The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) has conferred the People’s Choice Award for the Haligi ng Dangal Awards 2018 to Landscape Architect Renato A. Heray, one of the outstanding alumni of FEATI University. The awarding ceremony was held on November 24, 2018 at the Marble Hall, Ayuntamiento de Manila in Intramuros, Manila.
Architect Heray was cited for his masterpiece, the Valenzuela People’s Park located in Valenzuela City, Metro Manila, for its avant-garde design as if re-sculpturing the existing environment to blend well with the fast paced life in a metropolis.
Architect Heray graduated in 1985 with a degree of Bachelor of Science in Architecture. During his college days, he exemplified the model student, fully focused on his academics as well as other extracurricular activities.
Armed with the FEATI brand of education and the core values instilled in him, Architect Heray had many milestones in his professional career. He is a registered ASEAN architect and is currently the Secretary General of the United Architects of the Philippines (UAP), a prestigious organization whose members belong to the select few with outstanding credentials in the field of architecture.
In 2012, he was recognized as the most outstanding UAP member. He also received the Philippine Quill Award for his innovation called the mobile shower van that was used during Typhoon Yolanda in collaboration with media giant, ABS-CBN Channel 2.
He is a principal architect of iC Architecture and Landscapes from 1999 up to the present. Having been at the forefront of the firm, Architect Heray was involved in several big ticket projects that may be considered already as part of his legacy.
Recognizing his exemplary record as an architect and a proactive socio-civic leader, Architect Heray was also given the Professional Award for Architecture by FEATI University in March 2018.
The Panel of Jurors belong to the cream of the crop as follows: Architect Joel Rico, who represented the United Architects of the Philippines; LArch. Jose Antonio Bimbao, president of the Philippine Association of Landscape Architects; IDr. Lilia de Jesus, president of the Philippine Institute of Interior Designers; and Architect Rogelio Caringal, head of the National Committee on Architecture and the Allied Arts of the NCCA.
The Haligi ng Dangal is a biennial award given to industry professionals for their completed/executed works in Architecture and its Allied Professions like Landscape Architecture, Interior Design, and Environmental Planning. (FEATI News)