What is Architecture? Is it the same with Interior Design? I think these questions already have crossed your mind, especially for those who are interested in taking this as their future endeavor. Some Architects and Architects-to-be have different definitions of Architecture, it may be because of their experiences or background knowledge. But in general, let's know its definition.

Architecture

Architecture, despite its engineering, safety, function, climate, and economic constraints, arouses us with abstract designs in space and light. It is the profession of designing buildings, open spaces, communities, and other artificial structures and environments, usually with an eye toward aesthetic effect. Architecture frequently includes the design or selection of furnishings and decorations, the supervision of construction work, and the examination, restoration, or remodeling of existing buildings.

Interior Design

Interior designers create functional, safe, and beautiful indoor spaces by determining space needs and selecting necessary and decorative items. Many interior designers work in specialized design services, architecture, engineering, and related fields.

Schools and Universities that offer Architecture and Interior Design Programs

1. Mapúa University (Manila, Metro Manila)

  • BS in Interior Design
  • BS in Architecture
  • Master Course: MS in Architecture

2. University of Baguio (Baguio City, Benguet)

  • BS in Architecture

3. ACLC - Caloocan (Caloocan City, Metro Manila)

  • Certificate Course: Associate in Architectural Design Technology

4. Adamson University (Manila, Metro Manila)

  • BS in Architecture

5. Holy Angel University

  • BS in Architecture

6.Eastern Visayas State University Tacloban (Tacloban, Leyte)

  • BS in Interior Design
  • BS in Architecture

7. Eulogio Amang Rodriguez Institute of Science and Technology (Manila, Metro Manila)

  • BS in Interior Design
  • BS in Architecture

8. Polytechnic University of the Philippines

  • BS in Interior Design
  • BS in Architecture

9. Manuel S. Enverga University Foundation (Lucena, Quezon Province)

  • BS in Architecture

10. Far Eastern University (Manila, Metro Manila)

  • BS in Architecture

11.Sorsogon State University (Sorsogon City, Sorsogon)

  • BS in Architecture

12.University of Mindanao (Davao City, Davao)

  • BS in Architecture

13. University of San Carlos (Cebu City, Cebu)

  • BS in Interior Design
  • BS in Architecture
  • Bachelor of Landscape Architecture
  • Master Courses: Major in Architectural Science, Major in Interior Architecture, Major in Landscape Architecture, Major in Urban Design
  • Master Courses: Master in Urban Planning

14. Rizal Technological University (Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila)

  • BS in Architecture

15.University of the Cordilleras (Baguio City, Benguet)

  • BS in Architecture

16.De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (Manila, Metro Manila)

  • BS in Interior Design
  • BS in Architecture

17. University of the Philippines Diliman (Quezon City, Metro Manila)

  • BS in Interior Design
  • Master of Interior Design
  • BS in Architecture
  • BS in Landscape Architecture
  • Master of Architecture
  • Master of Tropical Landscape Architecture

18. University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines (Cagayan de oro, Misamis Oriental)

  • BS in Architecture

19. Cebu Institute of Technology University (Cebu City, Cebu)

  • BS in Architecture

20. Ateneo de Davao University (Davo City, Davao)

  • BS in Architecture

21. St. Louis University (Baguio City, Benguet)

  • BS in Architecture

22. Technological University of the Philippines (Manila, Metro Manila)

  • BS in Architecture
  • Master of Architecture in Construction Technology Management

23. Technological Institute of the Philippines (Manila, Metro Manila

  • BS in Architecture

24. Columban College (Olongapo City, Zambales)

  • BS in Architecture

25.University of La Salette Santiago (Santiago City, Isabela)

  • BS in Architecture

26. Philippine Women's University ( Manila, Metro Manila)

  • BS in Interior Design

27.University of San Agustin (Iloilo city, Iloilo)

  • BS in Interior Design

28.University of Northern Philippines Vigan (Vigan City, Ilocos Sur)

  • BS in Architecture
  • Certificate Course :Certificate in Architectural Drafting
  • BS in Interior Design

29.La Consolacion College - Bacolod (Bacolod City, Negros Occidental)

  • BS in Interior Design

30. University of Saint Louis (Tuguegarao City, Cagayan)

  • BS in Architecture
  • BS in Interior Design

31.Philippine Women's College Of Davao (Davao City, Davao)

  • BS in Interior Design
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts major in Interior Design

32. St. Scholastica's College (Manila Metro Manila)

  • BS in Interior Design

33.Batangas State University - Alangilan Campus (Batangas City, Batangas)

  • BS in Interior Design

34. University of Bohol (Tagbilaran City, Bohol)

  • BS in Interior Design

35.SoFA Design Institute (Makati, Metro Manila)

  • BS in Interior Design
  • Certificate Courses: Advanced Interior Design Lecture Series, Basic Interior Design Lecture Series, Furniture Design Lecture Series, Program in Furniture Design

36. College of the Holy Spirit Manila (Manila, Metro manila)

  • BS in Interior Design

37.Bulacan State University - Main Campus (Malolos City, Bulacan)

  • BS in Architecture
  • BS in Landscape Architecture
  • Certificate Courses: Certificate in Architectural Interiors and Drafting Technology

38. Assumption College (Makati, Metro Manila)

  • BS in Interior Design

39. University of Santo Tomas (Manila, Metro Manila)

  • BS in Interior Design

40. Silliman University (Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental)

  • BS in Architecture

Architecture Top schools (January 2022 Architect Licensure Exam)

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announces that 1,370 out of 2,205 candidates passed the Architect Licensure Examination (ALE) administered by the Board of Architecture, chaired by Arch. Robert S. Sac and Arch. Robert M. Mirafuente

According to Commission Resolution No. 2017-1058(C) series of 2017, the top-performing schools in the January 2022 Architect Licensure Examination:

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The following successful examinees received the top ten spots in January 2022 Architect Licensure Examination:

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If you are an aspiring Architect or Interior designer, may you be inspired by these newly licensed Architects. We do believe in you, just trust the process and check for the Architecture Licensure Exam Requirements

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