Ildefonso P. Santos
Born(1929-09-05)September 5, 1929
DiedJanuary 29, 2014(2014-01-29) (aged 84)
Alma materUniversity of Santo Tomas
University of Southern California
AwardsOrder of National Artists of the Philippines (2006)
Patnubay ng Kalinangan; Parangal ng Bayan (1988); Outstanding Professional for Landscape Architecture

Ildefonso Paez Santos Jr. (September 5, 1929 – January 29, 2014), popularly known simply as "IP Santos", was a Filipino architect who was known for being the "Father of Philippine Landscape Architecture." He was recognized as a National Artist of the Philippines in the field of Architecture in 2006.[1]

He was the son of Filipino poet Ildefonso Santos and Asuncion Paez.[2]


Santos graduated from the University of Santo Tomas in 1954 with a degree in the field of architecture. He then pursued a second degree in Architecture, as well as a Master of Architecture degree at the University of Southern California School of Architecture.[3]


Santos pioneered the profession of landscape architecture in the Philippines.[4] He was bestowed with the title of "national artist" for his outstanding achievement in architecture and allied arts on June 9, 2006.[5]

Among the locations that comprise IP Santos' body of work are the landscaping of:


Santos died of heart failure at 10 A.M. on January 29, 2014.[6]


  1. ^ "Jose Rizal Relief Sculptures - Manila, Philippines - Relief Art Sculptures on". Retrieved 2014-04-03.
  2. ^ "Architect IP Santos Jr. Library Collection Turnover to the College of Architecture Library | UP Library Bulletin Online". Retrieved 2014-01-29.
  3. ^ "Ildefonso P. Santos Jr. | Arkitektura | Philippine Architecture, Architects, News". Retrieved 2014-01-29.
  4. ^ "National Commission for Culture and the Arts". Archived from the original on 2008-07-29. Retrieved 2014-04-03.
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  6. ^ "PIA | National Artist Ildefonso P. Santos passes away". Archived from the original on 2014-02-02. Retrieved 2014-01-29.