Nippon Paint Young Designer Award (NPYDA) gold winners Jose Augustine Ricarte and Martha Joyce Tomas were recently sent by Nippon Paint (Coatings) Philippines to Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok for a once-in-a-lifetime learning program. NPYDA is an annual design competition that inspires young interior designers and architects to push the boundaries for future living by creating breathing, working and leisure spaces benefitting people from all walks of life.
All NPYDA winners from 11 different countries gathered together at the prestigious university to learn from renowned industry leaders. The learning trip to Bangkok is part of the Philippine gold winners’ prize which included cash awards plus a valuable internship with top interior design firm Lor Calma & Partners for Tomas and renowned architectural firm Casas+Architects for Ricarte.
Ricarte topped the architecture category for his entry “Marikina Link: River + Park + People” while Tomas took top honors in the interior design category for her entry called “Biojet. Both Ricarte and Tomas are students from the University of Santo Tomas.
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