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History of the United Architects of the Philippines

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History of the United Architects of the Philippines

During the Spanish era there were no schools of Architecture in the Philippines. The first Filipino recorded architect was Felix Roxas y Arroyo, born circa 1820 in Manila, studied in Spain and stayed for many years in England and France. Previous to this, a Filipino could aspire to erect an architectural structure through the help of a Maestro de Obras or master builder. The first formal school for master builders was opened only during the last decade of the 19th century. On 14 September 1902, many of the graduates of this school joined the civil engineers and surveyors in the country and founded the first professional organization of architects and allied professionals–the Academia de Arquitectura y Aguimensura de Filipinos (AAAF). It maintained direct consultation with the American Institute of Architects (AIA). A year after, its name was changed to Academia de Inginieria, Arquitectura y Agrimensura de Filipinas (AIAAF). In 1904 it founded the first school of Architecture in the Philippines, the Escuela de Ingenieria y Arquitectura, which offered five-year courses in Architecture and Civil Engineering.

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UAP Bacolod: World Day of Architecture 2012

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UAP Bacolod: World Day of Architecture

Arki Doodle

The World will never be the same.

Your eyes have seen what the world has never seen.

Your vision is of the Future.

You passion is to create. To build.

You are an Architect.

The Author in UAP Bacolod's Arki Doodle 2012

The Author in UAP Bacolod’s Arki Doodle 2012

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Sketchup 101 – National Architecture Week 2011.

Archian - Life, Bacolod, Architecture, Finances & DubaiSketchup 101 – National Architecture Week 2011. UAP Bacolod Chapter

In Celebration of the National Architecture Week which runs on the First Week of December, UAP Bacolod Chapter hosts a lot of Activities for its roster of Architects. The first of these is the Sketch Up Seminar for Architects.



One of the most constant realities in the World is change. And as architects, we have to constantly update ourselves with technology. I remember once that having CAD, Computer Aided Design in my class is a luxury, today, it is a necessity for any global office. This doesn’t mean that offices can not live without CAD, it only means that an office without CAD will have a hard time competing with Global Architecture Firms.

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all architects for prayer

Sketchup is one of the most user friendly 3D Modelling and Design Tool.  As such it is the most highly recommended software to learn as a Professional Architect. Arch. Ramos who talked about “Sketchup, a Design Presentation or Design Process Tool”. Arch Biaoco’s Talk is about  “Basic Sketchup”.

SketchUp was developed by startup company @Last Software of Boulder, Colorado. SketchUp debuted in August 2000 as a general purpose 3D content creation tool, with the tagline “3D for everyone”. Sketchup was purchased by Google and is today one of the most widely used programs for 3D Modelling.

The meeting was widely attended by Architects of different generations but while the younger ones were happy with technology, some architects have pointed out how fast it is to just sketch it up manually. “The pen is faster than the mouse.” Well I believe that some CAD Software are a little cumbersome, some can actually speed up the work process. So for the question should you go Digital with Sketchup or sketch it up manual, you decide., Find & connect with Architects from France, Germany UK & USA.

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Here is the Amazing Video of a Sketchup Modelling in 10 Minutes! Google Sketchup in 1 Hours or Less.