“Improved infrastructure within our cities serves as the platform for better daily life. It will help bring down the costs of production, improve rural incomes, encourage countryside investments, and make the movement of goods and people more efficient. Infrastructure is the very pavement from which we tread; is the urban glue that binds the individual buildings together and the quality of that infrastructure determines the quality of our lives. The role architects play within the greater community is imperative in creating the blueprints that serve as the foundations of a nation we envision up to several generations after us. The urban fabric that we create today has implications on the way people live even 50 years from now, bestowing upon architects a social responsibility to effectively shape the cities that, in turn, shape the buildings that shape our lives.
Three years ago, “Anthology Architecture and Design Festival” was founded to promote the idea that architecture matters. Its main drive is both to create awareness about the value and importance of architecture in our communities, and to elevate the level of the built environment in our nation by showcasing the best of Philippine design and presenting to the world the ideas that Filipinos are capable of.”