1st Edition

Practical Ethics in Architecture and Interior Design Practice

By Sue Lani Madsen, Dana Vaux, David Wang Copyright 2023
    330 Pages 38 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    330 Pages 38 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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


    Sue Lani W. Madsen is an experienced architect and founding partner of a major regional architecture and interior design firm, with over forty years of experience serving public and private clients. She taught for four years as an Adjunct Professor at Washington State University School of Design + Construction.

    Dana E. Vaux, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Interior and Product Design at University of Nebraska - Kearney. Her interdisciplinary scholarship investigates the connections between cultural-historical meanings and place as well as design pedagogy. She recently published Research Methods for Interior Design (Routledge, 2020) with David Wang.

    David Wang, PhD, is a Professor Emeritus of Architecture at Washington State University. He has published extensively on design research and also recently published Research Methods for Interior Design (Routledge, 2020) with Dana E. Vaux. Dr. Wang has also published these titles with Routledge: A Philosophy of Chinese Architecture Past Present Future (2017) and Architecture and Sacrament: A Critical Theory (2020).