In early 2007 Architect Evangelista set up Studio Evangelista, a
professional firm for Architecture and Urban Design. His staff is
composed of handpicked former students and his engineering consultants
are mostly fellow graduates of U.P. The firm began with designing
several residential units but has since worked on schools, commercial
buildings, offices, and urban design projects.
Evangelista's favorite works all share such common features as open
plans, straightforward circulation patterns, multi-levels, clean
facades, fine grains and textures, and a simple mix of contrasting
colors. On a larger scale his urban design concepts focus on open
spaces, mixed uses, and designing for the pedestrian experience.
this, he refuses to label his work as falling into any particular
style, rationalizing that a design is a collaborative effort of the
architect and his staff, consultants, contractors, and owners, dependent
on the land and neighborhood environment, and often controlled by
various outside factors, so that the finished product will always be
unique to its own situation. His fundamental objective is client
satisfaction, and this therefore, is the firm's specialty.
Alex Evangelista, principal architect of Studio Evangelista, has been
a practicing architect for more than 12 years, the same number of years
he's been teaching at the U.P. College of Architecture in Diliman. He is also a partner at CDEP (Center for the Designed Environment Professions), a seminar and review center.
He started his training as a draftsman in Luis and Associates and
earned his professional license in 1995. After completing Masteral
Studies in Urban Design at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte,
USA, he explored his professional options in the construction industry.
He helped set up AEFD (Abiog, Evangelista, Fresnoza, David) Architects
with his college buddies, and served as Architectural Consultant at
Accura Construction before he decided to venture out on his own. In the
meantime, he had begun teaching at U.P. while taking his second masters
program at the School of Urban and Regional Planning.
from his home office he designed several houses, commercial centers,
school buildings, and industrial facilities, and did acoustical
consultancy work. He also teamed up with colleagues from the UPCA
faculty to work on several planning and urban design projects.