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October 31, 2017

People Asia

Design Philosophy

With numerous building and development projects going on nationwide, the landscape of the country is continually changing -- malls and condominium buildings are taking over the city skylines new roads are being paved to make way for more cars, and new reosrts and hotels are beginning to line the coast.


July 5, 2017

Lifestyle Asia

Lifestyle Asia Game Changers: Have You Met these 30 Millennials Making a Difference in the World?

Rebecca, or Rica to her friends, always knew she wanted to be an architect. Her grandfather was in the cement industry and both her parents were developers. Growing up in that environment, she knew her calling lay in the path of creating buildings and landmarks from scratch.


December 23, 2016

The Philippine Star

Rewarding Filipino and Asian talent in architecture and interior design

The Asia Young Designer Award (AYDA) organized by Nippon Paint is a trendsetting program that has grown in the past nine years to encompass the best of local talents from 15 countries -- Malaysia, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Pakistan, Thailand, Korea, China, Singapore, Vietnam, India, Taiwan, Japan, Sri Lanka, Hong Kong, and of course the Philippines.


July 30, 2017

The Philipine Star

A game changer in architecture

In November 2016, 26-year old Rebecca Plaza won the gold medal in the architecture catergory and the title of Asia's Young Designer at the 2016 Asia Young Design Award (AYDA). Her winning piece, "Project Noah", is an architectural study for a drug rehabilitation center with a farming facility which is representative of ther penchant for using her creative talent to hatch


January 16, 2017

Business Mirror

Future architects and interior designers awarded

THE prestigious Asia Young Designer Award (AYDA), on its third year, just concluded recently with the theme “Be Bold, Be Free, Be You”. The gold winner, who will represent the country in Indonesia, was awarded to Maria Rebecca Plaza from National University with the design “Project Noah”.


July 15, 2017

Philippine Daily Inquirer

Success by design

“Design for better.” These three words sum up the mission of architectural firm Plaza + Partners—a goal that bodes well for the future of the industry, thanks to the vision of the company’s founder, Rebecca Plaza.


December 31, 2016

The Philippine Star

Making change happen

Architecture is not just about building unique and iconic forms. It is using timber, bricks, mortar and steel to better society and to improve life.

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