• Preparation of Architectural Design
  • Project Supervision
  • Permits


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Vision: The office of the city Architect envisions an office that employs citizens imbued with desirable skills in architecture nurtured with character, integrated in public service. An office that is committed to achieve design use all forms and sources of renewable energy. To instill “GREEN ARCHITECTURE “In all aspect of design.

Mission: We aim LEAD CHANGE IN DESIGN to deliver excellent architecture enterprises that is equitable and accessible; one of that supports a holistic and highly urbanized community. We also aim to green & renewable in order to develop the city into an architecturally erudite locality which will contribute to the nations benefit and positive global development.

City Architect's Qualifications, Powers and Duties

No person shall be
appointed architect unless he is a citizen of the Philippines, a resident of
the local government unit concerned, of good moral character, a duly
licensed architect. He must have practiced his profession for at least five
(5) years in the case of the provincial or city architect, and three (3) years
in the case of the municipal architect. The appointment of the architect is
optional for provincial, city and municipal governments.

(b) The architect shall take charge of the office on architectural
planning and design and shall:

(1) Formulate measures for the consideration of the sanggunian
and provide technical assistance and support to the
governor or mayor, as the case may be, in carrying out
measures to ensure the delivery of basic services and
provision of adequate facilities relative to architectural
planning and design as provided for under Section 17 of this

(2) Develop plans and strategies and upon approval thereof by
the governor or mayor, as the case may be, implement the
same, particularly those which have to do with architectural
planning and design programs and projects which the
governor or mayor is empowered to implement and which
the sanggunian is empowered to provide for under this

(3) In addition to foregoing duties and functions, the architect

(i) Prepare and recommend for consideration of the
sanggunian the architectural plan and design for the
local government unit or a part thereof, including the
renewal of slums and blighted areas, land reclamation
activities, the greening of land, and appropriate
planning of marine and foreshore areas;

(ii) Review and recommend for appropriate action of the
sanggunian, governor or mayor, as the case may be,
the architectural plans and design submitted by
governmental and non-governmental entities or
individuals, particularly those for undeveloped,
underdeveloped, and poorly-designed areas; and

(iii) Coordinate with government and non-government
entities and individuals involved in the aesthetics and
the maximum utilization of the land and water within
the jurisdiction of the local government unit,
compatible with environmental integrity and ecological

(4) Be in the frontline of the delivery of services involving
architectural planning and design, particularly those related
to the redesigning of spatial distribution of basic facilities and
physical structures during and in the aftermath of man-made
and natural calamities and disasters;

(5) Recommend to the sanggunian and advise the governor or
mayor, as the case may be, on all other matters relative to
the architectural planning and design as it relates to the total
socioeconomic development of the local government unit;

(c) Exercise such other powers and perform such other duties and
functions as may be prescribed by law or ordinance.