Work Experience

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2015 – Present

Partner
CREDESIGN PH

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.

    Recent Projects
      • 4.5 hectares condominium site development at Mactan, Cebu
      • 3,000 sq.m. Public Plaza at Bacnotan, La Union
      • 350 sq.m. Italian Villa at Stonecrest, San Pedro, Laguna
      • Katipunan Avenue master planning
      • Las Piñas Parañaque Wetland Park master planning
2009 – Present

Principal
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.

    Recent Projects
      • 1,080 sqm Wetland Education Centre at Las Piñas Parañaque Wetland Park
      • 188 sq.m. generational use residence at Marymount Village, Los Baños, Laguna
      • 80sqm Container van urban retreat in Ridgemont Executive Village, Taytay, Rizal
      • 120 sq.m. container van golf villa, Summit Ridge, Batangas
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Aug 2020 – Present

Assistant Professor I
College of Architecture, UP Diliman

Assistant Professor at the College of Architecture at the University of the Philippines, Diliman Campus. Member of the Tropical Design Studio Lab and Urban Design Studio Lab. Teaches undergraduate (Architectural Communication courses – Arch 4 & 5) and graduate courses (Arch 205 Tropical Design and Arch 232 Environmental Issues in Urban Design). Current research deals with Urban Waterfronts, Wetlands in Urban Areas, Sustainable Built Environments, and Wetland Learning Centres

Sep 2018 – Dec 2019

Assistant Professor II
DCERP, UP Los Baños

I perform teaching, research, and extension work at the Department of Community and Environmental Resource Planning (DCERP). Facilitator for the authorship of the Integrated Area Development (Regional Planning) specialisation for the proposed postgraduate programme at the DCERP. College Committee Member for the Public Relationship and Information Committee, Research Committee, and Physical Facilities and Occupational Health Committee where I spearhead the redesign of the CHE Website, assisting in the design of the new College of Human Ecology Building, and in the review of new curriculum. Represents the CHE at the APRU Sustainable Communities and Landscapes Program Hub. Taught the following subjects: CERP 101 (Fundamentals of Human Settlements Planning), CERP 131 (Planning Theory and Practice), CERP 133 (Human Settlements Planning and Theory), HUME 198 (Practicum).
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Oct 2014 – Dec 2015​

Assistant Professor II
DSDS, UP Los Baños

I perform teaching, research, and extension work at the Department of Social Development Services (SDS). Authored and successfully defended the HUME112 (Fundamentals of Sustainability Science) additional core course for the BS Human Ecology Programme of the College.  Contributed to the K-12 and BSHE curriculum development.  Designed the new College of Human Ecology building as a project of Dean Marites G. Yee.  Spearheaded the SDS Week Exhibits and Celebration for the College.  Conducted activities for the department and college as Public Relations and Information Committee Head. Study leader for the PNOC-EC Satisfaction Survey project handled by the Department. Taught the following subjects: Introduction to Social Development (SDS10), Special Problems in Human Ecology (HUME190), Community Study in Human Welfare (SDS11), Social Policies (HUME103), Introduction to Human Ecology (HUME1), and Seminars in Human Ecology (HUME199a).  Department Coordinator for the undergraduate thesis of the department (SDS200). Has advised four undergraduate thesis students under the topics of Indigenous Knowledge and Disaster Resiliency, Upscaling M-Learning Adoption, Gender Politics among Indigenous Tribes, and Dynamics of Disaster Resiliency among the Elderly.

Jan 2014 – Aug 2014, Jan 2016 – Apr 2018

Adjunct Faculty
De La Salle, College of St. Benilde

Handled student consultations and performed thesis advising. Acted as jury to several thesis defence. Taught the following courses: Architectural Design I (ARCDES1), Architectural Research (ARSERCH), Building Utilities 3: Lighting and Acoustics (BUILDU3), Construction and Project Management (SPECZ-3), Architectural Design Theory II (THEDES2), and Tropical Design (TROPDES). Taught Human Factors in Design (NATSCID) to freshman students for one semester as part-time faculty of the MMA programme.
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Nov 2013 – Jun 2014, Jan 2016 – Dec 2017

Adjunct Faculty
FEATI University

Taught the following courses: Materials of Construction (AR224), Introduction to Urban and Regional Planning (AR522), Basic Computer Aided Design & Drafting for Architecture (CAD1), Advanced Computer Aided Design, (CAD2). Assisted in university and college events, including the National Architecture Week celebration of the college by lecturing on rapid reaction housing and the university lecture series FEATI is Green by talking on sustainable consumption and production. Contributed to faculty meetings and college reportorial requirements.
Jan – Aug 2014, Jan 2016 – Apr 2018, Jan - April 2020

Senior Lecturer
College of Architecture, University of the Philippines, Diliman

Taught Architectural Communication IV: Introduction to Computer-Aided Design (ARCH4) and Architectural Communication V: Digital Visualization in Architecture (ARCH5).
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Jan 2012 – Present

Special Projects Officer
Society for the Conservation of Philippine Wetlands, Inc.

Provides conceptualisation and development for special projects for the environmental NGO. These include the Las Piñas – Paranaque Wetland Park Design and Construction Supervision; Active, Clean, and Bountiful Rivers Project; Wetland Center Design Competition; and Ridge-to-Reef Tourism Development among some projects. Provides expert opinion for the NGO regarding wetlands and the built environment, urban waterfronts, disaster risk reduction and management, climate change mitigation and adaptation, and sustainability.
Jan 2010 – Dec 2012

Project Officer
Society for the Conservation of Philippine Wetlands, Inc.

Handled project related activities for the successful completion of the Youth-in-Action for Lake Conservation Project and the Candaba Wetland Center Design Competition. Conducted projected development for the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center Wetlands Center.
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Jun 2007 – Jun 2009

Junior Architect / Production Assistant
JKF+DDC, Inc.

Provided assistance to the production team in the creation of architectural drawings, conceptual presentation boards, slideshow presentations, material boards, basic architectural specifications, working drawings, and other items required. Assisted in project management through meetings and site visits and including coordination on-site and off-site of suppliers, contractors, allied professionals, and the client. Acted as Project Manager in certain projects; handling all managerial-level decisions and actions needed.

Aaron Julius M. Lecciones
Licensed and Registered Architect
Planner, Designer, and Educator.