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
ARCH DESIGN 1
Design fundamentals involving basic creative design exercises with emphasis on space, form and mass
ARCH DESGIN 2
Design exercises involving anthropometrics, modular coordination, functional relationships and activity circuits including basic design techniques and tools
ARCH DESIGN 3
Design exercises stressing the value of programming, orientation, and interrelationship of interior spaces
ARCH DESIGN 4
Design exercises involving innovative approaches on vernacular architecture including energy conservation and space management
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.
ARCH DESIGN 6
Design exercises stressing environmental analysis, aesthetic, topographic, geologic, and seismologic conditions, utilities, circulations, legal considerations and sensitivities of man.
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.
ARCH DESIGN 8
Design exercises giving emphasis to process and development of building structures, utilities, laws, structural concepts and ecological planning.
ARCH DESIGN 9
Design exercises stressing the importance of collaboration in solving architectural problems; preliminary research and studies for the terminal project
ARCH DESIGN 10
Terminal project involving a comprehensive problem in building, interior and landscape architecture integrating the process and issues of previous studies
THEORY OF ARCH 1
Design theories with emphasis on perceptual and proxemic sensitivities in organizing forms and space
THEORY OF ARCH 2
Evaluation of current concepts, goals, processes and Methodologies applicable to architectural design.
Basic Design of interior spaces geared toward initial understanding of theories and principles in architectural interiors in relation to anthropometrics, proxemics and ergonomics.
BUILDING TECHNOLOGY 1
Building materials – its properties, composition, application and articulation including the mode of specifying these materials in building construction
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.
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.
BUILDING TECHNOLOGY 4
Specifications writing using uniform system or masterformat, estimating methods and quantity surveying
BUILDING TECHNOLOGY 5
Construction methods and techniques for different types of buildings using any appropriate alternative building construction system
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
BUILDING UTILITIES 2
Electrical and mechanical systems in buildings – materials, equipment, design, installation and maintenance
BUILDING UTILITIES 3
The psycho-physics of acoustics and lighting – its measurement, analysis and application to architectural discipline
HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE 1
Architectural manifestations of thoughts from the beginning of civilization to the Byzantine Period
HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE 2
Architectural manifestation of civilization and thoughts during the era of western dominance towards post modernism
HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE 3
Architectural reflections of traditional Asian thoughts and civilizations: their changes and challenges in contemporary life
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
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.
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.
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.
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
Spatial order, socio-cultural expression in the design of the exterior environment in neighborhoods, communities, towns and cities
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
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.
COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN DESIGN & DRAFTING FOR ARCHITECTURE 2
Advanced computer-aided architectural modeling and animation using current software.
RESEARCH FOR METHODS FOR ARCHITECTURE
Quantitative and operational methods in architectural design research activity, requirement in use analysis
Techniques for the design and planning of buildings within the technological and social constraints prevailing in the hot-humid tropics.
HOUSING AND HUMAN SETTLEMENTS
Socio-cultural and institutional challenges for effective delivery of housing in the Philippines
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.
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.
URBAN DESIGN STUDIO
Design exercises on complex design problems in real urban settings
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Architecture students are provided with support during their internship period through the department and the Office of Industry Relations.
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