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CURRICULUM VITAE

Edson G. Cabalfin, Ph.D.
 

Born in Manila, Philippines

Works and lives in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

edson.cabalfin@gmail.com

Education

 

2012 

Ph.D. in History of Architecture and Urban Development

Cornell University

 

2003

Master of Science in Architecture

University of Cincinnati

 

2001

Master of Architecture

University of the Philippines

 

1996

Bachelor of Science in Architecture

University of the Philippines

 

 

Professional Experience

 

2023 to present

Associate Professor (Tenured)

School of Architecture

Tulane University

2020 to present

Associate Dean for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

School of Architecture

Tulane University

 

2020 to present

Director

Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship Program

School of Architecture

Tulane University

2020 to 2023

Professor of Practice in Design Thinking

School of Architecture

Tulane University

2017 to 2018

Curator, Philippine Pavilion

16th Venice Architecture Biennale

2017

Consultant

Village Life Outreach Project

2017, 2007

Instructor

Department of Design and Environmental Analysis

College of Human Ecology

Cornell University

2016 to 2018

Faculty Research Fellow/Project Leader

Live Well Collaborative

2016 to 2020

Coordinator, Interior Design Program

School of Architecture and Interior Design

University of Cincinnati

 

2015 to 2020

Associate Professor (Tenured)

School of Architecture and Interior Design

University of Cincinnati

2009 to 2015

Assistant Professor

School of Architecture and Interior Design

University of Cincinnati

2007 to 2009

Senior Design Architect

Cadiz International

Manila and Dubai

1998 to 2001

Teaching Associate/Instructor

College of Architecture

University of the Philippines

1996 to 1998

Design Associate/Associate Architect

D.A. Silvestre + Associates

1990 to present

Principal/Designer

Talyer Kayumanggi / Brown Workshop

 

 

Grants & Awards

2024

Strategy for Tomorrow Bolster (Individual) Award

2024 Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Awards

Tulane University

2017 to 2018

Curatorship, Philippine Pavilion

16th Venice Architecture Biennale

National Commission for Culture and the Arts

2017

Faculty Excellence Award,

University of the Cincinnati

2014

Outstanding Junior Faculty Award,

College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning

University of Cincinnati

2013

Finalist,

Curtains Competition

Center for American Architecture and Design

University of Texas at Austin

2013

Awardee, 55 Design Heroes and Mentors of the Philippines, BluPrint Magazine

2013

Finalist, Humanities Category

International Convention of Asia Scholars

Ph.D. Thesis Prize

2006

Society of Architectural Historians Junior Annual Meeting Fellowship

2003 to 2007

Sage Graduate Fellowship

Cornell University

2001 to 2003

Fulbright Fellowship

U.S. Department of State

Courses Taught

 

Tulane University

Ecuador Architecture Research Studio

First Year Architecture/Design Studio

Design Thinking for Collective Impact

Design and Society

University of Cincinnati

Senior Interior Design Capstone Studio

Southeast Asia Foreign Study Design Studio

First Year Architecture/Interior Design Studio

Third Year Interior Design Studio

Human-Dimension of Space

History of Interior Design

Research Methods

Advanced Drawing and Rendering

Materials and Construction

Millwork

Fabrics and Fiber-based Materials

Cornell University

Restaurant Design Charette

Interior Design Preservation Studio

Advanced Tagalog

University of the Philippines

Architecture Design Studio

Philippine Multi-Dimensional Arts

History of Architecture

Theory of Architecture

Research Methods

Perspective Drawing

Manual Drafting

Monochromatic Drawing and Rendering

Color Rendering

 
 
Volunteer Work

2023-2024

Chair, Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) Leadership Committee

2022-2023

Chair, Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) Leadership Committee

2021 to present

Member, International Council of Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) - Sustainable Development Goals  Working Group - Heritage and Gender

2021 to present

Member, Pluriversal Working Group, Future of Design Education, led by  IBM, World Design Organization and UC San Diego

2021-2022

Member, Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) Leadership Committee

 

2016

Consultant, Village Life Outreach Project, Cincinnati and Tanzania

 
Skills

 

Critical Thinking

Design Thinking

Human-Centered Design

Design Strategy

Spatial Design

Architectural Design

Graphic Design

Strategic Planning

Historical Analysis and Interpretation

Design Research

Information Management

Project Management

Workshop Facilitation

Visual Communication

Verbal Presentation

Written Communication

Publications

2024

Cabalfin, E. "Archival Notes: Part 1 - Historical Context" and "Archival Notes: Part 2 - Contemporary Responses"  in "Tripa de Gallina: Guts of Estuary" Catalogue of the Philippine Pavilion at the 18th Venice Architecture Biennale 2023. (Manila/Venice: National Commission for Culture and the Arts)

2024

Cabalfin, E. Shifting Sands: Visions, Propositions, Reimaginations (Mandaluyong City: BArchan)

2024

Cabalfin, E. "Philippine Architecture and Neoliberalism" in Manila Architecture Guide, edited by Bianca Martin  (Berlin: DOM Publishers)

2024

Cabalfin, E. "The Platform City: Skywalking in Metro Manila", in  Interior Urbanism Theory Reader, edited by Gregory Marinic (London: Routledge)

2023

Cabalfin, E. "Appropriating the Native: Shifting Definitions of the Vernacular in Twentieth Century Philippine Architecture", in  Design and the Vernacular: Interpretations for Contemporary Architecture Practice and Theory, edited by Paul Memmott, John Ting, Tim O' Rourke, and Marcel Vellinga (London: Bloomsbury)

2023

Cabalfin, E., Nicholson, K., Parr, A., Ng, A., Daniels, K., Lopez-Dinardi, M., Resnick, N., "Fellowships in Architectural Education", Report of the ACSA Leadership Committee 2022-2023, (Washington D.C.: Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture)

2023

Cabalfin, E. "Towards Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at Tulane School of Architecture", in The ReView: How and What For, edited by Andrea Bardon deTena (Barcelona: Actar/Tulane School of Architecture)

2022

Cabalfin, E. What Kids Should Know About Filipino Architecture, Second Edition (Manila: Adarna Books)

2020

Cabalfin, E. "Kawilihan: Constructing a Fascination" in The Vargas Collection: Art and Filipiniana, edited by Patrick Flores (Quezon City: U.P. Vargas Museum), pp. 58-95

2020

Cabalfin, E. (Zikang Zhang, trans.), “Posuto-koroniaru jidai no aidentiti -poritikusu to bankokuhakurankai ni okeru firipin-kan 1958-1992” (Postcolonial Identity Politics and Philippine Pavilions in International Expositions, 1958–1992), in Mayuko Sano, ed., Banpaku-gaku: Bankokuhakurankai to iu sekai o haaku suru hoho (Expo-logy: Expos as a Method of Grasping the World), Kyoto: Shibunkaku shuppan, 2020, pp. 225-239. 

2020

Cabalfin, E. "Book Review - Deco Filipino: Art Deco Heritage in the Philippines", Spirit of Progress: Journal of Art Deco and Modernism Society of Australia, Spring 2020, 21(4): 32-33

2020

Cabalfin, E. "Bahay Kubo as Iconography: Representing the Vernacular in Postwar Architecture in the Philippines" in Fabrications: Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians - Australia and New Zealand, 30(1) (London: Taylor and Francis)

 

2018

Cabalfin, E. editor. The City Who Had Two Navels: Official Catalogue of the Philippine Pavilion, 16th Venice Architecture Biennale (Manila/Venice: National Commission for Culture and the Arts)

2018

Cabalfin, E. “A Manifesto Towards Architecture that is Inclusive, Humane and Empowering” in BluPrint Magazine: Architecture and Design Sourcebook, Special Issue (Manila, October 2018)

2017

Cabalfin, E. “Postcolonial Identity Politics and Philippine Pavilions in International Expositions, 1958-1992” in Asia, Expos and Human History, edited by Mayuko Sano (Kyoto, Japan: International Research Center for Japanese Studies)

2016

Cabalfin, E. “Conquest and Resistance: Intersections of Colonialism and Modernity in Twentieth-Century Philippine Architectures” in Journal of Southeast Asian Architecture, No. 13 (Singapore: National University of Singapore)

2015

Cabalfin, E.  What Kids Should Know About Filipino Architecture (Manila: Adarna Books)

2015

Cabalfin, E. “Nasyonalismo at Arkitekturang Filipino (Nationalism and Filipino Architecture)” in Kritikal na Espasyo sa Kulturang Popular (Critical Spaces in Popular Culture), edited by Roland Tolentino and Gary Deviles (Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press)

2015

Cabalfin, E. “Rampa: Dynamics of Queer Space and Sex Work at Quezon Memorial Circle, Philippines” in Ways of Queering, Ways of Seeing, edited by Jillian Cox and Jo Grez (Oxford, UK: Inter-disciplinary Press)

2015

Cabalfin, E. “Allure of the Native: Representing Philippine Vernacular Architecture in International Expositions, 1887-1998” in Traditional Dwellings and Settlements Working Paper Series, 258  (Berkeley, CA: International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments, IASTE)

2015

Cabalfin, E. “Condensing the Country: Identity Politics in the Design of the Nayong Pilipino (Philippine Village) and the1998 Expo Pilipino” in Espasyo: Journal of Philippine Architecture and Allied Arts, 1(6) (Manila: National Commission for Culture and the Arts)

2015

Cabalfin, E. “Revitalizing a Historic District” in BluPrint Magazine: Architecture and Design Sourcebook, Special Issue (Manila, October 2015)

2014

Cabalfin, E. The Politics of Nation in the Urban Form of Informal Settlements in Quezon City, Philippines” in Reading the Architecture of Underprivileged Classes, edited by Nnamdi Elleh, (London: Ashgate Press)

2010

Cabalfin, E. “The Other’s Other: Self-Exoticism and National Identity in Postcolonial Philippine Architectures, 1946-1998” in Espasyo: Journal of Philippine Architecture and Allied Arts, 1(1) (Manila: National Commission for Culture and the Arts, 2010)

2008

Cabalfin, E. “Drama Unfolding: The CSB-SDA Building” in Tsuper Magazine, Vol. 1 (Manila: October 80 Publications, December 2008)

2007

Cabalfin, E. “Space and Place in the Livable City” in “You are Not a Tourist” Exhibition Catalogue, Joselina Cruz, curator, Curating Lab, Singapore Art Show, (September – October 2007, Singapore)

2006

Cabalfin, E. “Modernizing the Native: The Vernacular and the Nation in Philippine Modern Architectures” in DOCOMOMO Journal, No. 43, (Paris, France: DOCOMOMO – International Working Party on the Documentation and Conservation of Buildings, Sites and Neighborhoods of the Modern Movement, March 2006)

2005

Cabalfin, E. “Pagbalangkas/Paghulma ng Tanong: Usaping Nasyonalismo, Pagkakakilanlan at Postcolonial na Paglinang sa Arkitekturang Filipino” (Outlining/Shaping the Question: Discourse of Nationalism, Identity and Postcolonial Development in Filipino Architecture) in Muhon: Journal on Architecture, Landscape Architecture and the Designed Environment, No. 2 (Quezon City: University of the Philippines – College of Architecture)

2003

Cabalfin, E. “Mala-Baklang Espasyo sa Arkitekturang Filipino: Estetika, Morpolohiya, Konteksto (Bakla-like Spaces in Filipino Architecture: Aesthetics, Morphology, Context)” in Tabi-Tabi sa Pagsasantanbi: Critical Notes by Lesbians and Gays on the Arts, Culture and Language, edited by Eugene Evasco, Roselle Pineda and Rommel Rodriguez (Quezon City: University of the Philippines Press)

2003

Cabalfin, E. “Intersections, Representations and Exoticism: Reconfiguring the Historiography of Philippine Art Deco Architecture” in Bulawan: Journal on Philippine Culture and the Arts, No. 8 (Manila: National Commission for Culture and the Arts)

2002

Cabalfin, E. “Contextualizing Culture and Identity in Architecture: The Postcolonial Development of Filipino Architecture” in Arkitekturang Filipino: Spaces and Places in History (The Multimedia CD-ROM Edition), edited by Gerard Lico, (Manila: National Commission for Culture and the Arts)

 

2001

Cabalfin, E. “Pagbalangkas ng Arkitekturang Filipino: Alternatibong Kritikal na Kategorya sa Filipinong Historyograpiyang Arkitektural (Reframing Filipino Architecture: Alternative Critical Categories in Filipino Architectural Historiography)” in Humanities Diliman: Journal of the University of the Philippines – Diliman, Vol. 1, No. 2 (Quezon City: Office of the Vice-Chancellor for Research Coordination, University of the Philippines – Diliman): 31-55

2001

Cabalfin, E. “Nasyonalismo at Arkitektura: Postcolonial na Paglilinang sa Arkitekturang Filipino (Nationalism and Architecture: Postcolonial Framing in Filipino Architecture)”in Bulawan: Journal on Philippine Culture and the Arts, No. 3 (Manila: National Commission for Culture and the Arts)

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