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PREAMBLE 1. The following syllabi are intended to guide prospective candidates in preparation for the Architecture Licensure Examination. In general, they cover areas in which examinees are expected to have knowledge, understanding, and competencies when they start to practice the architectural profession. 2. The general coverage of the examination is divided into three major areas with their corresponding weights as follows: a. History and theory of architecture; principles of planning; architectural practice (30%) b. Structural design; building materials and construction; utilities (30%) c. Architectural design and site planning (40%) 3. Each major area is subdivided into specific sub areas or concerns, as well as their corresponding rationale and description. 4. These syllabi shall be made available to all recognized schools of architecture in the country, the United Architects of the Philippines, and other concerned entities. Area A HISTORY AND THEORY OF ARCHITECTURE; PRINCIPLES OF PLANNING; AND ARCHITECTURAL PRACTICE Part I HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE A. Rationale and Description 1. Analysis of architectural manifestations from the beginning of civilization to contemporary periods of development; 2. Analysis of the influences of environmental, historical, and sociocultural factors and their relevance to the development of art, buildings, structures, as well as of human settlements. B. Scope 1. Introduction a. History b. History of architecture c. Historic style of architecture d. Origin of architecture e. Factors affecting the style of architecture 2. Pre-Historic Architecture
proxemic. decorative) d. Analysis of anthropometric. Elements of Architecture and Basic Principles of Design a. Egyptian b. Analysis of sociocultural and technological trends which are contributory to the development of contemporary architecture B. circulatory protective. West Asiatic c. Processes in architectural design 2.a. General contributions e. Architecture of the Americas 3. Factors that affect the development of architectural style (historical. structural. Scope 1. and decorative elements . Cromlech 3. 2. Period/extent and centers of development b. Renaissance Architecture in Europe j. Architectural preservation. Pillars of Philippine Architecture Part II THEORY OF ARCHITECTURE A. Centers of development b. Introduction a.3 Architecture in the Philippines a. and socio-cultural) c. Early Christian f. Romanesque Architecture in Europe h. environmental. Gothic Architecture in Europe i. and restoration c. The nature of architecture b. Menhir. Historic Styles of Architecture a. and New Zealand l. Rationale and Description 1. conservation. Greek d. Architecture of Africa. Nineteenth and Twentieth Century in Great Britain k. 3. Roman e.2 Architecture in Asia and the Pacific Region 3. Structural. Architecture as art and science c. Notable examples 3. Understanding of the theories and principles of design and architectural design process.1 Ancient architecture and the Western succession a. Byzantine g. Need-specific elements b. General characteristics (architectural. Australia. Dolmen. Architectural legacies b. and kinesthetic requirements of space in relation to architectural design. Nineteenth and Twentieth Century architecture in Continental Europe m.
Understanding of the various aspects of the professional practice of architecture. and project management. Building Standards. and Regulations a. Aspects of Architectural Practice .Code of Ethics d. legal rights and obligations. Proxemics and culture 4. Architectural fees and charges g. Influences in architectural design d. Space articulation and territoriality c. Rationale and Description 1. Laws. 2. and responsibilities of the architect. Scope 1. Laws on housing and human settlements 3. Spectrum of architectural services f. Philosophies of Great Architects b. Influences and elements of tropical architecture b. construction. Analysis and application of the various statutes. Tropical Architecture a. resource allocation. Architects. Psychology of space e. Professional organization of architects c. codes. Statutes regulating the practice of architecture in the Philippines b. Visual and perceptual language d. Basic principles of design 3. 3. Design Perception a. including tools and techniques related to production. Examples of great works Part III ARCHITECTURAL PRACTICE A. Architectural competitions 2. Specific examples of tropical architecture 5. Architectural design standards. Masters of Architecture a. building and construction-related laws b. Anthropometric basis of architectural design b. Understanding of the role. Rights and responsibilities of the profession e. B.c. Laws on real estate and subdivisions c. as well as the efficient conduct of client and business relations for building design and construction projects. and regulations affecting the practice of architecture in the Philippines. Certification of Architects and Standards of Professional Practice a.
Understanding of the art and science of site planning with emphasis on ecological. land use planning. administration. Land use planning e. B. development. Site analysis and site development b. History of the city and the region b. Housing policies and programs c. and practices 4. production. 2. ecological. Rationale and Description 1. Theories of urban and regional planning c. Urban and Regional Planning and Urban Design a. aesthetic. Specifications writing and quantity surveying c. Comprehensive planning d. and functional basis of site planning. socio-psychological. General planning process 2. Urbanization and urban social relationships 3. Part III UTILITIES A. production. Operating divisions of architectural practice. Rationale and Description . Scope 1. The Art and Science of Site Planning and Landscape Architecture a. Housing finance. management. Definitions and classification b.a. socio-psychological. Analysis of the concepts and techniques in the general planning process. Urban design f. Landscape design c. History and scope of planning c. and human settlements planning. General Principles of Planning a. urban and regional planning. Housing and Human Settlements Planning a. Legal and business aspects of architectural practice Part IV THEORY AND PRINCIPLES OF PLANNING A. and maintenance). Definition and classification b. and management (with emphasis on preparation of contract documents) b. Primary considerations in site planning and development (physical and aesthetic.
storage. audio/video facilities. and strength of a building or structure and its premises. Installation and/or construction c. and protection apparatus b. principles. Communication Systems a. Electrical and Other Power Systems a. Robotics c. prevention. supply. BUILDING MATERIALS AND METHODS OF CONSTRUCTION. Materials and fixtures d. Scope Design and construction and/or installation of the following utilities systems: 1. B. and distribution b. Drainage and sewerage systems d. facility. and equipment requirements in relation to aesthetics.1. Acoustics and Illumination a. Disaster prevention and mitigation systems 6. Sanitary and Plumbing Systems and Equipment a. treatment. cable TV. function. The psycho-physics of acoustics and lighting b. Conveyors and other building mechanical equipment 3. AND UTILITIES . distribution. Security Systems a. Electronics system b.PA system 7. Water source. Heating. and/or construction of utilities required for a building or structure and its premises. and air-conditioning systems b. Mechanical Systems a. general design and installation. intercom. Electrical power and lighting supply. ventilating. Understanding of the basic practices. Electrical power source and alternative power sources 4. High-tech Systems a. and recycling 2. and fixtures b. Application in buildings and structures b. Acoustical treatment and corrections 5. Analysis of utility. Building fire-fighting. Waste disposal. Telephone. Plumbing roughing-in and fixtures c. 2. Intelligent buildings Area B STRUCTURAL DESIGN. Disaster Prevention and Protection Systems.
Civil works b. Structural steel f.Part I STRUCTURAL DESIGN A. Glass and glazing i. Scope The design and specifications of materials and methods of construction for the following works: a. B. Structural steel d. Application of the principles of design and construction methods of various types of materials used in construction. Composite structures e. Concrete and reinforced concrete g. General design. Carpentry and joinery c. Scope General application of structural design. damproofing. B. Rationale and Description 1. Rationale and Description 1. Advanced construction methods Part II BUILDING MATERIALS AND METHODS OF CONSTRUCTION A. Understanding of the fundamentals of mechanics. 2. and analysis of the structural elements of various types of construction materials and systems. Sheet metal and tinsmithry e. 2. Painting and varnishing . their application and articulation. Concrete and masonry d. and theory of structures. systems and methods of specifying and construction. Reinforced concrete c. Understanding of the properties of building construction and finishing materials. Waterproofing. principles. in the following building materials and construction systems: a. Timber b. strength of materials. including seismic analysis. and insulation h.
gymnasium. Business (office. casino. and building utilities and facilities. structural and form envelopes. cinema.) b.etc. stadium. billiard hall. etc.) e. 2. Residential a. temple. theater. etc. Fenestration k.) b. memorial park. etc. historical/ monumental building/structures.) . etc. beach resort. B. research laboratory.) f.) c. convent. Residential houses and subdivisions. police/fire stations. crematorium. library. hotel. museum. mosque. etc. circulation and interrelationships of space.) b. shipyard.) Area C ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN AND SITE PLANNING A. Commercial (department store. apartment. 2. retail store. health fitness club. Mixed industrial-residential d. Large-scale industry (manufacturing. etc. Governmental and quasi-public (national or public building. signage. Health and medical (hospital/clinic.) d. tennis/basketball courts. Industrial and Agricultural a. Scope Architectural design and site planning problems involving the following types of buildings and structures and their built environment. etc. golf course. 1. etc. Sports and athletics (sports plaza. Public and Government a. Mixed business-commercial or mixed business-residential 3. market. qualitative and quantitative aspects of space. Specialized works (bank vaults. Rationale and Objectives 1. Industrial estate/agro-industrial establishment 4. Application of logical approach to design and site planning solutions to architectural problems with emphasis on design methodology. specialized medical center. cinema studio. Parks and recreational (ecological/botanical gardens. Religious and funerary (church.) c. cemetery.j. Educational and cultural (schools.) c. embassy/consulate. etc. Application of skills and ability to visualize architectural design problems and present solutions in appropriate graphical language. etc. monastery. housing for the aged etc.) b. Lodging houses. penitentiary. etc. public hall. Small-scale industry (factory. bank. Hardware l. Commercial and Business a. housing for special groups (low-cost housing. seminary.
water treatment/filtering plant. . TV-Radio-Telephone stations. Service (power station. sewerage.) c. etc.) b. seaport. Complex Projects (involving a combination of several buildings and structures in a given site or area). port facilities. terminal. crematory. Transportation (airport. pier.5. etc. Facilities a.) 6. newspaper plant. slaughterhouse. railway station. etc. depot. Military (military camp.
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