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  • 1.  Oath

    Posted 03-16-2019 12:38
    Dear Doug, Edmond and all
    Thanks for all your suggestions.  Please see the revised version which I think could be the final.  There has been a lot of comments and believe we are ready to go to AIA19 with it as suggested by Edmond.  Perhaps it could be put into action there.  I can be there.

    March 16,2019 Revised

    Jan Wampler

    Oath for Architects

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

    Maintain the highest ethical and moral standards in my life and in my present or future architectural practice.

    Use my profession for the good of our planet and humanity.

    Practice architecture according to its core aim to provide substantial human shelter and enriched quality of life for all human beings.

    Treat clients, allied professionals inside and outside of my industry, and the general public with respect, honesty, and integrity.

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

    Strive to be an enlightened, passionate steward of the built, natural environments, including addressing climate change, and practice wise use and conservation of Earth's natural resources.


    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 improvement 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
    Office 617 253 7904
    Cell     617 763 4908