Musta na Sir Rico? I just dropped by to inform on current LA openings here in Qatar, please contact Paimon for queries. I know you could spread the news. Talk to you soon. - Aris
Credits - BS Architecture, College of Architecture University of the Philippines, Diliman BS Agriculture, Major in Ornamental Horticulture (Landscape), 1991 Department of Horticulture University of the Philippines, Los Banos
Ecocentric viewpoints of Jala Makhzoumi; public urban spaces of Lawrence Halprin, Dan Urban Kiley, Peter Walker; insights of Clare Cooper Marcus; my love-hate relationship with Martha Schwartz's landscapes; grassed gardens of Oehm and Van Sweden; the post-industrial parks of Peter Latz and Associates; ground-hugging landscape interventions by Lawrence Halprin in Corregidor and Jerusalem; poetic nature-melded projects by Hitesh Mehta, EDSA; thoughts on neo-urbanism by Andres Duaney; exquisite gardens by Fernando Caruncho; the clean lines of Japanese landscape architects (nisei or nippon) in general....very contemplative; high-brow designs by Michael Van Valkenburgh...
On the Philippine front, full-palette medley in planting design by Ador Bautista; stand-out designs by Paulo Alcazaren; enduring landscapes of IP Santos; splashes of playful; comfortable commercial and residential spaces by Efren Aurelio; sweeping landscape treatments of Mary Ann Espina at the Heritage Park; the management and no-nonsense approach of Zeny Galingan ; the environmental landscape philosophies of Susan Aquino-Ong; intelligent activism by Cliff Peronilla (we discussed but was never exposed to his designs); quick, confident, witty thinking, and quick sketches of Leo Gonzalez; uncompromising detail standards of John Evangelista; "killer graphics" of Reimon Buyco....
David John Matthews, Patrick Bruce Metheny, James Russel Freeman, Geethali Nora Jones Shankar, The Followill Brothers...let's not forget Sheldon Cooper, PhD.
One influence I wish I had: Dolly Perez' and Cliff's mentorship.
To my mentors, I hope you accept me as your ward, THANK YOU SO MUCH!
Other Crafts/ Interests
Mountain biking - again!!!!! (crazy, loco, livid...recently purchased a Downtube 9FS and upgrading when there's moolah to spare), Open-water Diving 1, Upgraded my running to walking, you get to bring Wifey and lots of stories along , advanced myopia, CTS and liposynthesis, if 24/7 in front of the computer...
Kamusta?~ You know any lady Landscape Architect looking for an opportunity to explore Qatar Landscape scene? We have a few vacancy in my company and I need a junior LA to help me out with the ever growing landscape projects we have at the mo...let me know, k? pwede baaaa??
Hieeee there! Kamusta? Life in qatar is pretty hectic at the mo..OK lang~ and my tagalog is getting better by the day~hehehe..come over whenever you r free..how is life in Dubai? Gosh, M sooo missing life in Dubai! esp Kinokuniya@Dubai Mall!sigh~~~~keep in touch k? ingat ka~
Throughout history—with the exception of the great Olmsted, of course—it seems that landscape architects seldom find their way into the design spotlight. Lurking in the shadows of a project's sources, the portion of folks…