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Alfredo Lazarte Juinio was a civil engineer, educator, and public official of the Philippines. He served as the dean of the
College of Engineering of the University of the Philippines. Alfredo Juinio Hall, the building that houses the National
Engineering Center, is named after him. He was once described as "one of the country's most brilliant engineers." [1]

      Contents
 1 Education
 2 Career and Works
 3 Awards
 4 References


Education
In 1939, Juinio graduated cum laude with a degree in civil engineering from the University of the Philippines where he
became a member of the Beta Epsilon Fraternity. He then attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, from which he
obtained his master's degree in civil engineering.

Career and Works
Prior to serving as college dean, Professor Alfredo T. Juinio headed the UP Diliman Office of
Campus Planning (also known as the Campus Planning Committee). Two of the projects he
undertook during his term were the construction of C.P. Garcia Avenue and the UP Gateway at
the University Avenue.
Juinio, together with other UP engineering professors, became the structural engineers of the
first thin-shell concrete dome in the Philippines for the UP Catholic Chapel, otherwise known as
the Parish of the Holy Sacrifice[1] . The structure is the country's first circular church with the
altar in the middle [1] and has been declared a historical landmark and cultural treasure by the
National Historical Institute and the National Museum, respectively.
Juinio was appointed as the Minister of Public Works and Highways, as well as the
Administrator of the National Irrigation Administration. During his term, he headed the Upper
Pampanga River Multipurpose Projects in Pantabangan, Nueva Ecija.                                      The UP Catholic Chapel

From 1970 to 1979, Juinio served as the dean of the UP College of Engineering. During his
term, he initiated the establishment of the National Engineering Center building, as well as the formation of the UP
Engineering Research and Development Foundation, Inc. (UPERDFI). Juinio was elected as the first Chairman of the Board,
and went on to serve as UPERDFI president for thirty years.
Juinio was also the co-founder of the DCCD Engineering Corporation and a consultant to various government agencies.

Awards
   Meralco Award for Engineering and Applied Sciences, 1990
   Most Distinguished Engineering Alumnus, given during the Diamond Jubilee of the UP College of Engineering, 1985
   Most Outstanding Betan Award, given by the Beta Epsilon Fraternity, 1999

References
   1. ^ a b c The Architecture of Leandro V. Locsin, Nicholas Polites, Weatherhill Books.
   UP COE History      . Retrieved on October 30, 2006.
  A church of the people and history   . Retrieved on October 30, 2006.
  Parish of the Holy Sacrifice declared a National Treasure   . Retrieved on October 30, 2006.
  DCCD History    . Retrieved on October 30, 2006.


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