Juan Nakpil is an architect, teacher and civic leader; a pioneer and innovator in Philippine architecture. He was named national artist in 1973. He designed the International Eucharistic Congress altar and rebuilt and enlarged the Quiapo Church by adding a dome and a second belfry to the original design.
- Culture Profile: Juan F. Nakpil. National Commission for Culture and Arts Official Website. (accessed on 16 July 2007)