Architect Funk’s plans for Benilde’s architecture curriculum
Construction and Project Management, Preservation and Conservation, Urban Planning and Design, and Design Journalism and Critique Specializations are set to be offered in the revamped 2018 curriculum of De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde’s (DLS-CSB) Architecture Program, as disclosed by Environment Studies Cluster Associate Dean Architect Maria Cynthia Funk.
Other features of the degree include integration of Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CAAD), the provision of business, construction and project management classes, all under a course sequence that follows international standards, spearheaded by a nurturing faculty.
“Our program is designed to train better designers and architects. This is one of the reasons behind the success of Ria Angelica Zamudio, who placed eighth in the most recent Architecture board exams,” expressed Funk.
To prepare for the licensure exam, the college likewise offers formal review classes, supplemented by free library access for reviews and group study sessions, and a team of mentors who are available for consultations, either in face-to-face or online exchanges.
“Our students are educated to be responsible designers by inspiring, encouraging, and empowering them to think outside of the box, granting them the freedom and the mandate to be visionaries and to keep on pushing the envelope. And at the end of the day, have the confidence to discuss and impart their ideas in a convincingly strong passion. To follow, but to follow critically. To lead, but lead with humility.” she concluded.