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Professional Virtue And Citizenship: An Ethical Framing Of The Aia, Gregory S. Palermo Mar 2000

Professional Virtue And Citizenship: An Ethical Framing Of The Aia, Gregory S. Palermo

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This paper proposes that the American Institute of Architects (AIA), a corporate collective of the architectural profession, if it wishes to be more than a professional trade organization speaking to the economic self-interest of its members (and being perceived as such), has available to it two ethical courses to pursue: 1) That of improving the knowledge, skills and judgment of architects – defining and working on the virtues of the architect; and 2) That of participating in public policy decision-making and speaking out with regard to environmental design, whether proposals be public or private. Both of these concepts are embedded in ...


Architecture And Architectural Education: Change, Ethics And Liberal Education, Gregory S. Palermo Jan 2000

Architecture And Architectural Education: Change, Ethics And Liberal Education, Gregory S. Palermo

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Architecture is: About people and places Meeting utilitarian needs Inescapable art The design of space Structures that make space Free thought and ideas History and cultural heritage Student definitions from the first day of class in "An Introduction to Architecture" My thoughts on architecture and architectural education are propelled these days by two intersecting threads: 1) That of architecture as a cultural production; and 2) That of architecture's essentially ethical condition. This of course begs the questions: What, then, is meant by architecture as a cultural production? and: What is the nature of that ethical condition? Also, for me ...