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aiarchitect | volume 16   the news of america’s community of architects August 28, 2009
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Optimize Decision Making for an Ethical Practice
For me, writing about ethics feels a bit arrogant or grandiose. I am not a scholar of ethics, and topics such as choosing the right career path or being an ethical architect seem more appropriate for discussions among friends. While, at their best, politics is an important and noble endeavor, it is not the intent of this article to decide for you how to act. Instead, I will attempt to explain how, when I'm at my best, I decide which action to take in a given situation, and some mistakes I’ve made along the way.
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Carole Wedge, FAIA
In 2004, Carole Wedge became the first woman president of Boston-based Shepley, Bulfinch, Richardson & Abbott, one of the country’s oldest architecture firms. Today the firm, including its ownership, is about 50 percent women.
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Listen to the PodcastReal-life Lessons for High School Students
Architectural Foundation of San Francisco Executive Director Alan Sandler explains the benefits and caveats of getting students involved in real-world design and construction projects, which, ultimately, helps them understand their role as citizens in the community.
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9/11 Day of Service
A quick reminder from the American Institute of Architecture Students: a responsible architect is an involved architect.

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