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Yolanda David-Reyes

Yolanda David-Reyes



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YOLANDA DAVID-REYES is an architect and an environmental planner. She is the principal of YDR Design and Planning Consultants which specializes in architectural design and facility master development planning.

She finished her BS degree in Architecture in 1975 and her MS degree in Architecture in 1986 at the University of Santo Tomas College of Architecture and Fine Arts and Graduate School respectively. She earned her PhD academic units at the School of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of the Philippines.

Architect Reyes is married to Architect Romulo Locso Reyes who is also her business partner in their combined design, planning and construction firms, RL Reyes Design and Construction and YDR Design and Planning Consultants. They have three children namely Rubirose (married to Saturnino L. Ong), Roanna and Rommel, and two grand daughters Sabina Marie Ong and Nina Louise Ong. Rubirose (Beng) completed her BA Psychology at the University of the Philippines, Roanna (Wanwan) her BS Architecture at the University of Santo Tomas, while Rommel his Economics course at the Ateneo de Manila.

Architect Reyes was appointed Dean of the UST College of Architecture and Fine Arts in 1991 and served as such for nine years. She has brought into its faculty a deep sense of professionalism that has inspired a corresponding commitment to excellence among the studentry. It was under her stewardship, the College was evaluated, rated and proclaimed “Center of Excellence” in the year 1999 by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED). During that time, the College ranked first among all Architecture schools in the Philippines.

As Dean, she successfully helped the architects and academicians achieve their goals for higher education more accessible through the UST Graduate School’s Distance Learning Program. She is mostly sensitive to the educational needs of the architects who reside in the far regions of the country and where no graduate education institutions exist. This program was designed for the architects who are in the academe particularly when a post-graduate degree was made a mandatory requirement by CHED to faculty members of BS Architecture. To date, many architects are enrolled and some have completed their masters degree programs through this mode.