Architect Dominic Galicia
Architect Dominic Galicia is the current president of The International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) Philippines. He obtained his professional degree in architecture in 1988 from the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, where he was a Notre Dame Scholar. In June 2005, he received a University of Notre Dame Distinguished Asian Pacific Alumni Award. He also studied architecture for a year at Notre Dame’s campus in Rome, and pursued graduate studies in architecture at Pratt Institute in New York.
Architect Galicia is concerned with the preservation of historic architectural sites. He has served as Vice President of the Heritage Conservation Society (HCS), sits on its Advisory Council, and represents it on the Board of Trustees of the Philippines Green Building Initiative (PGBI).
For two three-year terms, he represented HCS on the Executive Council of the National Committee on Monuments and Sites (NCMS) of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA). He also represents the Philippines in the International Scientific Committee on Twentieth-century Heritage (ISC20C) of the ICOMOS, in which he serves as an adviser to the Escolta Commercial Association Inc. (ECAI) and helps guide the public-private initiative to revive Escolta, Manila’s historic downtown.
Architect Galicia’s current projects include the proposed 20,000 square meter National Museum of Natural History, in Rizal Park, Manila, and the proposed 10-hectare Hyundai Logistics Center in Calamba, Laguna, both of which were awarded to his Architecture Firm as the result of short-listed competitions. Other ongoing projects include the renovation of the Herald Building in Intramuros, Manila.
His completed projects include the Magallanes Church in Magallanes Village, Makati, Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Chuch in Fairmount Hills, Antipolo, the interior design of the Parish Church of St. Benedict in Ayala Westgrove Heights, and the renovation of Santo Nino Church in Tacloban, Leyte.
The various private residences he designed have been included in the books “25 Tropical Houses in the Philippines,” published by Periplus Editions (Singapore) in 2005, “Philippine Style,” published by Anvil (Philippines) in 2013, and “Contemporary Houses in the Philippines,” published by Images Publishing Group (Australia) in 2014.