Architect John Joseph T. Fernandez’s vision for MLQU’s School of Engineering (SOE) and School of Architecture (SOA)
Ms. Cassandra Lopez had the opportunity to sit down with Architect John Joseph Fernandez, the Dean of the School of Architecture (SOA) and the Acting Dean of the School of Engineering (SOE) at MLQU. The interview delves into his plans for both schools as the School Year 2023-2024 approaches. Dean Fernandez shares his immediate, short-term and long-term goals emphasizing initiatives to improve further the licensure examination performance of SOA and SOE graduates, enhance faculty profiles, develop enriched curricula, further upgrade facilities, and provide faculty enhancement programs.
Immersing oneself in the rich history and cultural significance of architectural heritage is an essential component of understanding the value of heritage conservation. The School of Architecture (SOA), recognizing the importance of such exposure, recently organized an extraordinary exposure trip for its students.
If you can make it in New York, you can make it anywhere, the famous song goes.
The MLQU community will be elated to learn that Bootz M. Plata, an MLQU School of Architecture graduate, has made it in New York City.
Continuing with the series of MLQU Orientation Talks, in the session for Architecture Freshmen entitled ArchiTalks, the new students got to meet the school’s teaching and non-teaching personnel led by Architect John Joseph T. Fernandez. During his talk, Ar. Fernandez highlighted that: “Architecture is the hardest undergraduate program, but the most enjoyable program.”