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The IARFA page is a collection of works of the students of the Far Eastern University (FEU), Institute of Architecture and Fine Arts (IARFA).

This page intends to showcase to the world the various art styles and media that are used the IARFA students of the past and present.


The University first offered Architecture in 1954 under the Institute of Technology, with architect Elias Ruiz heading the then Department of Architecture of the Institute. In 1968, the University launched a course in Fine Arts, major in Advertising. After two years, however, the University's board of trustees created the Institute of Architecture and Fine Arts (IARFA) with then Executive Vice President Nicanor M. Reyes Jr. concurrently serving as acting dean and Prof. Galo B. Ocampo as acting secretary and concurrent head of the Department of Fine Arts. Architect Benjamin N. Mascarenas headed the Department of Architecture.

Jesus M. Bondoc was named IARFA dean in 1971 when Executive Vice President Reyes was appointed acting president of the University. It was during Dean Bondoc's term that new courses in Interior Design were introduced. Among those curricular offerings were the two-year certificate course in Interior Design and a four-year course in Bachelor of Science in Interior Design. In 1973, architectural board review was offered to the University's graduates.

Ruperto C. Gaite took over Prof. Bondoc as dean in 1981. Dean Gaite effected significant revisions and improvements in response to the resurgence of cultural activities in contemporary Philippine society. He was responsible for introducing to the University the five-year B.S. Architecture curriculum. Dean Gaite molded and reshaped IARFA for six years.

Architect Marylou C. Ventura, a planner and environmentalist, was appointed dean in 1988. She upgraded the quality of art and architecture education in the University during her 10-year tenure. Architect Victoriano O. Aviguetero succeeded Dean Ventura, although moved on to other concerns after only two years and was thus succeeded by architect Miguel Carpio who remains the Institute's dynamic dean wherein now he is the Acting Vice President for Academic Affairs in the whole university.

Aside from Architecture, Fine Arts major in Advertising, the University now also offers Fine Arts major in Painting. These courses are designed to produce capable professionals whose training and outlook are relevant to national development even as the courses also provide them opportunities for growth that is enlightened by an appreciation of cultural heritage and moral values.

The Institute maintains high standards as can be gleaned from the yearly result of the board exam, for architects in which FEU usually graduates land in the Top 20. Similarly, the University's Fine Arts students have continuously garnered major awards in various prestigious art competitions.

Current Residence: Sampaloc, Manila
Mga Kaibigan (friends),

I wish to thank all of you who have given us a 'DA watch' and the very many 'faves' to the various works of the IARFA students.

I wish I could personally thank each and every one of you, but lately I have been swamped by so much work and also I am struggling with the effects of an illness. Hence I am giving out this general "Thank You"

I also wish to thank the wonderful people who accepted my invitation to view the IARFA page, and have given time to 'fave' the individual works here

Maraming Salamat (many thanks) sa inyong lahat (to all of you), at Mapayapang Buhay (and a peaceful life) sa inyo (to you),

Samuli (until then),

Prof Lakan Olivares
IARFA account administrator
DA ID: lakandiwa
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  • Playing: With my head
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MrParaduo Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Happy birthday! :clap:
eriatlov13 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
hopefully maging updated ang page na ito. marami pang ibubuga ang mga students ng FEU-Fine Arts :)
olegnamot Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
hello po... i am planning to take up AvertArts in FEU... ask ko lang po if tumatanggap po ba ng transferee ang FEU pag 2nd sem.. specifically s course na ito ?? pls pm mo po or facebook po Mots Stom.. slamat
DanNeamu Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012
Happy Birthday!!
akosimeow Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Student General Artist
:clap: proud to be a student from IARFA!
xileft Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Sir Olivares, one of my hero professors in iarfa`

i read some of your notes on facebook' you've got an astounding view of life and nature'
FJcruz Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
hi im former student of FEU can i share one of my art works here?
knotty02 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012   General Artist
Sir Lakan Olivares :)
Salamat :)
dearest IARFA group. thanks for all the :+fav:s
maxiecute12 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011
hello IARFA..... im from EAC and i was amazed nung nakita ko mga artwork ng mga estudyante eehhehehe
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