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Beautiful builder

26 May 2019 | The Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines — Architect Rebecca Plaza radiates with passion that magnifies the power of her thoughts, vision and character. Her honest eloquence and strength of words bring forth her message.

The founder and managing director of Plaza+Partners Inc. architectural firm, 28-year-old Rebecca is inspired by her surroundings — whether through traveling, meeting new people or just by looking out her office window with an unobstructed view of the National Library in Manila.

2019 Anthology Architecture and Design Festival Set to Open in Manila

06 Feb 2019 | ArchDaily

The annual Anthology Architecture & Design Festival will take place in Fort Santiago, Manila. The three-day event showcases architecture and design within the Philippines and the Southeast Asian region and brings together practitioners and stakeholders to increase awareness about the relevance of architecture and design. As an incubator, the overall theme “Impact Architecture” will focus on the role of architects in the development of long-term, sustainable solutions to urban development, social inclusion, and cultural vibrancy.

Why is Philippine architecture lagging behind?

06 Feb 2019 | The Philippine Daily Inquirer

Studying in Britain and then pursuing a postgraduate degree in Hong Kong, architect Rebecca Plaza would come home to the Philippines and see changes in the skyline.

The “Coachella” of architecture unfolds at Fort Santiago

06 Feb 2019 | People Asia

Considered as the “mother of all arts,” architecture affects us directly since we spend 90 percent of our lives indoors. And as the country is poised to embark on its most ambitious infrastructure program in decades, several leading Filipino architects respond to architecture’s looming importance by organizing the fourth annual “Anthology.” Everybody, including non-architects, is welcome.​

Architecture’s biggest stars align for a music festival-inspired ‘celebration’

05 Feb 2019 | Business Mirror

Renowned global and local architects and experts in related fields converge for Anthology Architecture and Design Festival 2019 from February 15 to 17 at Fort Santiago in Intramuros, Manila.

Anthology Fest 2019 to Touch on Impact of Architecture on Modern Living

01 Feb 2019 | Philippine Tatler

Now on its fourth year, the annual architecture and design festival aims to raise awareness on how architecture and proper design can make a difference on the global urban scene

Anthology Architecture and Design Festival 2019

02 Jan 2019 | Business Mirror

EVER since I have met Architect William Ti, I have always been stuck by his sense of passion for serving his country through design and architecture. 

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

14 Sep 2018 | The Straits Times

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.

International experts point out the great point in urban design in Hanoi's Old Quarter

13 Sep 2018 | Diễn Đàn Đất Đai

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Designing Cities 4.0 at The World Economic Forum on ASEAN

12 Sep 2018 | World Economic Forum

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.

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

16 Aug 2018 | Lifestyle Asia

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.

Harvest Market Place Opens

01 Aug 2018 | When in Manila

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.

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

04 Jun 2018 | Business World

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.

Anthology Architecture Festival 2018 Discussed Social Architecture With Top Design Professionals

27 Feb 2018 | World Architecture Community

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.

Design Philosophy

01 Nov 2017 | People Asia

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.

A game changer in architecture

31 Jul 2017 | The Philippine Star

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

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

06 Jul 2017 | Lifestyle Asia

The Annual Lifestyle Asia Game Changers list:
Thirty young men and women are challenging themselves, pursuing personal goals, tapping the sun for power, developing a destination from the Philippines’ waves, creating a taste for Filipino flavors abroad, writing new music, technology, designing sustainable architecture and building homes for calamity survivors, preparing to take up the cause for the marginalized to realize a world as close to their dreams with the possibility of exceeding their loftiest aspirations.

Success by design

16 Jul 2017 | Philippine Daily Inquirer

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

Future architects and interior designers awarded

17 Jan 2017 | Business Mirror

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Making change happen

01 Jan 2017 | The Philippine Star

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.

Rewarding Filipino and Asian talent in architecture and interior design

24 Dec 2016 | The Philippine Star

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.

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