Rene Luis S. Mata

Education:

  • Masters of Architectural Restoration and Rehabilitation of Patrimony, AECI Scholar, University of Alcala-Henares  Madrid, Spain (2001-2002)
  • Bachelor of Science in Architecture, College of Architecture of the University of the Philippines (1980)

Graduate thesis title:

  • Rehabilitation of the San Agustin Church in Paoay, Ilocos Norte, Philippines

Teaching experience:

  • Assistant Professor IV, College of Architecture of the University of the Philippines (2005)
  • Senior Lecturer, College of  Architecture of the University of the Philippines (2002 to 2005)

Teaching focus:

  • Architectural Restoration
  • Architectural History, Theory and Criticism
  • Architectural Design
  • Architectural Research Methods

Research experience:

  • Project Team Leader, Searching for the Genius Loci: San Juan City’s Pride of Place, research project funded by the                           National Commission for Culture and the Arts for TAO-Pilipinas (2010, ongoing)
  • Architecture Team Leader, Philippine Architectural Style Source Book:
    Volume 1 Quiapo, research project funded by Asia Society Philippines Foundation and National Commission or Culture
    and the Arts (2008 to 2009)

  • Team Leader for Architecture, Community Empowerment:
    An Interdisciplinary Research for Alternative Model of Tourism Development, funded by the Open Grant of the Chancellor,
    UP Diliman (2007, ongoing)

  • Project Director, Assessment and Evaluation:
    United Architects of the Philippines (UAP) Architectural Heritage Documentation Research Project
    funded by the
    National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) (2006 to 2007)

Extension service experience:

  • Co-faculty in charge, Master Development Plan for the Heritage District of Sariaya, Quezon (2006 to 2007)
  •  Co-faculty in charge, Documentation and Master Development Plan of Teacher’s Camp in Baguio City (2004)
  • Co-faculty in charge, Master Development Plan for the Heritage District of Pila, Laguna extension project (2003)
  • Co-author, Teacher’s Manual for the Learning Kit of the national exhibit on Spanish Colonial architecture, “Lines Across Time”, organized and funded by Fundacion Santiago and conducted accompanying lectures on Filipino Identity and Architecture to the students and faculty of various schools around the Philippines (2003)

Publications:

  • “The Meaning of Context in the Conservation of the Built Environment” conference paper published in (Re)Visioning Spaces United Architects of the Philippines Journal Vol.1 2010 (peer-reviewed journal)
  • “Intramuros Architecture: Philippine Architectural Conservation in Transition,” conference paper published in Manila selected Balangkas: A Resource Book On the Care of Built Heritage in the Philippines Defending the Structure’s Integrity National Commission for Culture and the Arts, Committee on Monuments and Sites 2007 Papers of the 17th Annual Manila Studies Conference August 13-14, 2008 (published 2009)
  • Heritage: Mapping Heritage, Mapping Ourselves – The Pasig Heritage Map and its Side-trips into Channels of Heritage Discourse, Bluprint Magazine Vol 2 2003
  • Book Review: A Call to Arms – Protecting our Built Heritage with Augusto Villalon’s: Legacy: Philippine Heritage, Bluprint Magazine Vol 5/6 2004
  • Heritage: The Baguio City Central School, Bluprint Magazine Vol 3 2005
  • Bluprint’s 8th Anniversary Best 2007
  • Commentary: Housing as a Cultural Expression,Bluprint Magazine
  • “Sixties Redux, The Lico Residence Celebrates Retro’s Glory Days”, Co-author, published in Bluprint magazine Volume 6, 2007
  • Heritage Conservation: Applying Scientific Method in Architecture, The Lingayen Capitol Building (1918)published in Muhon: Journal of the Designed Environment  (2009). (journal of the U.P. College of Architecture)  
  • Missing the Forest for the Trees: A Study in Philippine Heritage Conservation and Self-Identity, Balik The Asian Journal Magazine July 2010

Conference papers read:

  • 1994 Country Report (Philippines) Planning and Management of Conservation of the Cultural Heritage Regional Training Seminar for Cultural Personnel in Asia and the Pacific Tokyo, Japan 9-20 September, 1994 Asia/Pacific Cultural Center for Unesco (ACCU) Text pp. 85-88
  • “Managing the World Heritage Site of Vigan,”papers presented at the Melaka world Heritage Seminar Melaka Historic City Council, Malaysia July 9, 2009
  • The Conservation of Heritage ConventosPintacasi: A Journal of the Cultural Heritage of the Church in the PhilippinesVol 1 2005 University of Santo Tomas Publishing House Papers presented at the First National Convention of Church Cultural Workers Diocese of Tagbilaran, Bohol Feb 1-4, 1999
  • Paoay Impressions: Ambiente PaoayMaster Plan for the Paoay Heritage District National Commission for Culture and the Arts Committee on Monuments and Sites 1999
  • Laws and Jurisprudence on Built Heritage 2001Joint Project with the Public Information OfficeSupreme Court of the PhilippinesNational Commission for Culture and the Arts Committee on Monuments and Sites 2000
  • The Conservation Movement in the PhilippinesArkitekturang Filipino – Spaces and Places in History 2002 Multi-Media CD-Rom Edition National Commission for Culture and the Arts  Committee on Architecture & the University of the Philippines College of Architecture History, Theory & Criticism Laboratory
  • Creating a Master Development Plan for the Town of Pila(Joint Paper with Arch. Emilio U. Ozaeta)The 9th Inter-University Seminar on Asian Megacities The Chinese University of Hongkong March 12-13, 2004
  • Sariaya – the Regeneration of Heritage Through Streetscape and Town Center “Living Streets, Dynamic Cities” A Conference on Regeneration and the Fil-Hispanic Influence on Urbanism, Far Eastern University March 17, 2006
  • “Teaching Conservation in 4th Year Architectural Design” for the Ninth Annual Conference on Architectural Research and Education, October 16-17, 2009 at University of San Carlos, Cebu City
  • Kwentong Bayan “A Survey of Early 20th Century Architecture in Sariaya” for the 1st UP AIT Conference on Tourism and Hospitality, February 23 and 24, 2009 at University of the Philippines Dilimam
  • “Community Empowerment: Interdisciplinary Research On Alternative Model Towards Sustainable Tourism,” for the Colloquium on the Sariaya Experience organized by the University of the Philippines Diliman and the Philippine Association of Japanese Scholars, September 27, 2008 at U.P. Diliman
  • Teaching Conservation in 4th Year Architectural Design,” read at the Eighth Annual Conference on Architectural Research and Education, September 12, 2008 at Bulacan State University
  • “Diwa ng Lunan: Memory and Identity in the Architectural Spirit of Place Sariaya,”  read at In Search of the Sprit of the Place, A Seminar-Cultural Tour of                                                                   Sariaya, March 17, 2008 in Sariaya, Quezon

Public lectures given:

  • Eco-Friendly Design: Looking Back at Indigenous and Vernacular Architecture “Living the Green Life: Taking Little Green Steps in Responding and Adapting to Climate Change” organized by our federation of Philippine-German alumni associations of scholars to Germany & the German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GPCCI).  07 October 2010 University of Makati
  • “Architectural Conservation” organized by UP Tourism ManagementSociety September 30, 2010

Affiliations:

  • National Committee for Monuments and Sites, National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), (Heritage Conservation Society representative, 2005 to 2007)
  • Member, Manila Studies Association
  • Member, Pasig Chapter of the United Architects of the Philippines
  • Member, ICOMOS Philippines

Licensure:

  • Passed professional licensure examinations of the Professional Board of Architecture (1979)
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