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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 ...