Republic of the Philippines
Professional Regulation Commission
BOARD OF ARCHITECTURE
Board Resolution No. ____
Series of 2004
THE IMPLEMENTING RULES AND REGULATIONS (IRR) OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9266, AN ACT PROVIDING FOR A MORE RESPONSIVE AND COMPREHENSIVE REGULATION FOR THE REGISTRATION, LICENSING AND PRACTICE OF
ARCHITECTURE, REPEALING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 545, AS AMENDED, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS “AN ACT TO REGULATE THE PRACTICE OF ARCHITECTURE IN THE PHILIPPINES,” AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES Pursuant to Section 7 (a), Article II and Section 41, Article V of Republic Act No. 9266, known as “The Architecture Act of 2004”, the Board of Architecture hereby prescribes, adopts, and promulgates the following Rules and Regulations to carry out the provisions thereof. RULE I
TITLE, POLICY STATEMENT, DEFINITION OF TERMS, AND SCOPE OF
SECTION 1: Title
This Rules and Regulations shall be known as “THE RULES AND REGULATIONS IMPLEMENTING THE PROVISIONS OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9266”, otherwise known as “THE ARCHITECTURE ACT OF 2004”. For brevity, it may be cited as “IRR of the Architecture Act of 2004”.
SECTION 2. Statement of Policy.
The State recognizes the importance of architects in nation building and development. Hence, it shall develop and nurture competent, virtuous, productive and well-rounded professional architects whose standards of practice and service shall be excellent, qualitative, world-class and globally competitive through inviolable, honest, effective and credible licensure examinations and through regulatory measures, programs and activities that foster their professional growth and development.
This “IRR of the Architecture Act of 2004” shall be interpreted, construed, and carried out in the light of the Statement of Policy found in Section 2 of Republic Act No. 9266, as stated above.
SECTION 3. Definition of Terms.
As used in this “IRR of the Architecture Act of 2004”, in R.A. No. 9266 or other laws, the following terms shall be defined as follows:
(1) “Architecture” is the art, science or profession of planning, designing and constructing buildings in their totality taking into account their environment, in accordance with the principles of utility, strength and beauty;
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(2) “Architect” means a person professionally and academically qualified, registered and licensed under R.A. No. 9266 with a Certificate of Registration and Professional Identification Card issued by the Professional Regulatory Board of Architecture and the Professional Regulation Commission, and who is responsible for advocating the fair and sustainable development, welfare and cultural expression of society’s habitat in terms of space, forms and historical context;
(a) “Architect-of-record” means the architect registered and licensed under R.A. No. 9266, who is directly and professionally responsible for the total design of the project for the client and who shall assume the civil liability for the plans, specifications and contract documents he/she has signed and sealed;
(b) “Architect-in-charge of construction” means an architect registered and licensed under R.A. No. 9266, who is directly and professionally responsible and liable for the construction supervision of the project;
(c) “Consulting Architect” means the architect registered and licensed or permitted to practice under R.A. No. 9266, who is professionally and academically qualified and with exceptional or recognized expertise or specialization in any branch of architecture; (3) “General Practice of Architecture” the act of planning and architectural designing, structural conceptualization, specifying, supervising and giving general administration and responsible direction to the erection, enlargement or alterations of buildings and building environments and architectural design in engineering structures or any part thereof; the scientific, aesthetic and orderly coordination of all the processes which enter into the production of a...
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