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The College of Architecture (CA) is one of the academic degree-granting units of the University of the Philippines (Diliman Campus) under the Science and Technology cluster. The narrative of the College reflects the evolving convergence of the arts and the sciences, the indoor and outdoor spaces, and the site and city contexts of the designed and built environment.

The Architecture Program was first introduced in the University of the Philippines in 1956 through the College of Engineering. In 1958, the architecture program was transferred or placed under the College of Fine Arts. The academic unit later became known as the School of Fine Arts and Architecture. In 1970, the College of Architecture was officially recognized as a separate academic unit, and has since pioneered the introduction of numerous other degree programs including the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture program in 1971.

Currently, CA houses academic degree-granting programs related to the built environment, with focus on architecture and landscape architecture in the undergraduate, and graduate levels. CA is also actively engaged in research and extension projects, and continues to build institutional linkages with local and international partners.

The vision captures the leadership position that the college wishes to be in and the role it wishes to assume in the definition of the living environment.  The mission statements reflect the goals for the key results areas:  Academics, Research, Extension, Administration, Facilities, Faculty and Students.


The UP College of Architecture Diliman through the persistent pursuit of excellence and leadership, the constancy of relevance and responsiveness, the facility of access and equal opportunity, and armed with holistic vision amidst the culture of freedom of ideas, envisions itself to be the acknowledged Center of the Designed and Built Environment and thereby be a moving force in the improvement of the quality of life of our people.


The UP College of Architecture Diliman provides responsive and relevant academic programs in the undergraduate, graduate and distance education levels that can serve as a guide and model for similar educational institutions. It also aims to develop research capabilities through the establishment and maintenance of research laboratories that will generate new and innovative knowledge in architecture and the built environment.