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20/07/2010: First Filipina Landscape Architect Dolly Perez Presents Books at Philippine Embassy

WASHINGTON DC JULY 20, 2010 – Ms. Dolly Perez, the first Filipina Landscape Architect, presented her two books, Home Haven Heaven and Your Garden Your Eden, in a reception held at the Embassy of the Philippines in Washington DC on July 20, 2010.

Architect Perez, also known as the Mother of Landscape Architecture in the Philippines, delivered a PowerPoint presentation which discussed snippets of her two books complete with photos of model homes in the Philippines. According to Architect Perez, her books provide readers with tools on how to dialogue with their designers in planning or remodeling their homes and gardens.

In his remarks, Ambassador Gaa said that Architect Perez is someone, “who pioneered the profession in the Philippines, built her name on the industry, and trained today’s generation of landscape architects.”

Among the public spaces that Architect Perez designed include Rizal Park (Luneta), Libingan ng mga Bayani and Dambana ng Kagitingan in Bataan. -- END

 

Philippine Ambassador to the United States Willy C. Gaa delivers the Welcome Remarks during the book presentation by Ms. Dolly Perez, the first Filipina Landscape Architect, held at the Embassy of the Philippines in Washington, DC on July 20, 2010.

Architect Dolly Perez signs her books, Home Haven Heaven and Your Garden Your Eden, during a reception held at the Embassy of the Philippines in Washington, DC on July 20, 2010.