The Good and the Bad Architect


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What makes good architecture or a good architect? Join us as we dive behind the scenes of the architectural profession and examine the roles and responsibilities of those who work in the field.

Architecture is often judged by aesthetics, but this does not always distinguish one architect from another, nor a good one from a bad one.

What does the licensure, the regulations and contractual systems that surround architecture actually cause? How do these legal mechanisms allow architects to be accountable, to have a duty to the public, and a decision-making process regardless of whether they are good or bad?

Based on discussions from the RMIT Architecture ‘Professional Practice’ area of research and teaching, this event will look at the ethics and standards of the architecture industry and to find the ‘good’ of architecture.

Wominjeka (Welcome). We acknowledge the people of the Eastern Kulin Nations as the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet. We pay our respects to the land, their ancestors and their elders—past, present and to the future.