Adjunct Faculty

Green Building & Sustainable Cities, Enderun Colleges

Arch. Stephanie Tan-Branquinho

Program Head for Architecture

College of Architecture and Design, Enderun Colleges Principal Architect, Spacefabrik

Arch. Christopher De la Cruz

Chief Executive Officer

Philippine Green Building Council

Arch. Miguel Angelo Mañosa

Chief Executive Officer

Mañosa and Co. Inc.

Arch. Cathy Saldaña, FUAP, Int’l Assoc. AIA, EAROPH

Certified BERDE Professional Managing Director

PDP Architects

Arch. Abelardo "Jojo" Tolentino Jr.



Ms. Ariel Shtarkman

Founder & Senior Content Advisor

Orca Capital Ltd & ULI Asia Pacific

Event Partners

Session Sponsors


Day 1 | April 28, 2022
Time Topics & Speakers
9:00 – 9:05 AM Welcoming and Acknowledgment of Partners
Ms. Cherry Tan, Event Host
9:05 – 9:10 AM National Anthem
9:10 – 9:15 AM Welcoming Remarks
Dr. Edgardo Rodriguez, President, Enderun Colleges
9:15 - 9:20 AM Introduction by the Session Chair
Ar.Stephanie Tan-Branquinho, Program Head for Architect, Colleges of Architecture and Design, Enderun Colleges and Principal Architect, Spacefabrik
9:20 – 9:45 AM Keynote 1: 100 New Cities by 2050: Architecture, Planning, Urban Design, Real Estate, Construction, and Infrastructure well into the New World Order
According to “Project on the City,” a research program conducted by Rem Koolhaas of Harvard University. It is estimated that by 2025, the number of city-dwellers could reach 5 billion (two-thirds of the population in poor countries). The Philippine population is projected to rise to 148.3 million by 2050. As our population continues to grow, we would need 100 new cities by 2050. The challenges we are currently facing include climate change and the destruction of our ecosystems, among others. In this keynote presentation, Arch. Palafox will share global best practices and model cities that we can follow in creating our future cities. To accommodate such a huge number of people in the future and to manage other challenges, we need to adapt and learn from the design and planning mistakes of Metro Manila and re-plan, re-design, and renew our architecture, planning, and urban design well into the new world order.

Ar. Felino “Jun” A. Palafox Jr., Architect-Urban Planner & Founder of Palafox Associates | Palafox Architecture Group Inc.
9:45 - 10:10 AM Keynote 2: Archipreneur: Nurturing Entrepreneurship in the Architecture Profession
In today’s digital age and ever-evolving world, the architectural profession continues to re-invent itself. Innovation & digitalization has seen the emergence of new design and building technologies and the new methods of communicating with our clients. However, still a large majority of the architecture industry is still traditional, relying on client fees and confine themselves in the world of architecture. With the emergence of technology and the increased competitiveness, architects should not confine themselves within the world of architecture and develop their unique skill-sets and abilities toward more entrepreneurial ways. When is enough, enough? This keynote session will share insights on key fundamentals and strategies on how to become an Archipreneur.

Arch. Gene Arthur T. Go, Senior Managing Partner, GSN+p Architecture Studio
10:10 - 10:30 AM Q&A Session
Learning Session 1: Hospitality and Design in the Post-COVID World
Time Topics & Speakers
10:30 - 11:00 AM Reimagining Designs For The Next Hospitality Projects
This session will tackle compelling reasons why the hospitality industry needs to pivot according to new design standards as they meet the demands of change in the Post-Pandemic era. In this presentation, Ar Ian Fulgar will dive deeper into how future hotel properties can execute innovative design ideas and flexible solutions.

Arch. John Ian Lee Fulgar, Principal Architect, Fulgar Architects
11:00 - 11:30 AM The Significance of MEP Systems in Hospitality Projects
MEP systems in a hospitality property play a pivotal role in bringing luxury, comfort, and security for the guests. This talk will look at the importance of the integration of varied MEP systems in the design process to ensure the overall success and timely completion of the project.

Engr. Francis Roberto S. Guevara, PME, RMP, ACPE, Design Manager, Mechanical Building Services,Guevara & Partners Inc.
11:30 - 12:00 PM Q&A Session
12:00 PM Break
Learning Session 2: The Economics of Sustainable Design
Time Topics & Speakers
1:00 - 1:30 PM Sustainability in Today's World: Key Drivers and Challenges
Sustainability has gone mainstream in today’s business world. This talk provides an overview of the key factors driving the sustainability movement forward and the major challenges hindering its progress.

Engr. Edmond P. Maceda, Sustainability Consultant, DLSU Animo Labs Foundation
1:30 - 1:50 PM Q&A Session / Partner's Session
2:00 - 3:00 PM Panel Discussion: What are the Megatrends Reshaping the Architecture, Construction & Design Industry?
This session will cover how the industry must adapt to the megatrends that are reshaping the country. These include demographic growth, urbanization, smart cities, emerging technologies, climate crisis, and other architectural challenges.

Moderator: Engr. Edmond P. Maceda, Sustainability Consultant, DLSU Animo Labs Foundation
  • Ar. Felino "Jun" A. Palafox Jr., Architech-Urban Planner & Founder of Palafox Associates | Palafox Architecture Group Inc.
  • Ar. Gene Arthur T. Go, Sernior Managing Partner, GSN+p Architecture Studio
  • Ar. Miguel Angelo Mañosa, Chief Executive Officer, Mañosa & Company Inc.
3:00 PM End of Learning & Conference Day One
Day 2 | April 29, 2022
Time Topics & Speakers
9:00 – 9:10 AM Welcoming & Recap of the Previous Proceeding
9:10 – 9:35 AM Industry Keynote 3: Key Design Trends in a Post-COVID World
COVID is recognized as an existential crisis of our time. COVID has rapidly shifted our life patterns, raised uncertainty, and triggered feelings of unease about meaning, choice, and freedom. It has significantly changed the way we live, work, and play. This life-altering experience has led to new insight and demands that we change the way we design, build, and operate our buildings.
This keynote presentation will share the PHILGBC’s Health and Well-being for Buildings Program, that aims to develop a design, construction, and operation framework and to assess and certify building projects for its ability to provide healthier spaces for people. Current building design standards need to be updated, thus, Architects, engineers, and other building professionals need to have a new framework that will ensure that they are delivering their duty of care responsive to the needs of the current and “future-proofed” to adhere to standards of care responsibly answering our emerging needs.

Ar. Christopher De la Cruz, Chief Executive Officer, Philippine Green Building Council, Inc.
9:35 – 10:00 AM Featured Presentation: Technological Innovations and Solutions for Real Estate Projects, Developers, and Investors
There are many new products and services for the property development market; it can be a daunting task to analyze and evaluate each product or service in terms of ROI, implementation, training, and improve your bottom line. This session will explore the present and future technologies and solutions that offer the best values, whether you are in the development, construction, design, portfolio management, or investing.

Ar. Ariel Shtarkman, Founder, Orca Capital Ltd and Senior Content Advisor, ULI Asia Pacific
Learning Session 3: Sustainable Urban Planning & Architecture Design
Time Topics & Speakers
10:00 - 10:20 AM SMaintaining an Eco-Friendly and Sustainable Flooring Systems in the Philippines
Flooring Systems perforate in many ways in concrete, wood, granite, marble, or terrazzo. These involve the two cardinal methodologies, particularly in grinding and polishing. The question now lies in how can floorings be maintained in an eco-friendly manner for them to last a lifetime.

Ms. Annette “Tonie” Tena, President & CEO, Sweden Concrete Machines Philippines, Inc. Mr. Per Inge Sponn, Partner and Flooring Systems Head Consultant, Sweden Concrete Machines Philippines, Inc.
10:20 - 10:40 AM Technology Breakthrough for Sustainable Sealant Application

Ms. Mylin O. Dazo Senior Specifications Manager, C&C Project Sales, Bostik
10:40 - 11:10 AM Nature-Based Solutions for Urban Resilience
Urbanization and extreme weather require smarter urban planning and management. This session will explore new ideas, trends, methodologies and recommendations in implementing NBS especially in dense urban settings and areas prone to extreme weather.

Dipl Ing. Lorena Jauregui, Adjunct Faculty, Green Building & Sustainable Cities, Enderun Colleges & Candidate, Master's in Sustainable Development, Sussex University
11:10 - 11:30 AM Partner's Session (Bastion)
11:30 - 12:30 AM Q&A Session
12:00 PM Break
Time Topics & Speakers
1:00 - 3:00 PM Mentorship Session: Future Proofing Your Own Architecture & Design Practice
This exclusive mentorship session presents an excellent opportunity for participants to learn first-hand from the experiences of our featured industry leaders. A mentorship format will be employed in separate breakout rooms. Industry leaders will conduct open-forum style discussions.

Part 1: Strategies & Best Practices in Future-Proofing Your Architecture & Design Firm
Part 2: The Client Mindset

  • Ar. Cathy Saldaña, FUAP, Int’l Assoc. AIA, EAROPH, Certified BERDE Professional, Managing Partner, PDP Architects
  • Ar. Abelardo "Jojo" Tolentino Jr., President, AIDEA Philippines
  • Ar. Stephanie Tan - Branquinho, Program Head for Architecture, College of Architecture and Design, Enderun Colleges and Principal Architect, Spacefabrik
3:30 PM Closing Remarks
Mr. Daniel H. Perez, Senior Vice President, Enderun Colleges

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Terms & Conditions

  • REQUIRED: Full payment must be settled upon submission of the registration form. To officially secure a slot, proof of payment and valid PRC ID (for Registered Architects only) or School ID (for students) must be submitted to the organizers. A confirmation email will be sent to the email address provided in the registration form with instructions for the submission of IDs.
  • The registration fee covers the conference access and a digital certificate of participation.
  • The link to the conference will be sent a few days before the event and must not be shared with anyone.
  • No cancellation or refund will be allowed after Monday, March 28, 2022, at 11:59 PM. Cancellations in writing before the said date will be partially refunded. A 30% administrative charge for paid cancellations and 40% for unpaid cancellations will be deducted from the registration fee.
  • Should you fail to attend the conference, kindly advise by sending an official written notice at least 14 days before the event informing the organizers that a substitute attendee will attend on your behalf.
  • The digital certificate of participation with the approved corresponding CPD points will be awarded to those who will attend all learning sessions.
  • Please note that the program is subject to changes.