What is the best thing a professional can do in given situations? The answer is often based upon ethics accepted as being relative to that profession. Such ethics are sets of moral principles, especially ones relating to, or affirming a specified group, field or form of conduct. Ethics seek to address, ahead of time, questions that resonate within many occupations. This course will set forth and discuss principles used by architects to prioritize decisions and establish hierarchies, when various situations arise. Several sets of guidelines seek to establish either ‘standards’ or ‘rules’ for this purpose. While standards are purely advisory, rules are enforceable. Rule violations are grounds for disciplinary action, expulsion from a professional organization or forfeiture of a license to practice architecture. Our goal will be to somewhat define, ethics and accepted principles which are both mandatory and useful for design professionals in given scenarios.
- An understanding of what is being referred to, when ethics are being discussed for architects
- An overview of the difference between ethical standards and rules
- Identifying sources of ethical standards, with which architects are expected to comply.
- How ethical principles are incorporated into actual laws governing the licensure of architects
Hours: 1 LU hour