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BSA endorses proposed amendment to the AIA Code of Ethics.

The BSA recently endorsed a proposed amendment to the AIA Code of Ethics which was initiated by Architects / Designers / Planners for Social Responsibility (ADPSR), a group that has long held a loose affiliation with many social activists at the BSA. ADPSR is lobbying a number of organizations, including the AIA, to address human rights issues in correctional facilities design and operations in the United States.  Read the BSA's letter to AIA leadership.


Relevant reading

The AIA Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct

A conversation with "justice architects" - part 1 | Architects/Designers/Planners for Social Responsibility 

Drawing the Line: Architects and Prisons | The Nation

When architects design death chambers | SmartPlanet

 Prison design faces judgment | LA Times

For more information about the AIA and ethical practice, visit aia.org/about/ethicsandbylaws.