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Upholding Human Rights: The AIA Code of Ethics, and Design of Certain Spaces Within Correctional Facilities

How specific do you think our Code of Ethics should be in terms of regulating professional conduct? Panelists include Elizabeth Minnis AIA, deputy commissioner, Office of Planning, Design and Construction at the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; Raphael Sperry, Soros Justice Fellow and president of ADPSR; Jeffrey J. Quick AIA, director, Division of Resource Management at the Department of Correction for the Commonweal; and Brad Walker AIA, principal at Ruhl Walker Architects.Peter Nobile AIA from the BSA’s Ethics Committee will be the facilitator. RSVP with “Ethics” in the subject line.

The meeting is November 5, 2013 at 4:00 pm at the BSA Space, 290 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02210.

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

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