The University of Cincinnati's College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning is ranked among the very best in both a world and national class, year-after-year.


Expand your search to find available DAAP personnel.

Photo of  Edson Cabalfin, Ph.D.

Edson Cabalfin, Ph.D.

Interior Design Program Coordinator, Associate Professor


  • Ph.D. in Architecture: Cornell University
  • Master of Science in Architecture: University of Cincinnati
  • Master of Architecture: University of the Philippines
  • Bachelor of Science in Architecture: University of the Philippines

Board Certifications & Licenses

  • Architect Philippine Professional Regulation Commission, 1998

Contact Information

Peer Reviewed Publications

Edson Cabalfin 2016. "Conquest and Resistance: Intersections of Colonialism and Modernity in Twentieth-Century Philippine Modern Architecture" Journal of Southeast Asian Architecture, 13 ,

Edson Cabalfin 2015. "Condensing the Country: Identity Politics in the Design of Nayong Pilipino (Philippine Village) and the 1998 Expo Pilipino" Espasyo: Journal of Philippine Architecture and Allied Arts, 1 6,

Edson Cabalfin and Nazanin Khodadad 2014. "Baila! Dancing Columns" Center, 19 ,

Edson Cabalfin 2010. "Building Imperfection: Concept, Theory and Discourse in the Design of the SDA Building" Espasyo: Journal of Philippine Architecture and Allied Arts, 1 2,

Edson Cabalfin 2010. "The Other's Other: Self-Exoticism and National Identity in Postcolonial Philippine Architectures, 1946-1998" Espasyo: Journal of Philippine Architecture and Allied Arts, 1 1,

Edson Cabalfin 2006. "Modernizing the Native: The Vernacular and the Nation in Philippine Modern Architectures" DOCOMOMO Journal, 43,

Edson Cabalfin 2003. "Intersections, Representations, and Exoticism: Reconfiguring the Historiography of Philippine Art Deco Architecture" Bulawan: Journal on Philippine Culture and the Arts, 8,

Edson Cabalfin 2001. "Usaping Nasyonalismo at Postkolonyal sa Filipinong Historyograpiyang Arkitektural: Ibayong Pagtuklas at Paggalugad" (Nationalism and Postcolonial Discourse in Filipino Architectural Historiography: Further Framing and Discovering) Bulawan: Journal on Philippine Culture and the Arts, 3,

Edson Cabalfin 2001. "Pagbalangkas sa Arkitekturang Filipino: Alternatibong Kritikal na Kategorya sa Filipinong Historyograpiyang Arkitektural" (Reframing Filipino Architecture: Alternative Critical Categories in Filipino Architectural Historiography) Humanities Diliman, 1 2,

Invited Presentations

Edson Cabalfin (01-27-2019) "The City Who Had Two Navels: Philippine Pavilion at the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale 2018" Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati. OH

Edson Cabalfin (02-03-2017) "Designing for Post-Typhoon Haiyan Recovery in Leyte, Philippines" Cornell University, College of Human Ecology, Department of Design and Environmental Analysis, Ithaca, New York

Edson Cabalfin (02-13-2019) "Neoliberalism and Filipino Architecture: Challenges and Prospects in the 21st Century" Anthology Festival, Manila, Philippines

Edson Cabalfin (02-21-2016) "Art Deco Filipino: Rediscovering Philippine Art Deco Architecture" Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati Asian Art Society, Cincinnati, Ohio

Edson Cabalfin (03-12-2018) "Designing with a Conscience: Alternative Practices of Architecture" University of San Carlos - School of Architecture and Fine Arts, Cebu City, Philippines

Edson Cabalfin (04-14-2018) Neoliberalism and Filipino Architecture: Prospects in the 21st Century United Architects of the Philippines 43rd Annual National Convention, Manila, Philippines

Edson Cabalfin (07-02-2019) "Curating and Designing The Philippine Pavilion, 16th Venice Architecture Biennale" Metropolitan Museum of Manila, Manila, Philippines

Edson Cabalfin (08-27-2015) "Queering Urban Dynamics: Sex Workers and the Quezon Memorial Circle, Philippines" University of the Philippines - Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines

Edson Cabalfin (10-05-2017) "Designing and Questioning" University of Kentucky, College of Design, School of Interiors, Lexington, Kentucky

Edson Cabalfin (10-10-2017) "Uncle Sam in the Orient: American-Colonial Influence on Early Twentieth-Century Architecture and Urbanism in the Philippines" Northern Illinois University, School of Art and Design, De Kalb, Illinois