Ethics and the Practice of Architecture
John Wiley & Sons, Mar 7, 2000 - Architecture - 324 pages
From theory to practice a unique, well-rounded guide to ethics for today s architect
How does an architect assist a community in evaluating alternative designs? Resolve a dispute with a contractor? Take into account a project s impact on the natural environment?
When it comes to questions like these, making decisions about what ought to be done or what is the "best" or "right" solution requires more than sound technical knowledge and strong design talent. It demands a solid understanding of the ethical issues that lie at the heart of architectural practice.
Ethics and the Practice of Architecture offers a complete, broad-based introduction to this crucial subject. First, it examines basic ethical theories and their application to architecture, and discusses different ways of identifying ethical content in architecture. Bridging the gap between theory and practice, the second part of the book surveys different professional settings and building project processes that frequently hold ethical concerns, and charts the ethical mandates that arise from them.
In the final section of the book, thirty case studies explore a wide range of ethical dilemmas encountered in architectural practice, with useful guidance on how to work through them effectively. Arranged by topics that span the key phases of a project from pre-design through post-occupancy evaluation, these case studies allow a detailed look at ethical concerns in real-life situations where multiple issues are often at stake.
Providing a practical framework for the exploration of ethical issues in architecture today, Ethics and the Practice of Architecture is an excellent resource for present and future architects in all areas of the field.
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INTRODUCTION TO AWARENESS
SOME BASICS ABOUT ETHICS
THE ETHICAL NATURE OF ARCHITECTURE
A MORE INDEPTH LOOK AT ETHICAL CONCEPTS
ETHICS AND ARCHITECTURAL PRACTICES
The Fee Proposal
The Joint Venture
The CashFlow Bind
The Clients Project Manager
The University Architect
A CLOSER LOOK AT MAKING ARCHITECTURE
A CLOSER LOOK AT DOING
INTRODUCTION TO CHOICES
Cultural Diversity and the Public Architect
The Clients House
The Mayor and the School Board
The Neighbors House
The MasterPlan Study
Building Codes and City Projects
The Elusive Client
Two ClientsOne Project
The RealEstatelnvestment Project
Adaptive ReuseHistoric Preservation
The BuildingCode Official
The PublicBid Opening
The PrivateBid Opening
Right of Confidentiality and the Public Interest
NCARB Rules of Conduct 1998
AIA Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct 1997
Intern Development Program Competencies and Ethical Considerations
ArchitecturalPracticeOrganization Services Delivery and Ethical Considerations
NOTES TO THE TEXT
ADDITIONAL ARCHITECTURAL REFERENCES
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHS
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