Greening the Standard of Care: Evolving Legal Standards of Practice for the Architect in a Sustainable World (Focus ON GREEN BUILDING)
Real Estate Issues, 2008, Fall, 33, 3
Real Estate Issues
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OVERVIEW THE TASK OF DELIVERING GREEN OR SUSTAINABLE BUILDINGS requires the coordination of many parties in the chain of asset management and construction. Arguably, one of the more important figures in this process, particularly for new buildings and in the perception of the public at large, is the architect. Owners and developers commonly look first to architects for help with realizing their building plans. Even more important, they look to architects for counsel on designing their building projects to get the desired functional and performance outcomes. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has recently taken up the idea of sustainable building as a signal attribute of the future of the architectural profession. (1) Surprisingly, this new position poses a disturbing new relationship between the architect and the client, which may have far-reaching consequences.
- Category: Business & Personal Finance
- Published: Sep 22, 2008
- Publisher: The Counselors of Real Estate
- Seller: The Gale Group, Inc.
- Print Length: 17 Pages
- Language: English