ARCH 407 – Professional Life & Ethics

2019-2020- Fall Semester


Assist. Prof. Dr. Timuçin HARPUTLUGÄ°L

Course Description

The overall design and building/construction process is complex and integrated with other disciplines. Each architectural design is unique and has its content considering its design and building/construction processes. Based on these stances, this course, considering the ethical and legal frameworks, will help students to improve their visions in professional life regarding to take part in integrated design teams and finding new pathways for management of complex designs in building environments. 


This course covers content and context of ethical principles of architectural design, building/construction processes and their interactions including stakeholders. The course also includes design management concepts and methods, design and building/construction planning, project organization and management of knowledge, time, cost, quality and risks based on professional life realities.

The course is believed to structure the beginning of the professional life based on ethical concerns.


Course Objectives

The course aims to draw attention to responsibilities of the architects to the public regarding registration law, building codes, contracts, the environment, preservation, and open spaces. The course defines legal principles and ethical issues in practice, besides focuses on teaching the foundation to provide insight into the design and building/construction  processes. Furthermore  the course is structured to provide an overview of design  management skills, competencies and tasks and aims to analyse system, strategies and management principles in building environment based on ethical values.