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TECHNOLOGICAL INSTITUTE OF THE PHILIPPINES

938 AURORA BLVD, CUBAO, QUEZON CITY

CONCLUSION ON ARCHITECTS
GUIDELINES

Submitted by:
CORPUS, JEAN ERIN M.
AR32FA1
Submitted to:
Arch. Raul E. Pablo
Conclusion:

Architecture is a lot of work. It's education is long and there is an incredible amount
of legal responsibility involved with becoming an architect. This profession, is one of
the greatest educations person could get and industry to work.

Every graduated Architect Students must embrace and embodied the reality of the
profession. This process is lengthy and is no easy feat. However, it is not impossible
and the rewards you can reap by becoming a licensed architect are numerous. The
Republic Act No. 9266 provides the responsive and comprehensive regulation for the
registration, licensing and practice of Architecture, it is called "The Architecture Act of
2004." It recognizes the importance of architects in nation building and development.
It discusses also the qualifications, term of office, power and functions of the Board
Member. Still in R.A. No. 9266; in the second article is all about examination,
registration and licensure. It explains the requirements for examination that
applicants shall be required to undergo a licensure examination to be given by the
Board in such places and dates as the Commission may designate in accordance
with the provisions of Republic Act No. 8981. Next is the Qualifications of applicant
for examination that shall give satisfaction to the Board. And Section 14 - 24;
Subjects for examination, rating in the licensure exam, report of rating, oath,
issuance of certificate of registration and professional identification card and so on.
The Law R. A. no. 9266 also discusses the practice of architecture and final
provisions. That's what a fresh graduate architect must know and follow for a better
path to success as an license and registered architect. Becoming a licensed
architect is a lengthy process and definitely not for everyone. But after being licensed
doesn't just stop there because continuing education is then required by all architects
to keep their licenses active, having an architecture license is not a prerequisite to
having a successful career in architecture. There is an incredible amount of legal
responsibility involved with becoming an architect. Such as the laws for architecture;
PD 1151 environmental policy, PD 1152 environmental code, PD 929 contractors
and subcontractors tax, PD 442 labor code, PD 953 requiring 30% of any housing
area shall be green areas and open areas and open spaces exclusive of roads and
drainage, PD 757creating the NHA (31 July 1975), PD 1185 Fire Code (26 Aug
1977), PD 223 PRC (22 June 1973), PD 1096 National Building Code (19 Feb 1977),
PD 546 creating board of examiners for architecture, PD 1517 urban land reform, PD
1067 water code, PD 856 sanitation code, PD 1616 intramuros, PD 49 decree of
intellectual property, PD 957 subdivision and condominium buyers‟ protective act (12
July 1976), RA 4726 condominium act, RA 386, Art 1723 liability of architect,
engineer and contractor (18 June 1949), RA 184 Electrical Code, RA 1378 Plumbing
Law, RA 9266 architecture act of 2004 (17 Mar 2004), RA 7279 urban development
and housing act (24 Mar 1992), BP 220 socialized and economic housing, BP 344
accessibility law (25 Feb 1983). Other than that there are also a list of related laws
and referral codes to the practice of architecture in the Philippines. PD 1216 -
DEFINING "OPEN SPACE" IN RESIDENTIAL SUBDIVISIONS AND AMENDING
SECTION 31 OF PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NO. 957 REQUIRING SUBDIVISION
OWNERS TO PROVIDE ROADS, ALLEYS, SIDEWALKS AND RESERVE OPEN
SPACE FOR PARKS OR RECREATIONAL USE, PD No. 1594 - PRESCRIBING
POLICIES, GUIDELINES, RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR GOVERNMENT
INFRASTRUCTURE CONTRACTS, PD 1308 - REGULATING THE PRACTICE OF
THE PROFESSION OF ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING IN THE PHILIPPINES, RA
9003 - ECOLOGICAL SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT ACT OF 2000, RA 8749 -
PHILIPPINE CLEAN AIR ACT OF 1999 ; IRR, RA 9275 - Philippine Clean Water Act
of 2004, PD 856 - Code on Sanitation of the Philippines, RA 9053- AN ACT
REGULATING THE PRACTICE OF LANDSCAPE ARCHTECTURE IN THE
PHILIPPINES, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR AND FOR OTHER
PURPOSES, and RA 8534 - An Act Regulating the Practice of Interior Design in the
Philippines.

Architects carry a tremendous amount of responsibility protecting the health, safety


and welfare of the public and every individual has to fulfilled the requirements.