ArCH Code of Conduct

The ArCH Code of Conduct, up until this time, was on a separate PDF.  It is now on this website page, contained below:

ArCH Pledge & Code of Conduct
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1. PURPOSE
ArCH exists to help residential architects thrive and improve the quality and practice of residential architecture. I pledge to assist ArCH and conduct my architectural practice in a manner that reinforces those goals.

2. MORALS
I pledge that I am a person of good moral character

3. HEALTH, SAFETY & WELFARE
My architectural work will strive to help secure the Health, Safety & Welfare of the public, my clients and my projects.

4. LICENSED
I am a licensed Architect in at least one state in the United States of America (USA).  I will only use the “ArCH” acronym after my name if I remain legally licensed and will immediately discontinue use of the “ArCH” acronym when and if my license to practice architecture is removed from all licensing authorities having jurisdiction over my practice.

5. LAWS
I am a law-abiding citizen of the USA.

6. WISE DECISIONS
I will act in an impartial manner relating to good and prudent architectural practice, making wise decisions in the best interests of the project and client, and not be influenced by other factors.

7. INTEGRITY / ABILITY
I will work to the highest levels of integrity, judgment, business, artistic, technical ability and be unprejudiced in my decisions and will endeavor to always do thevery best that I can do, when providing architectural services.

8. LEARNING
I will continue to learn and educate myself in matters that help me create better architecture.

9. SHARING OF KNOWLEDGE
I pledge to share my skills and knowledge with my peers (particularly with other ArCH members) and to help further the education of my peers, clients, builders, and trade partners in pursuit of a better built environment.

10. SUSTAINABILITY / ENERGY EFFICIENCY / STRENGTH
I pledge to be a good steward of this world’s natural resources and to work towards a sustainable environment. I pledge to make my projects ever more energy efficient and to design and specify them to be healthier, stronger places in which my clients & others can live.

11. CREATED PROJECTS SHOWN
I pledge that I am the Architect of Record or main designer for any of the projects displayed by myself or my firm on the ArCH website.

12. UPHOLD PRINCIPLES
I will uphold the principles and policies of the ArCH organization (Architects Creating Homes) and treat other members of ArCH with courtesy & respect.

13. FIND SOLUTIONS
I will endeavor to find Solutions and Answers to issues that I identify, particularly relating to residential architecture. I will not identify problems without having at least a reasonable solution to such a problem. I will help find answers to such problems, working with other ArCH members.

14. WE ARE ArCH
ArCH = Us. ArCH is composed of ALL its members. I recognize, as a member of ArCH that there is no Us and They.  WE all work together to identify and resolve issues of significance to us all.

15. POSITIVE COMMUNICATIONS WITH OTHER ArCH MEMBERS & THE PUBLIC
I agree to treat others the way I would like to be treated and to at all times use language and attitudes that are positive, constructive, uplifting and conducive to helping other ArCH members, clients, the public and the profession of architecture.

16.  FORWARD & UPWARD MOVEMENT AND MOMENTUM OF ArCH
I, acting as an ArCH member will do my best to help maintain and accelerate the forward and upward constructive direction and momentum of ArCH.  I will never knowingly attempt to thwart, brake, stop, divert or slow down the on-going positive progress of ArCH.  I will at all times do my best to assist and help speed the progress and evolution of ArCH in a positive and constructive manner.