106th ACSA Annual Meeting Proceedings, The Ethical Imperative

On the Value(s) of an Architect

Annual Meeting Proceedings

Author(s): Anastasia H. Cortes

This paper situates architectural ethics in the context of practice by using stakeholder theory and the concept of professional judgment to describe the activities of architectural practice. Architects are taught the skills necessary to make ethical professional judgments in the contexts of design and professional service, but they are not necessarily taught how to effectively communicate the value of those skills to those outside the profession. Stakeholder theory provides a framework to describe the practice of architecture in a way that enables non-practitioners to appreciate value of the complex decisions and activities performed by architects.


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