GOALS/OBJECTIVES

The Architecture Department aims to: develop students to become highly competent architects thru the mastery of comprehensive architectural knowledge, both in theory and practice; Produce graduates equipped with the skills and proficiency in meeting the demands of the multi-dimensional aspects of the profession; Instill a deep sense of responsibility to God, country, community and family; Develop a strong commitment for the protection of the environment through sustainable building practices; Promote better quality of life thru creative endeavor and research

MAJOR COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Professional Courses

AR 141

ARCH DESIGN 1

Design fundamentals involving basic creative design exercises with emphasis on space, form and mass

AR 161

ARCH DESGIN 2

Design exercises involving anthropometrics, modular coordination, functional relationships and activity circuits including basic design techniques and tools

AR 241

ARCH DESIGN 3

Design exercises stressing the value of programming, orientation, and interrelationship of interior spaces

AR 261

ARCH DESIGN 4

Design exercises involving innovative approaches on vernacular architecture including energy conservation and space management

AR 341

ARCH DESIGN 5

Design exercises stressing the analysis of space requirements based on organizational structure, functional set up and human behavior to focus on linkages and interaction to spaces.

AR 361

ARCH DESIGN 6

Design exercises stressing environmental analysis, aesthetic, topographic, geologic, and seismologic conditions, utilities, circulations, legal considerations and sensitivities of man.

AR 441

ARCH DESIGN 7

Design exercises giving emphasis on the socio-cultural activities of man; architectural conservation, proxemics and materials for architecture and designing with nature.

AR 461

ARCH DESIGN 8

Design exercises giving emphasis to process and development of building structures, utilities, laws, structural concepts and ecological planning.

AR 541

ARCH DESIGN 9

Design exercises stressing the importance of collaboration in solving architectural problems; preliminary research and studies for the terminal project

AR 561

ARCH DESIGN 10

Terminal project involving a comprehensive problem in building, interior and landscape architecture integrating the process and issues of previous studies

AR 131

THEORY OF ARCH 1

Design theories with emphasis on perceptual and proxemic sensitivities in organizing forms and space

AR 151

THEORY OF ARCH 2

Evaluation of current concepts, goals, processes and Methodologies applicable to architectural design.

AR 244

ARCHITECTURAL INTERIORS

Basic Design of interior spaces geared toward initial understanding of theories and principles in architectural interiors in relation to anthropometrics, proxemics and ergonomics.

AR 236

BUILDING TECHNOLOGY 1

Building materials – its properties, composition, application and articulation including the mode of specifying these materials in building construction

AR 266

BUILDING TECHNOLOGY 2

Construction methods and techniques and the production of working drawings of a one (1) storey building structure in wood, masonry, reinforced concrete and steel.

AR 346

BUILDING TECHNOLOGY 3

Construction methods and techniques and the production of working drawings of a medium rise building of reinforced concrete, masonry, glass and steel.

AR 366

BUILDING TECHNOLOGY 4

Specifications writing using uniform system or masterformat, estimating methods and quantity surveying

AR 446

BUILDING TECHNOLOGY 5

Construction methods and techniques for different types of buildings using any appropriate alternative building construction system

AR 257

BUILDING UTILITIES 1

Principles and practices in plumbing and sanitary systems – its design, installation, operation and maintenance in buildings in relation to the immediate surroundings or environment

AR 337

BUILDING UTILITIES 2

Electrical and mechanical systems in buildings – materials, equipment, design, installation and maintenance

AR 357

BUILDING UTILITIES 3

The psycho-physics of acoustics and lighting – its measurement, analysis and application to architectural discipline

AR 235

HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE 1

Architectural manifestations of thoughts from the beginning of civilization to the Byzantine Period

AR 255

HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE 2

Architectural manifestation of civilization and thoughts during the era of western dominance towards post modernism

AR 335

HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE 3

Architectural reflections of traditional Asian thoughts and civilizations: their changes and challenges in contemporary life

AR 355

HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE 4

Reflections of architecture in the Philippines; their changes and challenges in contemporary life and the ideology of conserving its architectural legacies

AR 338

PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE 1

Legal obligations and responsibilities of the Architect. The course is designed to provide the students with the basic knowledge of all laws related to the practice of architecture.

AR 358

PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE 2

Architecture as a Profession, Ethical Norms and Office Procedures. The course is designed to provide the students with the basic understanding of the practice of architecture pertaining to the basic services the architect renders within the context of professionalism, ethical conduct and quality service delivery.

AR 458

PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE 3

The Architect, the Firm, the Project in the Global Arena The course is designed to provide the students with an expanded view of the role of the architect in the built environment and the emerging transformation of the practice of architecture in the global setting.

AR 359

PLANNING 1 (SITE PLANNING & LANDSCAPE ARCH)

The artistic and functional arrangement of buildings, open spaces, service areas, circulation and other external areas; techniques in the enhancement and design of exterior environments

AR 439

PLANNING 2

Spatial order, socio-cultural expression in the design of the exterior environment in neighborhoods, communities, towns and cities

AR 459

PLANNING 3

Concepts and emerging trends, methods and techniques in urban and regional planning; design of human settlements, and overview of land use in the planning of regions

AR 442

COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN DESIGN & DRAFTING FOR ARCHITECTURE 1

A basic introduction on computer and software programs useful in architecture practice. The course deals with aspects of architectural 2D & 3D drafting and design.

AR 462

COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN DESIGN & DRAFTING FOR ARCHITECTURE 2

Advanced computer-aided architectural modeling and animation using current software.

AR 451

RESEARCH FOR METHODS FOR ARCHITECTURE

Quantitative and operational methods in architectural design research activity, requirement in use analysis

AR 251

TROPICAL DESIGN

Techniques for the design and planning of buildings within the technological and social constraints prevailing in the hot-humid tropics.

AR 254

HOUSING AND HUMAN SETTLEMENTS

Socio-cultural and institutional challenges for effective delivery of housing in the Philippines

AR 531

CORRELATION COURSE

The architecture comprehensive course provides an opportunity for each student to show evidence of his/her ability to synthesize information through learning acquired from the following subject areas: Theory of Architecture; History of Architecture; Architectural Interiors; Building Technology; Building Utilities; Urban Planning; Architectural Design; Engineering Sciences and Professional Practice.

Specialization Courses

AR SC1

COMMUNITY PLANNING DEVELOPMENT

Introduction to the study of the community focusing on community organization, ecology and major social institutions and groups within the contexts of patterns of community interaction, processes and dynamics.

AR SC2

URBAN DESIGN STUDIO

Design exercises on complex design problems in real urban settings

AR SC3

CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT

This course is about methodologies and tools necessary for each aspect of construction project life-cycle broken into organizing, planning, monitoring and controlling, as well as the theories upon which these are built. Students will learn about cost and risk control, developing and applying policies and procedures as well as sub-contractor management, purchasing and project financing.

Allied Courses

AR 143

ARCHITECTURAL VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS 1 – GRAPHICS 1

The study of visual communication, typography, alphabet of lines and their applications and the use and care of instruments, geometric construction, use of scale, mensuration and dimensioning. Emphasis is given to the study of theory of projection with analysis of the relationship between points, plots, lines and planes in space. Includes exercises on surface development and graphic representation.

AR 142

ARCHITECTURAL VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS 2 – VISUAL TECHNIQUES 1

The study of visualization and graphic presentation in the form of freehand drawings include still-life and architectural forms and entourage using different media, in black and white/monochrome.

AR 163

ARCHITECTURAL VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS 3 – GRAPHICS 2

An introduction to measured drawings applying graphic conventions; the study of pictorial presentation and perspective projections; plotting of shades and shadows in both orthographic and perspective drawings.

AR 162

ARCHITECTURAL VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS 4 – VISUAL TECHNIQUES 2

An introduction to the study of color as form-giver; psychology of color; theories of light and color; scientific and aesthetic considerations of color; study and exercises on the use of color as presentation tool; architectural presentations and outdoor color rendering using appropriate techniques in color mixing and application and various media such as watercolor, acrylic paints, pastel etc.

AR 242

ARCHITECTURAL VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS 5 – VISUAL TECHNIQUES 3

Covers exercises on advanced techniques of presentation using mixed media. Includes the study of multimedia composition/digital presentation, photography and computer generation.

What is Architecture?

Architecture is the art and science of planning, designing and building of structures, communities and its environment that conform to the functional, aesthetical and structural concepts and principles.

With this in mind, the Architecture Department in Cebu Institute of Technology continually strives to mold students to become world-class professionals driven by values and imbued with the passion for excellence, alongside with the consciousness of the balance between form and function.

Opportunities in Architecture

Architecture graduates have a wide range of opportunities in architecture and other fields, such as:

  • Feasibility & Environmental Impact Studies
  • Development of construction plans
  • Graphic Interior and Industrial Design
  • Assistance in Construction bids, contractor selection, and contract negotiation
  • Urban Planning
  • Real Estate Development
  • Construction Management

Internship Programs

Architecture students are provided with support during their internship period through the department and the Office of Industry Relations.

Office Information

The Architecture Department office is located at the [location here.. ]

All inquiries and concerns must be addressed to:

Arch. June S. Bayaton

Chair, Architecture Department

Cebu Institute of Technology

N. Bacalso Ave., Cebu City

Cebu, Philippines 6000