Code of Ethics
The American Institute of Architects' Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct
Members of The American Institute of Architects are dedicated to the highest standards of professionalism, integrity and competence. The following principles are guidelines for the conduct of members in fulfilling those obligations.
Members should maintain and advance their knowledge of the art and science of architecture, respect the body of architectural accomplishments, and contribute to its growth. Learned and uncompromised professional judgment should take precedence over any other motive in the pursuit of the art and science of architecture.
Obligations to the Public
Members should embrace the spirit and letter of the law governing their professional affairs and should thoughtfully consider the social and environmental impact of their professional activities.
Obligations to the Client
Members should serve their clients competently and in a professional manner, and should exercise unprejudiced and unbiased judgment when performing all professional services.
Obligations to the Profession
Members should uphold the integrity and dignity of the profession.
Obligations to Colleagues
Members should respect the rights and acknowledge the professional aspirations and contributions of their colleagues.