UST HELPS CRAFT CONSERVATION POLICIES FOR SAN PABLO CITY’S HERITAGE DISTRICT
THE CENTER for Conservation of Cultural Property and Environment in the Tropics of the University of Santo Tomas extended technical assistance to San Pablo City in crafting conservation principles and policies for the city’s Heritage District.
The project intends to define the heritage district and develop conservation guidelines to uphold its cultural significance.
“Specifically, it will formulate infrastructure and activity guidelines based on historical and social research, comparative studies, community consultations, and field work exercises to develop a meaningful conservation framework for the American colonial heritage zone, “ UST said.
The university added that it envisions a thematic renaissance of its American colonial heritage “through architectural forms, design, colors and motifs.”
“The team is working closely with the San Pablo City Tourism Office, members of Advocates of Heritage Preservation-San Pablo Chapter and United Architects of the Philippines-San Pablo Chapter,” UST said.
The two-phase project is headed by Associate Professor Eric Zerrudo together with Ar. Caryn Santillan from the UST College of Architecture.
Students from university’s Cultural Heritage Studies program will also join the team.