Lynne Deninger, principal and leader of our Boston office, has contributed her thoughts on ethics in the latest issue of ArchitectureBoston. The issue examines the many shifting faces of ethical practice today.
Lynne, who is also a member of the AIA Ethics Committee for the Boston Society of Architects, shared her thoughts on the importance of the AIA Code of Ethics, specifically the section that addresses the importance of respecting and helping conserve natural and cultural heritages while striving to improve the environment and the quality of life (Canon 1, E.S. 1.3).
“Context is so critical to architecture,” said Lynne. “Clients often view context through the lens of what physically surrounds a site. It’s our responsibility to show them how deep context goes, especially as it relates to the cultural and social dynamics that make a community distinct, and the environmental implications associated with architecture. The profession needs to get to a point where designing for context isn’t viewed as an option or add-on. It needs to be the only way we design.”