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C O M P E T I T I O N M A N U A L
PART I - GENERAL CONDITIONS INTRODUCTION
One of the most awaited part in the undergraduate Architecture student course is the Thesis
the final requirement for the design courses that integrates everything what the student has learned in all the years in college. This daunting challenge where the student goes through a final test for competence is meant to
analyze the student’s mind
as to his/her capacity of work and depth of understanding of what architecture really is. The Thesis project is of major importance to the education of an architect. It provides an opportunity for the student to systematically explore a coherent line of investigation of issues relevant to the field of architecture. It also requires dedication, conviction and a commitment to a strong work ethic. In the field of architecture such intellectual investigations have implications that result from a critique and re-examination of the role of architecture as a critical participant in the conditioning of public and private space and the human condition. Thus, while the Thesis originates in design philosophies and concepts developed and articulated through rigorous and critical research, it culminates in a designed artifact.
WHO MAY JOIN
The competition is open to senior students of BS Architecture pursuing their Thesis for AY 2013-2014, and a current or former member of UAPSA. The entry could either be an individual effort or a collaborative project. The school shall screen their entries and limit the submission of only
official entries per school and shall be endorsed by the Dean/Department Head/Program Coordinator of Architecture and their respective faculty thesis adviser.
The Competition Secretariat is:
Center for Career Development
To recognize and promote undergraduate Architecture thesis works which have significant contributions to the discipline of Architecture.
To advance the upliftmenr of the physical environment through development of creative and unique Architectural identity for the country.