Architect Felino Palafox, Jr.
Architect Felino “Jun” Palafox, Jr. is the President of the Palafox Architecture Group, Inc. and the principal Architect-Urban Planner of the Palafox Associates. He has 43 years of experience in architecture and 42 years in planning. He was educated in Christ the King Seminary, University of Santo Tomas, University of the Philippines, and Harvard University. For continuing education, he took up an Advanced Management Development Program for Real Estate and attended seven other special courses in Harvard, including Architecture and Sustainability: Integrating Built and Natural Environment, Master Planning and Sustainability, Urban Retail Planning Principles for American Towns, Cities, and Commercial Center, among others. He has lectured in Harvard University, MIT, and in 18 other countries in Asia, Europe, and North America. He is the Country Representative for the Council for Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) and on July 1, 2013, CTBUH headquartered in Chicago elected him as one of its two new Fellows worldwide. He has been elected recently as Chairman of the National Real Estate Association (NREA). He is a past president of the International Real Estate Federation (FIABCI Philippines), the Philippine Institute of Environmental Planners (PIEP), and the first architect-urban planner president of the Management Association of the Philippines (MAP). He is also a Fellow of the United Architects of the Philippines (UAP).
His presentation entitled “Green Architecture for Sustainable Cities” will show how to make green, smart, livable, sustainable and resilient cities through green architecture.