ARH 614 Architectural Professional Practices

ARH 614 Architectural Professional Practices

Faculty: Elizabeth Tippin

Course Description

This course exposes students to the business of conducting an architectural practice. Emphasis is placed on understanding the licensing of architects, how professional architectural firms are organized and administered, methods of project management, agreements and contracts, fees and compensation, ethics, insurance, the land use process, and relationships with consultants and contractors.

Course Learning Outcome

As a result of successfully completing this course, students…

  • Will be able to:

    • Prepare projects and discussion participation that reflects an understanding of legal and ethical issues including the Architecture Practice Act, AIA code of ethics, and dispute resolution methodologies.
    • Evaluate disciplinary actions against architects and judge appropriateness.
    • Apply the concept of professional liability, errors and omissions, and develop an expert’s opinion.
    • Research an architectural firm and develop and tailor professional application materials
    • Apply an understanding of practice management and leadership to preparation of a partnership agreement, strategic business plan, including human resources and finance, and marketing materials.
    • Develop a response to a Request for Proposal that demonstrates a comprehensive understanding of contracts, project delivery methods, compensation alternatives, project management and community/social responsibility.