Duties and Responsibilities

Regular Member

  1. Qualifications

    1. Regular members of the UAP are those who became members of the UAP pursuant to Section 1 and 2 of this Article.

  2. Rights and Privileges

    1. Every regular member in good standing shall have full rights and privileges, including but not limited to the following:

      • The right to vote in his Chapter, be elected as a member of the Electoral College and be voted upon;

      • The privilege to print after his name the initials, "UAP", representing "United Architects of the Philippines";

      • To be appointed as members of committees at all levels of the UAP;

      • To serve as Chapter delegates to national and local UAP conventions and conferences;

      • Subscribe to all publications and documents issued by the UAP for information, assistance and guidance of its members;

      • Participate in all activities of the general membership; and

      • The right to receive the Certificate of Membership

  3. Basic Duties and Responsibilities

    1. The following are the basic duties and responsibilities of a Regular Member:

      1. To pay UAP national annual membership dues and other required fees;

      2. To abide by the Articles of Incorporation, By-laws and other issuances of UAP;

      3. To continually develop himself/herself professionally through compliance with prescribed continuing professional education requirements of the PRC; and

      4. To actively participate in the national and local activities of UAP.

  4. Membership in Chapter

    1. Every regular member shall be a member of a Chapter of his choice, whether on the basis of residence, place of work or place relevant to his practice, or for other reasons, where applicable.

    2. In no case shall any UAP member be a member of more than one (1) Chapter.

    3. Chapter transfer may be made in accordance with the rules and regulations prescribed by the National Board of Directors.


Member Emeritus

  1. Qualifications

    1. A Member Emeritus is a regular member who has been in good standing with the UAP continuously for at least thirty-five (35) years with a record of loyalty and remarkable service to the organization.

    2. For Charter Members, the number of years to be counted shall start from one’s membership prior to the unification of the three architectural organizations.

    3. Regular members may be conferred the title of “Member Emeritus” upon written recommendation of the Committee on Membership and the Committee on Awards and approval by the National Board of Directors.

  2. Rights and Privileges

    1. Every regular member who has been conferred the status of Member Emeritus continues to:

      1. enjoy all the rights, privileges and responsibilities of a Regular Member; and

      2. has the privilege to use the title "Member Emeritus", print after his name the initials "EUAP".


Senior Member

  1. Qualifications

    1. Any member of the UAP who shall, by reason of disability, be unable to engage in the practice of architecture, and would like to join the activities and functions of the organization, may be considered as Senior Member, subject to the approval of the National Board of Directors and the provisions of these By-laws.

  2. Rights and Privileges

    1. A UAP Senior Member continues all rights and privileges of a Regular Member


Fellow

  1. Qualifications

    1. Regular members to qualify for nomination to Fellowship must have been in good standing with the UAP continuously for at least ten (10) years at the time of his nomination and must have rendered notable contribution to the advancement of the architectural profession be it in design, education, literature, public service, and exceptional service to UAP. Payment of arrears to comply with the 10-year requirement will not qualify any nominee.

  2. Rights and Privileges

    1. A Fellow Member shall

      1. enjoy all the rights, privileges and responsibilities of a regular member; and

      2. as mark of distinction and honor, has the privilege to use the title “ Fellow” and print after his/her name the initials “FUAP” representing “Fellow, United Architects of the Philippines” and wear the Medallion given for his/her distinction in all formal functions of UAP.


Honorary Member of the College of Fellows

  1. Qualifications

    1. Honorary Membership in the College of Fellows may be conferred upon any foreign architect in the country in which they are licensed and registered with high and reputable character who, having exceptionally contributed to the advancement of the architectural profession; and

    2. He/she must be nominated by at least thirty (30) members of the College of Fellows in good standing and approved by the National Board of Directors upon recommendation of the Jury of Fellows as Honorary Member of the College of Fellows.

  2. Rights and Privileges

    1. An Honorary Member of the College of Fellows has the right and privilege to be invited in the functions and activities of the organization as may be decided by the National Board of Directors.

    2. Being an Honorary Member of the College of Fellows is not a right to practice the architecture profession in the Philippines, which is subject to the laws of the land for foreign professionals.