Thursday, 04. July 2019, Anglia Ruskin University, RIBA East (Chelmsford) - Business of architecture: exploring ethics in practice

from 04. July 2019 - 14:00 till 16:30

Anglia Ruskin University

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Business of architecture: exploring ethics in practice
This seminar will explore the daily ethical dilemmas faced by architects, from employment decisions to selecting projects and specifying materials. You will have the opportunity to reflect on these ethical issues, discuss them with fellow professionals and decide how and why to take an ethical stance in today’s world.
Architects **** ethical dilemmas on a daily basis, from employment decisions to selecting projects and specifying materials. Whilst there is an increasing awareness of these challenging and sometimes complex issues, there are few opportunities to reflect and discuss them with fellow professionals and decide how best to take an ethical stance in today’s world.
The seminar will cover:

Your people: HR and employment best practice
Your projects: better projects: better outcomes
Your clients: how to influence the decision makers
Your supply chains: people and products
Social value: defining and improving your impact
Community work: how to work directly with community groups and consider varied perspectives
The UN Sustainable Development Goals: a framework for ethical practice

The speakers will explore the topics above through practical scenario workshops, which will present examples from practice to encourage dialogue and debate. Some of the tools and materials available to support ethics, ethical decision-making and ethical practice will be explored and you will be guided through the significant evidence base around why it’s important for you and your practice to engage with these issues today. The speakers will challenge and discuss the evidence and data which currently mounts to a strong business case in favour of ethical and sustainable practice.
This session is for architects working in small, medium and large practices; those working both nationally and internationally. It will explore a broad evidence-base and scalable steps towards ethical practice.

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Carys Rowlands, Royal Institute of British ArchitectsCarys Rowlands is a barrister and the Head of Professional Standards at the RIBA. Carys’ work for the RIBA involves professional standards, professional conduct issues, dispute resolution and ethics in architecture. Carys has written publications in collaboration with the UN Global Compact titled ‘The UN Sustainable Development Goals in Practice’ and ‘Ethics in Architectural Practice’ and has supported the RIBA Ethics and Sustainable Development Commission throughout 2018. Carys has also overseen the Institute’s external work on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and continues to lead the RIBA’s engagement with the work being undertaken across the industry, aiming to eliminate modern slavery in construction. Carys is passionate about raising standards of professionalism and driving forward ethical practice through debate and discussion.
Core Curriculum topics
1. Architecture for social purpose2. Health, safety and wellbeing         3. Business, clients and services
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