As the founder of Francisco Maņosa & Partners, Architect Maņosa
sets the philosophy and direction of the firm. Having been described
as "The most outspoken champion of Indigenous Filipino Architecture"
(Mimar, 28, June, 1998), Mr. Maņosa has championed the cause of
"Philippine Architecture for Filipinos," bringing local architecture
to new heights, both nationally and internationally.
In his practice, Bobby explores the use of indigenous materials
infused with current technological trends to being a new dimension
to design. He experiments with traditional forms and transforms
them to meet both functional and aesthetic requirements of the project.
As a professional, the Philippine Regulatory Commission has singled
out Bobby for his adherence to the profession's code of ethics and
his contributions to architecture in the Philippines.
Bobby was cited by Asia Week Magazine as one of the seven visionary
architects in Asia, an important testament to his growing international
reputation as manifested by projects in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore,
Saudi Arabia, Spain, Australia and the U.S.A.
Aside from managing the firm, Bobby is also active in the lecture
circuit. He has delivered numerous lectures and papers in the top
Universities in the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Malaysia.