Ethics and the Practice of Architecture / Edition 1

Ethics and the Practice of Architecture / Edition 1

by Barry Wasserman, Patrick J. Sullivan, Gregory Palermo
     
 

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

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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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471298229
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/28/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
7.05(w) x 10.04(h) x 0.66(d)

Table of Contents

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.

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