Vision,Mission & Objectives

UAP, the voice of the profession of architecture, inspires and supports its members as leaders to improve and sustain the quality of the built environment. In order to promote the value of the profession and provide resources and education for members, the following Vision, Mission and Objectives have been adopted:


UAP believes that an important purpose of architecture is to create a vision that improves the built environment. This vision is vital to the advancement of the living standards of our communities and provides a service of ever-increasing value to society. Hence, the vision is

UAP the prime organization of Architects


In order for the UAP to unite the registered and licensed architects in the Philippines, promote the aesthetic, scientific and business practice of architecture; advance architectural standards of continuing education, training and practice; and build relationships among clients, the construction industry and architects, the following mission is adopted:

The UAP as the Integrated and Accredited Professional Organization of Architects,

is the vanguard of the Architecture profession in the country which shall serve as

the catalyst of dynamism and unity among Filipino Architects, promoting the highest ethical conduct, discipline,

responsibility and values beneficial to man and society, culture and the environment in the delivery of its

professional mandate for local and global practice.


UAP offers continuing education programs, publishes vital Practice Documents, hosts an annual National Convention and provides support to all the chapters, —. a professional organization for the design profession and is classified as “not-for-profit. In this UAP aims to:

to cooperate with the Board of Architecture (BOA), Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) and other government agencies in discharging its functions, duties and responsibilities as the Integrated and Accredited Professional Organization of Architects as follows:

-nomination to the vacant positions to the Board of Architecture;

-responsibility of preparing the program of Continuing Professional Development (CPD);

-endorsement of practice of foreign nationals to be issued temporary special permit;

-recommendation of compliance with liability insurance under a temporary special permit;

-monitoring compliance and endorsing to/filing a complaint with the Board of Architecture and/or Professional Regulation Commission for violation of the R.A. 9266 and its Implementing Rules and Regulation (IRR), code of ethics, standard of professional practice and other policies of the Board and of the Commission and with other agencies for violations of other relevant laws, regulations and the like; and

-some other functions, duties and responsibilities as may be prescribed by the Board of Architecture.

to establish an appropriate organizational structure that will serve best the interest of its individual members and providing for among others a democratic process of election;

to ensure good governance in all matters pertaining to the organization;

to ensure active participation of all PRC_BOA registered architects in this Integrated and Accredited Professional Organization of Architects;

to establish and promote the highest standards of ethical conduct and professional excellence in the practice and service of architecture, through strict adherence with the laws and codes that protect and govern it;

to maintain the highest standards of architectural education and practice, through the conduct of research in architecture and architecture related subjects for the academic curricula in architecture and the continuing professional development program;

to cooperate and coordinate with other local/national and international organizations in the field of architecture, environmental design and other field of arts, science and technology to ensure participation of UAP global concerns; and

to cooperate and coordinate with other allied professions, trade and industry in developing progressive ideas in architecture and environmental concerns as well as their practical application for the welfare of the community and country


Reference :2009 UAP By-laws,  UAP National Website

2017 United Architects of The Philippines Dubai, Committee on Information and Media Affairs