ln compliance with Republic Act No. 9266, otherwise known as "The Architecture Act of 2004", the Professional Regulation Commission through the Professional Regulatory Board of Architecture and the United Architects of the Philippines, the integrated and accredited professional organization of architects (IAPOA), embarked on the most challenging task aimed at reviewing and updating the 1979 Standards of Professional Practice; not only for guiding professional performance in different settings, but also for ensuring high quality of professional services and assuring the public that the architecture profession imposes its canons of behaviour not only with respect to knowledge and skills but also with respect to integrity, independence, and commitment to quality service.
The new updated Standards of Professional Practice (SPP) approved by the PRC on July 27 ,2010 enjoined the UAP, to craft the Architect's Guidelines for SPP Compliances (the Architect's Guidelines), as a result, these guidelines are promulgated to guide architects on the different applicable methods of compensation for various professional services and determining the appropriate fees for services rendered and to serve as reference for clients in understanding the valuable work of an architect.
The need to set the parameters on Architect's Guidelines on Methods of Compensation and Schedule of Fees is paramount to the Architect in the practice of his profession. This will standardize the ranges for which the Client will compensate an Architect in direct relation to the value of services that the Architect provades.
The purpose of the Architect's Guidelines is to complement the existing professional regulatory law goveming the state-regulated practice of architecture, as governed by R.A. 9266 (The Architecture Act of 2004) and its derivative regulations, the Code of Ethical Standards, Standards of Professional Practice and other related laws, policies, rules and regulations approved and implemented by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) and/or other concerned government entities.
Herewith is the efile of the Architect's Guidelines as published in the Official Gazette.