Aaron Julius M. Lecciones

Architect | Designer | Planner | Educator

Aaron Lecciones is a registered and licensed Architect in the Philippines and an Assistant Professor and former Director for Extension Services at the College of Architecture, UP Diliman. Arch. Aaron earned his BS Architecture and MA in Urban and Regional Planning degrees from the University of the Philippines, Diliman, and an MSc in Practising Sustainable Development with distinction at Royal Holloway, University of London. He is currently a 2022 Fulbright-CHED Scholar pursuing a PhD in Urban Design and Planning at the College of Built Environments at the University of Washington, Seattle.  He was a recipient of the 2011 British Chevening Scholarship and a regional winner of the 2005 Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction. Arch. Aaron’s research interests are at the intersection of sustainable and resilient urban design, wetland conservation and management, nature-based solutions, and green buildings.

His 15 years of experience span work in design and construction, tourism, disaster risk reduction and management, climate change, and sustainable development in the Philippines, South Korea, Hong Kong, China, ASEAN Member States, and Canada. He is also the lead Architect of the Ramsar-listed Las Piñas – Parañaque Wetland Park’s Wetland Center. Before joining the UP College of Architecture, he was previously Assistant Professor at the College of Human Ecology, UPLB; Senior Lecturer at the College of Architecture, FEATI University; and Senior Lecturer at the Architecture and Multimedia Arts programs of the School of Design and Arts at De La Salle College of Saint Benilde. 

Architect Aaron also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Society for the Conservation of Philippine Wetlands, Inc. and is a member of the Society of Wetland Scientists and the Society for Ecological Restoration.


2015 - Present


Directs the architectural design of structures and functional spaces and provides input in master planning and the overall direction of adding aesthetic value.  Leads the firm in matters with regards to sustainability, disaster management, and the environment.

2009 - Present

Aaron Lecciones Architects

Provides original, customized, creative solutions to clients through a dynamic and progressive innovation-based process appropriate to each design proposition. Commits to deliver accurate, intelligent results that meet aesthetic, functional, and environmental requirements and balances this commitment with corporate, strategic, financial and time objectives.

About Me

Experienced architect and educator. Specialises in the sustainability of communities with particular focus on disaster risk reduction and management and the human ecological aspects of design in the built and natural environment. Skilled in sustainable architecture, urban master planning, tourism planning, project development and management, and capacity building.




MA Urban and Regional Planning
University of the Philippines Diliman
4.0/4.0 GPA


MSc Practising Sustainable Development
Royal Holloway, University of London Distinction, 4.0/4.0 GPA


BS Architecture
University of the Philippines Diliman
Gawad Tsanselor, 3.0/4.0 GPA


Reasoning Skills
VERBAL GRE 91 percentile

Prof. Jay Mistry, PhD

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Arch. Celestino Ulep

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