Code of Ethics

AIA is the professional organization that helps architects serve the public’s needs and builds awareness of the role of architects and architecture in American society. Over 90% of architect-designed construction in the United States is handled by AIA members.

Architects who are members of the AIA have numerous opportunities to continue professional training, timely access to information on new building materials and technologies and, perhaps most important, ongoing, collegial relationships with other AIA members who include the most skilled practitioners in the nation.

AIA architects are required to comply with the AIA Code of Ethics, which dictates guidelines for the highest standards of professionalism, integrity, and competence. The Code addresses architects’ responsibilities to the public, which the profession serves and enriches; to the clients and users of architecture, who help shape the built environment; and to the art and science of architecture, the body of knowledge and creativity that supports the profession.

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