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DON HONORIO VENTURA TECHNOLOGICAL STATE UNIVERSITY


Bacolor, Pampanga

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE

Department of Architecture

ARCHITECTURE THESIS COMPONENTS


AND STYLES
MINIMUM COMPONENTS FOR AR THESIS
The thesis should contain the following items, in the order given:
1. Letter of transmittal
2. Title page (not numbered) (page i)
3. Copyright page (page ii)
4. Thesis Committee page (page iii)
5. Abstract (MUST be not fewer than 250 words) (page iv)
6. Acknowledgements (optional)
7. Table of Contents
8. List of Tables
9. List of Figures
10. Thesis Content Chapter 1. Introduction (page 1)
11. References
12. Works Consulted, Certificate of Appearances, Curriculum Vitae etc.
13. Appendices (including glossary, if necessary)

Chapter 1. INTRODUCTION
1.1. The Problem and Its Setting
1.1.1 Background of the Study
1.1.2. Statement of the Problem
1.1.3. Architectural Thesis Goals/Objectives/Strategies
1.1.4. Scope and Limitations
1.1.5. Purpose/Relevance/Significance of the Study
1.1.6. Assumptions
1.1.7. Definition of Terms & Concepts

1.2. Review of Related Literature and Studies


1.3. Theoretical/Conceptual Framework
1.4. Methodology of Research
1.5 Bibliography

Chapter 2. PRESENTATION OF DATA


2.1 Data Management
2.1.1. Present Condition
2.1.2. Primary Data
2.1.3. Tables and Graphs
2.2. Case Studies
2.2.1. Scope and Delimitations
2.2.2. Case Studies
2.2.3. Summary and Recommendations
Chapter 3. ANALYSIS & INTERPRETATION
3.1. Situational Analysis
3.1.1. Identification/Assessment of Needs
3.1.2. Restatement of the Problem
3.1.3. Recommendations
3.2. The Site
3.2.1. Background
3.2.2. Site Selection Criteria
3.2.3. Site Selection and Justification
3.2.4 Site Analysis
3.2.5. SWOT Analysis
3.2.6. Baseline Studies
3.2.7. Factors and Issues Relevant to the Site
3.3. Behavioral Analysis
3.3.1. Activity Flow Diagrams
3.3.2. Environment-Behavior Studies
3.3.3. Interrelationship Analysis
3.4. Viability Studies
3.4.1. Technical Viability & Environmental Impact
Assessment
3.4.2. Legal Viability
3.4.3. Financial Viability and Marketing Viability
3.4.4 Design Proposal
3.4.5. Developmental Control

Chapter 4. PROGRAMMING
4.1. Behavioral Analysis
4.2. Interrelationship Analysis
4.3. Qualitative Analysis
4.4. Quantitative Analysis

Chapter 5. SYNTHESIS
5.1. Design Philosophy
5.2. Design Goals & Objectives
5.3. Design Concepts
5.4. Design Inspiration
5.5. Design Parameters

Chapter 6. TRANSLATION
THESIS THEME AND RATIONALE

For this academic year, the theme for the thesis shall be ICONS-
Architectural Images of Coherence and Order to the Non Peripheral Society.
Thestudent proponent shall have to come up with a thesis which will embody
conceptsand design solutions that are locally feasible and globally competitive
with eventually served as an icon of what Filipino Architecture is.

ICONS
Architecture Images of Coherence and Order to the Non-Peripheral Society

Today the quality of Architecture is now lost in the adrenaline rush of such
architects and designers alike. Architecture has now become a lifelong
materialistic buffet that relies on existing design ideas to display newer forms of
abundance, and make them available to a growing market of consumers. In the
age of malls there lies a hunger for novelty and delight. The fate of a building is
now becoming of a commercial commodity.

The old definitions of architecture as creating spaces of rest, containment,


comfort and protection dont make sense anymore. Architecture can only be
directed towards real life situations, built on an assumption that any desired
change is effective only if it is an enhancement of the present condition.

Unfortunately, the philosophy and principles followed by the pillars and


masters of the Architecture profession is in jeopardy. The evolution of the end
product that is aesthetically pleasing to the eye, the influences by the artistic
taste of an individual, and the idea to design beyond what is predictable.

Aesthetic is of the major principle of Architecture that architects and


designers have to worship and now it the era to design beyond the periphery and
create structure to serve as icons of Architecture.

DESIGN CRETERIA AND PARAMETERS

The thesis proponent are given the following list of design parameters and
incorporate these in their chosen proposal. Theseparameters should provide
adequate foundation for the title/proposal.

1. THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT


a. Green Architecture
b. Tropical Design
c. Stick Building Syndrome
d. Architecture in Response to Natural Phenomena
2. THE HUMAN ENVIRONMENT
a. Anthropometrics
b. Ergonomics
c. Proxemics
d. Environment-Behavior Studies
3. THE SOCIAL IMPLICATIONS OF ARCHITECTURE
a. Historical Preservation
b. Urban Renewal
c. Social Engineering
d. Filipino Architecture
4. THEORIES OF ARCHITECTURE
a. Psychological Effects of Spaces
b. Principles of Scale and Proportion
c. Design of Interior Environments
d. Theories of Territoriality and Defensible Spaces

GENERAL DOCUMENT FORMAT

Correct format is a critical piece of presenting the thesis to the committee. Be


sure to follow the format conventions below:

Short, substance 20 or 24 bond paper


NOTHING is written in the margins
NOTHING is written in the margin
-point Times font for body text, captions, and labels on visuals

not listed as i, following numbers (ii, iii, etc.) at bottom center of pages
, starting with the number 1
on the first page of Chapter 1
-oriented pages

; one double space only between


paragraphs
chapters and sections (1.0, 2.0, 3.0) used in place of chapters. Begin
each major section on a new page.
-sided pages, 1.5-spaced, except the items below:
Preliminary pages (acknowledgements, single items requiring more than
one line in the table of contents, list of figures, list of tables, or list of
nomenclature).
Glossary entries
Tables within the text.
References, Definitions, Bulleted Items, and Footnotes (singlespaced
within, 1.5-spaced between entries)
CHAPTER 1 : INTRODUCTION
The thesis should use headings to indicate major sections. Any heading should
provide at least a full sentence of text before leading to another heading. Left justify
headings, and format them according to the following conventions:

(1.0) MAJOR SECTION HEADING BOLD, 14-POINT FONT, ALL


CAPS

(1.1) First Subsection Heading


Bold, 14-point font, text (not all caps) The rest of the document text are 12 points Times
New Roman

THESIS COVER FORMAT

A uniform pattern for the cover of the Thesis Book must be


followed. The cover shall also be in portrait format using the text font and
sizes as indicated in Figure-

The bottom of
the first line
of the title starts
2 inches
from the top of
[Sample Title page] the page. Use
an inverted
triangle
There is a
maximum of THIS IS THE TITLE AND ITS IS IN ALL CAPS AND WILL BE
3 inches (try THE SAME FOR THE COMMITTEE
to get a close
to 3 inches as
PAGE AND ABSTRACT
possible),
from the first
line to the
author name.
There is also
a line space
between by
and the name. A Thesis

presented to

the Faculty Members of Don Honorio Ventura Technological State Universty

Architecture Department

Bacolor, Pampanga

In Partial Fulfillment

of the Requirements for the Degree in

Bachelor of Science in Architecture

by

Students Full Name


Students Full Name

March 2014
1 inch from the
bottom to the
bottom of the
date. 12-pt font.
[Sample Copyright page]

2014
Writers Full Name
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

ii

[Sample Thesis Committee page]


ARCHITECTURE THESIS 2014 COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP

TITLE:

Be sure title matches title page exactly

AUTHOR/S:

Students full name

DATE SUBMITTED:

Month and year

THESIS CHAIRPERSON:

Type chairs full name, Title

MEMBER OF THE JURORS:

Type members full name, Title, alphabetically

iii
[Sample Abstact page]

Thesis Title (Must match title page exactly from the title page)

ABSTRACT

The abstract may be either single- or double-spaced, and may be longer than one

page, if necessary, with committee approval. Also, keywords may be added at the end

of the abstract.

Keywords on Footnote:
Select descriptive keywords and separate terms with a comma and a space (10 points)

iv
[Sample References page]

10.0 REFERENCES

(Abrams 1996) Abrams, Daniel P. Rehabilitation of Masonry Buildings per the ATC-33
Guidelines. Building an International Community of Engineers: Proceedings of
Structures Congress XIV.Vol. 2.15-18 April, 1996, Chicago, Illinois. New York:
ASTM, 1996.2 Vols.

(Gizzi and Masini 2006) Gizzi, Fabrizio, and Nicola Masini. Historical Damage Pattern
and Differential Seismic Effects in a Town with Ground Cavities: A Case Study
from Southern Italy. Engineering Geology. 88.2 (2006) 41-58. Compendex.
Engineering Village. California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo,
Kennedy Library. 23 April 2007 <http://sciencedirect.com>.

(Mainstone 1993) Mainstone, R.J. The Structural Conservation of Hagia Sophia.


Structural Repair and Maintenance of Historical Buildings III: Proceedings of
International Conference on Structural Studies, Repairs, and Maintenance of
Historical Buildings.June 1993, Bath, UK.Eds. C.A. Brebbia and R.J.B. Frewer.
Billerica, MA: Computational Mechanics, 1993.

(Pielert, Baumert, and Green 1996) Pielert, James, Carl Baumert, and Melvyn Green.
ASCE Standards on Structural Condition Assessment and Rehabilitation of
Buildings.Standards for Preservation and Rehabilitation ASTM STP 1258. Ed.
Stephen J. Kelley. Pennsylvania: ASTM, 1996. 126 136.

(Pierce and Mieczkowski 1996) Pierce, Phillip, and Joseph Mieczkowski. Windsor
Bridge Repairs. Practice Periodical on Structural Design & Construction. 1.2

(1996) 79-81. Military and Government Collection.EBSCOhost. California


Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Kennedy Library. 23 April 2007
<http://sciencedirect.com>.
For Header,
Type the Whole
Thesis title use
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Hagia Sophia.Structural Repair and Maintenance of Historical Buildings III:
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1.5 inch left


margin
1 inch margin on
top bottom and
right NO other
form of writings
is allowed on
margins

For Footer,
provide a
separator line
before authors
last names.
Separate each
name by a
hyphen. Font
Style Arial
Narrow-Bold- 8
points

AUTHORS LAST NAMES SEPERATED BY( - )


THESIS TITLE 01

Figure 8.1 Site Areal Perspective, Source:DENR

POPULATION DENSITY TABLE

Captions are required for


photos, tables, graphs etc.
Following this format

Figure number
Title
Source

Text Style :Times 12


points Italic- Align text to
Table 2.1.4Population Density per municipality and city , the right
Source: www.nso.org.ph/2011

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