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September 13, 2018


6 conversations you missed at the World Economic Forum on ASEAN

HANOI, Vietnam — Education, technology, and soft skills took center stage at the World Economic Forum on ASEAN this week as leaders discussed how to support their workforce — and particularly entrepreneurs — in a rapidly changing society.


August 15, 2018

Lifestyle Asia

Lifestyle Asia’s New Coffee Table Book “Millennials. Travel. Entertaining.” is Now Available on Bookstands

Each year, Lifestyle Asia releases a coffee table book to capture what “living at its finest” truly means. The first series, entitled Home & Away, visited the dwellings of Manila’s discriminating bunch both in the Philippines and abroad.

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March 7, 2018


2nd Annual Smart Cities Conference

Asia's Young Designer Award Gold Medalist Rebecca Plaza shares her experience as young professional at the Award's 10th Anniversary in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


September 13, 2018

The Straits Times

People must be at the centre of smart city planning, say experts

Ms Maria Rebecca Pelaez, president of Manila-based architectural design firm Plaza + Partners Inc, highlighted the importance of reviewing the past to come up with effective solutions for the future that addressed the human dimension.


July 31, 2018

When In Manila

Harvest Market Place Opens

Gone are the days when the palengke was crowded, smelly, and terribly designed. Two palengkes in Cavite are stepping up their game by launching a non-traditional vibe.


February 26, 2018

World Architecture Community

Anthology Architecture Festival 2018 Discussed Social Architecture With Top Design Professionals

Anthology Architecture and Design Festival 2018 has brought together top architecture and design professionals from all over the world in search of developing an architecture that promotes a network of inclusive barrier-free spaces that engage communities and their people with the theme Social Architecture.


September 11, 2018

World Economic Forum

Designing Cities 4.0 at The World Economic Forum on ASEAN

Alongside Janil Puthucheary, Senior Minister of State for Transport, Communications and Information of Singapore, Nguyen Thien Nhan, Deputy Primie Minister of Viet Nam, Markus Lorenzini, CEO and President of Siemens Asia, and Yasu Ota of Nikkei, Rebecca Plaza shares her two cents on designing cities for the future as the only female on the panel.


June 3, 2018

Business World

She was called ‘hija’ in the boardroom. Now she handles 40 people

Rebecca Plaza, the 27-year-old founder and managing director of architectural firm Plaza + Partners, Inc., was about to move to Hong Kong from U.K. to apprentice under her “idol,” starchitect Rem Koolhas in 2014.

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