An evaluation study on Estudio Damgo was enlisted as one of the researchers to be awarded with the Certificate of Research Excellence (CORE) by the Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) this coming June in Oklahoma City.


Entitled “Evaluating the Impact of the First, Filipino Design-Build University Program,” the said research was conducted under a Fulbright Teaching and Research Grant led by Anna Koosmann, an American architect who also served as Estudio Damgo instructor from 2012 to 2014.

The research was done in collaboration with Dr. Geraldine Quiñones, the former University Research and Extension Director; former CAS Dean Kriss Michael A. Tubog and current Arts and Sciences faculty member, Dr. Maria Chona Z. Futalan.


In the process, Quiñones, Futalan, and Tubog worked on the questionnaires and the university research team in the conduct of site observations and community meetings.


Also, alumni from the Estudio Damgo III participated and assisted in the conduct of the study.
The Certificate of Research Excellence given by the Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) is aimed at recognizing the stringent, beneficial and relevant practice-based research thus, encourages innovations and promotes the best practices in environmental design.