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Francisco T. Mañosa
National Artist for Architecture and Allied Arts (2018)
Birthday: 12 February 1931

For all of his more than 60 years of architecture life, Ar. Bobby Mañosa designed Filipino. From the 1960s in his landmark design of the Sulo Hotel until his retirement about 2015, he courageously and passionately created original Filipino forms, spaces with intricate and refined details. But what is most valuable is that Mañosa was in the heart and soul of a Philippine architectural movement. He has developed a legacy of Philippine architecture, which is essential to our Filipino identity and at the same time, deeply appreciated and shared in our world today.

Major Works:

  • San Miguel Building, Ortigas Center, Pasig City (designed with the Mañosa Brothers)
  • Chapel of the Risen Lord, Las Piñas City
  • Our Lady of Peace Shrine, EDSA, Quezon City
  • World Youth Day Papal Altar, Quirino Grandstand, Manila, 1995
  • Metrorail Transit System Stations for LRT 1, circa 1980s
  • Quezon Memorial Circle Development Plan
  • Lanao del Norte Provincial Capitol, Tubod, Lanao del Norte
  • Tahanang Pilipino (Coconut Palace), CCP Complex, Manila
  • Amanpulo Resort, Palawan
  • Pearl Farm Resort, Samal Island, Davao, completed 1994
  • La Mesa Watershed Resort and Ecological Park, La Mesa Dam, Quezon City

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