ASST. PROF. EDRA BELGA-CASONO
Assistant Professor                                                                                                                                       College of Architecture, UP Diliman

Marie Edraline B. Belga is an Architect by profession. She finished both her BS Architecture, and MA in Urban and Regional Planning degrees from the University of the Philippines Diliman Campus. Prior to joining the academe, she was part of the Human Settlements and Development of TAO-Pilipinas, Inc., a women-led technical service non-government organization that assists marginalized communities on housing, and security of tenure issues using participatory community development processes. Having roots from the Cordillera Region of the Philippines, she initiated several studies that focused on closely documenting the landscape sustainability factors of the Batad Rice Terraces. Currently she is an Assistant Professor and member of the Building Science Studio Laboratory in the College of Architecture of the University of the Philippines Diliman Campus. Her research interests lie on sustainable tourism development planning, and traditional construction methods.