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  • 1.  Oath

    Posted 03-16-2019 16:55
    Dear all
    Here is the last revision and I have  taken in account suggestions.
    Some thoughts.
    I still like "On my honor" better than "I solemnly swear" (which sounds like a court case)
    I have added "To" for each principle 
    Also added "address climate change," which sounds better and stronger (I do not think this is a political issue)
    Added ; after each principle
    Taken out bold for first and last sentence.
    I think we have come a long away in a short time and we are there with a good Oath 
    BTW, the Oath partial started for me as a future solution to the Meier case as Richard has stated.

    Jan Wampler
    March 16, 2019 Revision # 7
    Oath for Architects

    On my honor, I,                                              , hereby take this oath of commitment to the following principles:

    To maintain the highest ethical and moral standards in my life and in my present or future architectural practice;

    To use my profession for the good of our planet and humanity;

    To practice architecture according to its core aim to provide substantial human shelter and enriched quality of life for all human beings;

    To treat clients, allied professionals inside and outside of my industry, and the general public with respect, honesty, and integrity;

    To respect diverse socioeconomic identities, gender issues and rights, and to not discriminate by race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or any other basis of discrimination prohibited by law;

    To strive to be an enlightened, passionate steward of both the built and the natural environments, address climate change, and practice wise use and conservation of Earth's natural resources;

    To pass on to the next generation our responsibility to do good for the world through universal, sustainable design that meets the needs of all humankind and protects our natural environment.

    By taking this oath, I have accepted my duty toward the betterment of civilization, its structures, its communities, its ecosystems, and our world.


    Jan Wampler, FAIA
    Distinguished Professor, ACSA
    Markborough Endowed Professor, USF
    Professor of Architecture, Emeritus, MIT
    Jan Wampler Studio  Architecture/Urban Design
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