INTERNATIONAL TEAM

Sarri Tapales

is festival director and producer of ARTKITEKTURA Festival of Architecture and the Arts in the Philippines.  She manages learning and development programmes on architecture and design for the London practice Citydesigner and the nonprofit group Architecture Steiner.  She trained in dance in Manila, and theatre design and technology in New York, working in theatre and film festivals.  In 1988 she joined the Cultural Centre of the Philippines before becoming a freelance production designer and project manager, until she started a family in 1995.  This led her to explore holistic approaches to designing living spaces.  Sarri manages cultural programmes in the UK and the Philippines, enabling international and multidisciplinary collaborations at every opportunity.

 

Pieter van der Ree

is a lecturer (Netherlands) and curator of the International Exhibition on Living Architecture.  He was born in the Netherlands and studied Architecture at the Technical University in Delft.  After his study he joined the ORTA-Atelier, an office for ecological architecture and organic design.  In 2000 he was commissioned to write a book on Organic Architecture, and in the course of that he curated a traveling exhibition on the same subject.  Alongside his work at Alanus University he gives lectures and courses internationally and has published several books and numerous articles on architecture.  His special field of interest is the relation between architecture and the human being.

 

Gregory Burgess

is a lecturer (Australia), and since 1972 has been the principal designer for Gregory Burgess, with an emphasis on architecture as a collaborative social, healing and ecological art.  His international reputation has been established through a body of work including housing, community, cultural (including Aboriginal), tourism, educational, health, religious, commercial, exhibition design and urban design projects.  Burgess has been the recipient of numerous awards including the national Sir Zelman Cowen Award for Public Buildings, the Victorian Architecture Medal for the best building of the year, the Australian Institute of Architects Gold Medal for distinguished service by an Australian architect, the Robert Mathew Award for outstanding contributions to the development of architecture in the Commonwealth, and twice awarded the international Kenneth F Brown Asia Pacific Culture and Architectural Design Award.

 

Richard Coleman

is a lecturer (United Kingdom) and associate producer of ARTKITEKTURA.  He is a British architect and urban designer specialising in design assessment, heritage intervention and townscape enhancement.  Following an early career restoring and adapting both Windsor Castle and Hampton Court Palace, he ran the UK's Royal Commission on Design Review for 13 years.  For 20 years he has led Citydesigner, a consultancy of 12 architects, urban designers and historians, collaborating on challenging and innovative projects involving modern design in relation to heritage sites.  Richard is co-founder of worldarchitecturenews.com, chairman of the Architecture Club UK, and has lectured at Oxford University, the Royal Academy and abroad.  He advises and collaborates with leading architects in London and the UK.

 

Luis Lopez

is a Structural Engineer who has focused his work on bamboo construction.  He was heavily involved in the research and development of the new seismic construction code for bamboo in Colombia.  He has a Masters degree from the University of `Los Andes and a Bachelors degree in Engineering from the National University in Bogotá.  Luis Felipe has worked closely with world renowned bamboo Architect Simón Vélez, and is currently a structural engineer advisor for the Hilti Foundation in the Philippines.

 

Nicolas Pople

has over 35 years of practice experience.  Prior to setting up his own office in 1985 he worked for Ahrends, Burton and Koralek, Owers and Lumley (ex partners of Sir Leslie Martin), and was an associate with Chapman Lisle in London.  Since 1981 he has combined practice, teaching and lecturing work and is presently a tutor at London Southbank University.  A long term interest in sustainability has developed into a practice specialism and this has more recently been expanded into conservation work: he has a diploma in the Conservation of Historic Buildings from the Architectural Association.  The philosophy of his work is the conviction that architecture plays a crucial role in both individual and social development.

 

FILIPINO TEAM

Mark Wilson

is associate producer of ARTKITEKTURA.  Filipino-American, he lived in Manila until he moved to Boston to study Art History.  In 2001-06, he was a Waldorf class teacher in California.  He retrained as an interior and lighting designer in Los Angeles and New York City, and now runs WE Design, a design studio in Manila with partner architect Nicole Escalona.

 

Nikki Dionisio

is festival manager of ARTKITEKTURA.  She graduated with a degree in Arts Management, Cumlaude, from De La Salle-College of St. Benilde.  She worked as arts manager and marketing officer at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and as entertainment manager of The Theatre at Solaire for 10 years, then launched her own events company, Just Dream Production and Events.  In 2009, she was selected by the CCP and the U.S. Embassy to represent the Philippines in the International Fellowship and Training for Performing Arts Managers at the JF Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC.  From 2013 to 2016, she’s been a regular resource speaker on arts and culture in the Southeast Asian Cultural Values International Conferences organised by the Korean Foundation for Advanced Studies and the Royal Academy of Cambodia.  She is currently Orchestra Manager of the Philippine Pops Orchestra (Philpops) and Production Management Consultant of the National Music Competitions for Young Artists (NAMCYA), a CCP resident company.

 

Reji Regalado

is production manager of ARTKITEKTURA.  He studied Interior Design at the University of the Philippines, graduating in 1989.  Since 1993 he has been a freelance interior designer and production designer for film, television and commercials.  His clients include Unilever, Colgate- Palmolive, Globe Telecom, PLDT, Smart, Mcdonalds, leading production houses and others.  Reji was lecturer on Production Design for Film at the Asia Pacific Film Institute in 2013.

 

Joji Coloma

is sales and marketing head for ARTKITEKTURA.  Joji's career in advertising started from the time she graduated from Siena College with a degree in hotel and restaurant management, and with a certificate for ‘Fine Arts Advertising’ from the Philippine Women's University.  For 22 years, her expertise has been with advertising sales, pioneering in the genre of content selling.  After working for three years with ABS CBN Publishing for Metro Magazine, Joji moved to One Mega Group and handled Bluprint, My Home and Condo Living among other lifestyle magazines catering to the AB and C market.  After ten years with Mega, she then moved to a real estate TV show as its Sales Head.  Joji now does consultancy work in sales and marketing and operates her very own marketing services company.

 

Olive Joy Cabacungan

is marketing consultant of ARTKITEKTURA Festival of Architecture and the Arts in the Philippines.  She graduated with a degree in Communications Arts, Cumlaude, from the University of Santo Tomas and later took her Master in Communication at the Ateneo De Manila University.  She has experience in International marketing and has been handling media planning and marketing requirements of multinational brands for the past 17 years.  She was an exchange student to Tokyo, Japan and in 2008, she was selected by Rotary International to participate in a Group Study Exchange Program to Canada and the United States.  This year, she launched her own consultancy firm, Valera Marketing and Creatives.  Olive is also a professional writer and events host.