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Ethical responsibilities?
April 18, 2014, 4:44 pm
Filed under: Startup

There’s so many buzz words like “environmentally responsible” or “historically sensitive”, but what about ethical responsibilities as an architect?

Recently there’s been a lot of press on the building of buildings in Qatar and Abu Dhabi – and the ethical role of architects.  Zaha (in)famously declared we don’t have responsibility to the migrant workers’ working conditions and the almost 900 deaths in the building of her stadium. Legally speaking, I think OSHA is in place to prevent that. Or at least certainly, in the US, there’s an obligation to notify the client (at the very least) of unsafe working conditions.  Whether the legal responsibility is the definition of ethic responsibility is another question.  What do you think is our responsibility as architects during construction?



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Michael Sorkin’s recent article is interesting take.


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