The Philippine Regulation Commission recently approves the new and concise Philippine Architect’s Credo presented by the United Architect’s of the Philippines (UAP) for they are the Integrated and Accredited and Integrated Professional Organization of Architects (IAPOA).
THE ARCHITECT’S CODE OF ETHICS
The Architect’s Credo
Accountability – I shall work with this general objective that I am accountable to GOD, to mother earth, to my country, to my fellowmen, to myself.
Norm of Conduct – I shall uphold the ideals and follow the norms and ethical conduct of this profession.
Professional Excellence – I shall pursue moral and professional excellence to the most utmost level of integrity through industrious dedication and meaningful application to my work that merits a reputation for quality of services worthy of fair remuneration.
Ethical Relationship – I shall pledge myself to the highest standard of professionalism in relation to clients, colleagues, industry partners, and society.
Sharing – I shall dedicate myself to the pursuit of creative endeavor towards the goal of enlightened Art and Science, generously sharing it.
Respect – I shall respect the rights and works of my colleagues in the profession and confine my comments to the constructive intents.
Legacy – I shall endeavor to do my duty in the protection of our common environment and the preservation of architectural heritage for the sake of the present and future generations.
So help me God.
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For reference, this is the old Philippine Architect’s Credo
I shall work with this general objective—that my duty is not only to myself, but also to my Country and God.
I shall uphold the ideals and follow the norms of conduct of a noble profession and endlessly endeavor to further its just ends.
I shall humbly seek success not through the measure of solicited personal publicity, but by industrious application to my work, strive to merit a reputation for quality of service and for fair dealing.
I shall ask from all, fair remuneration for my services while expecting and asking no profits from any other source.
I shall hold the interest of my Client over and above any self-interest for financial returns.
I shall exercise my professional prerogatives always with impartiality and disinterestedness.
I shall avoid any private business investments or venture which may tend to influence my professional judgment to the detriment of the trust placed upon me.
I shall inspire by my behaviour the loyalty of my associates and subordinates and take upon me the mentorship of the aspirants to the profession.
I shall confine my criticisms and praises within constructive and inspirational limits and never resort to these means to further malicious motives. I shall dedicate myself to the pursuit of creative endeavor towards the goal of enlightened Art and Science, generously sharing with colleagues, friends and strangers alike the benefits of my experience and experiments.
So Help me God.
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