Practical Ethics in Architecture and Interior Design Practice presents the basics of design practice through ethical scenarios, ushering design students into real-world experiential learning.
Each chapter begins with a detailed story involving a complicated set of practical and ethical dilemmas, exemplifying those encountered each day in the world of professional practice. Practice-based topics such as contracts and project delivery methods, marketing design services, cross-cultural collaboration, virtual connectivity, social justice and sustainable design, soft skills, and other related professional practice themes are anchored in realistic scenarios. While all the stories are fictional, in writing them the authors drew from over seventy-five combined years of professional experience in architecture and interior design as well as many years of academic experience in teaching professional practice and ethics to architecture and interior design students. Each story is followed by discussion questions and suggested additional resources.
This book provides a unique integrated perspective into the allied fields of architecture and interior design with topics relevant to both fields as well as specific to each profession. It prepares students of both disciplines for the broad issues of professional practice and encourages them to become ethical practitioners ready to contribute effectively to design teams and to ask the right questions.
Introduction 1. Ethics and the global marketplace 2. Ethics and professional roles 3. Ethics and business structures 4. Ethics and marketing 5. Ethics and project delivery methods 6. Ethics and contracts 7. Ethics and cultural communication 8. Ethics and design process 9. Ethics and project management 10. Ethics and collaboration 11. Ethics and sustainable design 12. Ethics and social justice Epilogue - Designing your future Appendix Glossary of Acronyms Index