UAP mourns the passing of Past National President Alcordo

December 6, 2017 | By: UAP Keeping You Posted

It is with great sadness but a tremendous sense of gratitude that United Architects of the Philippines acknowledges the passing of its Past National President, Arch. Richeto C. Alcordo.

Richeto C. Alcordo, is a graduate of Bachelor in Architecture from Cebu Institute of Technology, Cebu City, in 1964 and Master in Architecture from the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S. A. in 1970.

A consistent academic scholar during his college days, he was president of the Honor Society of the Cebu Institute of Technology in 1963. After his graduation, he became an instructor at the Freeman Design Studio, Department of Architecture of the Cebu Institute of Technology and at the Senior Studio, Department of Architecture, University of San Carlos in Cebu City. After studying abroad, he started his professional practice as senior partner of Alcordo Concepcion Alcoseba, Architects from 1971 to 1972; as the principal architect of his own firm RCAlcordo & Associates from 1973 up to the present, and president of Synthesis, Inc. from 2004 up to the present. He was a recipient of an Architectural Competition Award in 1989 for the proposed townhouse development of the Manila Polo Club in Makati City and the proposed Searle Office Building on EDSA, Mandaluyong City in 1991.

As an active member of the United Architects of the Philippines since 1975, Richeto C. Alcordo served in several working committees and later as national officer. In 1983, he was conferred the title “Fellow, UAP” (the highest award conferred on UAP member) for his exemplary works in Design and exceptional service to the UAP. He was elected UAP national vice president in 1981 and the 10th national president in 1990 and was reelected in 1991. As national president he formulated the thrusts drawn from his basic principles: service to members, pursuit of professional excellence, and responsive leadership. The most significant event during his term as national president was the recognition of the United Architects of the Philippines (UAP) as the Philippine National Section of UIA. He also addressed the XVIII Assembly of the Union Internationale des Architectes in Montreal, Canada in June 1990.

His dedication to the profession and the professional organization led to his involvement in the umbrella organization of architects in Asia. Richeto C. Alcordo headed the Filipino delegation during the 4th Asian Congress of Architects (ACA 4) in New Delhi, India, in September 1990 and the 6th ARCASIA Forum in Beijing, China, in September 1991. He was elected as deputy chairman for Zone B of ARCASIA for 1990–1992 and was elected as the 7th ARCASIA Chairman in 1993–1994. He continues to serve ARCASIA as its adviser.

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