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Ethics and the Practice of Architecture

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Ethics and the Practice of Architecture

Barry Wasserman, Patrick J. Sullivan, Gregory Palermo

ISBN: 978-0-471-29822-9 March 2000 336 Pages

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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.
AWARENESS.

Introduction to Awareness.

Some Basics About Ethics.

The Ethical Nature of Architecture.

A More In-Depth Look at Ethical Concepts.

Businesses, Professions, and Ethical Obligations.

Ethics and Architectural Practices.

Ethical Reasoning.

UNDERSTANDING.

A Closer Look at Being an Architect.

A Closer Look at Making Architecture.

A Closer Look at Doing Architecture Ethically.

CHOICES.

Introduction to Choices.

Making Ethical Judgments.

Case Studies.

Epilogue.

Appendices.

Notes to the Text.

Works Cited in the Notes.

Works Recommended for Further Study.

Additional Architectural References.

Additional Information About the Photographs.

Index.
"...an invaluable piece of work, with its brisk tables andsummaries should be compulsory reading for architecture students."(Architecture Review, October 2000)

"The Authors of Ethics and the Practice of Architecture bring awealth of scholarship and experience to a subject that is not oftenso well explored." (Journal of Architectural Education,February 2003