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PUP-CAFA on its glorious 20th Anniversary

The long wait is over, as the Polytechnic University of the Philippines – College of Architecture and Fine Arts unfolds its 20th Founding Anniversary this year with the theme, AWANGGAN: Decades of Serving as a Beacon of Excellence, Advancing Advocacies, and Celebration of Milestones in Architecture and Interior Design.

‘Awanggan’ means infinity, and as this year’s College of Architecture and Fine Arts’ Week will be serving another benchmark as the College celebrates its accomplishments in its 20 years of existence in the University, we are also looking forward for more, like an infinite possibilities the College could reach for more years to come.

Leading this week-long celebration, the CAFA Student Council is more than hopeful for all of the CAFAtids as well as the faculties to enjoy and participate to all of the activities they have prepared this year.

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Going back to the roots

As the new millennium turns, PUP created new colleges to pursue the vision of varied course offerings affordable and accessible to the masses, its prime clientele, thus, the College of Architecture and Fine Arts was born on February 22, 2000, along with other colleges in our university. On hindsight, the Architecture program started first as a course offering way back in the year 1987 under the tutelage of the newly created College of Engineering and Architecture (CEA) under the helm of Dean Herman Padua. His vision of turning the Institute of Technology which is offering courses in Engineering then, into a full-blown college was realized with the creation of the new Department of Architecture.

Since then, from being a department into a lone College together with the newly opened program in Interior Design, CAFA already had proven itself to be one of the prime and top schools to study the two mentioned courses. Just last June 2019 Licensure Examination in Interior Design, the College exhibited domination as it has become the Top Performing School in the said profession. Last year’s June 2018 Architect Licensure Examination, and August 2018 Special Licensure Examination for Architects were the highlights of the College when it consecutively grabbed the First Spot for the Top examinees in the name of Ar. Paolo Martirez, and Ar. Rigina Young, respectively.

CAFA Week 2020 highlights

As the CAFA Week 2020 officially commences on March 2, 2020, lots of activities are prepared for the students to enjoy and participate in. Various Academic competitions and Non-Academic Competitions, being laid for them to challenge and show their competitive side as well as to relive the essence of Unity and network amongst the CAFAtids.

For this year’s College Academic Competition, those who will be winning in different categories will be the CAFA’s official representative for the next Academic Year’s University Academic Competition. The CAFA Sports Festival will also be another way to see anyone that has the niche on becoming one of our CAFA Athletes who competes in the University Intramurals as well as the Federation of Architecture Schools Involved in Athletics (FASIA). Adding another activity this year is the CAFA Short Film Festival organized by the College’s Photography Organization – Iskolarawan. The search for new Mister and Miss CAFA will also launch and will be crowned at the culminating event. These are just a few of MORE activities fancy this year.

For complete Schedule of Activities, check out the CAFA Student Council’s social media accounts: on Facebook, @PUPCAFASCofficial; on Twitter, and on Instagram, @cafasc_pup.

Truly, the College of Architecture and Fine Arts will be continuing on doing its share to contribute for the growth and dynamism of the University it proudly belongs, for more comprehensive and towards epistemic community, as it moves cautiously on benchmarking its mission and vision for the future of the students, and for the greater good of the country. May God always be with PUP-CAFA.

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