Ethics and the Practice of Architecture

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John Wiley & Sons, Mar 7, 2000 - Architecture - 336 pages
From theory to practice a unique, well-rounded guide to ethics fortoday s architect

How does an architect assist a community in evaluating alternativedesigns? Resolve a dispute with a contractor? Take into account aproject s impact on the natural environment?

When it comes to questions like these, making decisions about whatought to be done or what is the "best" or "right" solution requiresmore than sound technical knowledge and strong design talent. Itdemands a solid understanding of the ethical issues that lie at theheart of architectural practice.

Ethics and the Practice of Architecture offers a complete,broad-based introduction to this crucial subject. First, itexamines basic ethical theories and their application toarchitecture, and discusses different ways of identifying ethicalcontent in architecture. Bridging the gap between theory andpractice, the second part of the book surveys differentprofessional settings and building project processes thatfrequently hold ethical concerns, and charts the ethical mandatesthat arise from them.

In the final section of the book, thirty case studies explore awide range of ethical dilemmas encountered in architecturalpractice, with useful guidance on how to work through themeffectively. Arranged by topics that span the key phases of aproject from pre-design through post-occupancy evaluation, thesecase studies allow a detailed look at ethical concerns in real-lifesituations where multiple issues are often at stake.

Providing a practical framework for the exploration of ethicalissues in architecture today, Ethics and the Practice ofArchitecture is an excellent resource for present and futurearchitects in all areas of the field.
 

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Contents

PREFACE
7
UNDERSTANDING 104
8
AWARENESS
10
SOME BASICSABOUT ETHICS
22
THE ETHICAL NATURE OFARCHITECTURE
31
A MORE INDEPTH LOOKATETHICAL CONCEPTS
48
BUSINESSES PROFESSIONS
70
ETHICS AND ARCHITECTURAL PRACTICES
79
Life Safety
218
The Fee Proposal
220
The Joint Venture
222
The CashFlow Bind
224
The Competition
227
Design Integrity
231
The Clients Project Manager
233
The University Architect
236

ETHICAL REASONING
93
INTRODUCTION
105
A CLOSER LOOKAT MAKING ARCHITECTURE
127
A CLOSER LOOKAT DOING
159
CHOICES
179
CASE STUDIES
184
Personal Choices
186
Public Service
188
Cultural Diversity and the Public Architect
190
The Clients House
193
Rezoning
195
The Mayor and the School Board
197
The Neighbors House
199
The MasterPlan Study
202
Building Codes and City Projects
205
The Elusive Client
208
Employee Rights
210
Two ClientsOne Project
212
The RealEstateInvestment Project
214
Adaptive ReuseHistoric Preservation
216
DesignBuild
240
BuildingMaterial Choices
242
The BuildingCode Official
244
The PublicBid Opening
247
The PrivateBidOpening
249
Construction Observation
250
PostOccupancy Evaluation
252
Right of Confidentiality and the Public Interest
254
EPILOGUE
258
NCARB Rules of Conduct 1998
259
AIA Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct 1997
269
Intern Development Program Competencies and Ethical Considerations
275
ArchitecturalPracticeOrganization Services Delivery and Ethical Considerations
285
NOTES TO THE TExt 2 93
293
WORKS CITED IN THE NOTEs
305
WORKS RECOMMENDED FOR FURTHERSTUDY
309
ADDITIONAL ARCHITECTURAL REFERENCEs
313
AdditionAL INFORMATIONABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHS
317
INDEX
319
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BARRY WASSERMAN, FAIA, is Professor Emeritus in the Department ofArchitecture at California State Polytechnic University in Pomona,California, and heads his own architecture, urban design, andcommunity facilitation firm.

PATRICK SULLIVAN, FAIA, is a professor in the Department ofArchitecture at California State Polytechnic University in Pomona,California, and Principal of Patrick Sullivan Associates.

GREGORY PALERMO, FAIA, is Associate Professor and Associate Chairfor Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Architecture of theCollege of Design at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa.

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