The incoming president of the United Architects of the Philippines in Negros Oriental has challenged his peers to elevate their services to world-class standards.
Architect Ned Carlos, who assumes the helm of UAP in Negros Oriental in August, said local architects need to elevate their standards even as they try to market themselves as the prime professional in design and construction.
“The role of the architect as the prime professional in design and construction is vague in the Negrense mindset. Our challenge is to make that paradigm shift,” Carlos told the Dumaguete Metropost.
The United Architects of the Philippines is locked in a legal battle with the Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers over who is the top design and construction professional in the country. A source from the PICE Negros Oriental Chapter said the case is pending before the Court of Appeals.
Carlos and outgoing UAP Negros Oriental president Alex Udjaji met with architects from Cebu and Bohol in Cebu City last week to discuss plans for the July 30 turnover of the helm of leadership of the architects’ association to be held at the Cebu Country Club. There are about 50 architects in Negros Oriental.