Tuesday, February 28, 2012

UAP Code of Ethical Conduct tells architects to preserve & restore heritage

Meralco Building along San Marcelino Street (Photo by Ivan Man Dy)
Are you a member of the United Architects of the Philippines (UAP)? Are you familiar with the UAP Code of Ethical Conduct? The Heritage Conservation Society discovered some points in the Code of Ethical Conduct, particularly The Architect's Responsibilities in Relation to the People in Doc. 200 - Standards of Professional Practice.

It says, "(1a) The Architect shall seek opportunities to be of constructive service in civic and urban affairs and to the best of his ability advance the safety, health and well-being of the people and the community as well as the promotion, restoration or preservation of the general amenities and other examples of historic and architectural heritage of the nation."

It adds, "(5f) ...Architects are enjoined to preserve or restore as much as possible especially the few and remaining historic examples of our architectural heritage affecting this phase of practice."

We appeal to all members of the United Architects of the Philippines to uphold and respect their Code of Ethical Conduct. Here is the full text of the Architect's National Code - Code of Ethical Conduct (Doc. 200).

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous1.3.12

    With the way I see the dilapidated states of the old heritage buildings in Metro Manila since my last visit back in the Philippines, I'd say the government and most of the people there don't give a damn about preserving them anymore. I'm appalled really. :( :( :( :(

    What we need is to have iron will (if not iron hand) on this matter and start preserving them or rebuild them and turn them into something more useful building areas like here in Singapore where old church facilities and old houses are turned into bar / food / shop areas.


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