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Architecture is the practice of building design and its resulting products; customary usage refers to those designs that are customarily significant.
Architecture is to building as literature is to the printed word. More prosaically, one would say today that architecture must satisfy its intended uses, must technically be sound and must convey aesthetic meaning. But the best buildings are often so well-constructed that they outlast their original use. They then survive not only as beautiful objects but as documents of the history of cultures, achievements in architecture that testify to the nature of the society that produced them. Architecture form is inevitably influenced by the technologies applied, but building technology is conservative and knowledgeabout itcumulative. These achievements are never wholly the work of individuals. Architecture is a social art.
In Nigeria, The Nigerian Institute of Architects (NIA), established in 1960, made up of professional architects, is an institution with the objective of promoting the practice of the profession of Architecture in Nigeria. The NIA has in each state of Nigeria a chapter with the aim and objective of setting recommendable standards of architecture, as well as maintaining those standards.
By April 2005, it had over 4000 members in 32 state chapters. It is a non-governmental organization, but performs some statutory functions on behalf of the Architects Registration Council of Nigeria (ARCON) and cooperates with governmental and non-governmental agencies and institutions.
As in every state in Nigeria, there is a chapter of the Nigerian Institute of Architects in Enugu state, which is called the Enugu state chapter of the Nigerian Institute of Architects. The Enugu state chapter of the NIA monitors the practice of the profession of architecture on a regional basis in Enugu state. It serves as an embassy for all individuals practicing the profession of architecture. Most times, the Enugu state chapter of the NIA in collaboration with the Architects Registration Council of Nigeria conducts examinations and may call to arbitrate in cases of dispute on liability.
Statement of problem
Due to the fact that the Enugu state chapter of the N.I.A has no standard structure which will efficiently aid the architectural body properly organize the practice of the profession in the state, there is need for a building complex which will fully aid the Enugu state chapter of the professional architectural body (The Nigerian Institute of Architects) carry out its mandated obligations such as the mobilization of informal members for quality services and maintenance of the good standards already set.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1.0 Background Of Study
1.1 Statement Of Problem
1.4 Scope Of The Project
1.6 Research Methodology
1.7 Limitations Of The Study Encountered
2.1 Definition Of Terms:
2.2 History Of The Nia:
2.3 Mode Of Operation Of The Nia
2.4 Benefits Of The Nia
2.5deductions From Literature Review
3.0 Case Studies
4.1 Planning Proposal
4.2 Site Planning
4.4 Environmental Impact Assessment
5.1 Space Programming/Interrelationship Matrices
5.4 Anthropometric Studies
5.5 Design Considerations