Instructor: George Mazzeo

Board: Oklahoma Board of Licensed Architects, Landscape Architects, and Registered Interior Designers

Credit Hours: 2.00
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Approval Number: J607LGL27

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Course Description

The "Professional Ethics for Architects (2 hours)" course is a basic level course targeted towards all architect professionals. Specific case studies are used to illustrate key principles in real world situations. The principles of "reciprocity" in ethics and the learning objectives outlined below are targeted at professionals in the architect industry. In this course we explore a professional’s responsibilities as they relate to their clients, their peers, their employer, their employees, and their profession. We begin the course by examining the role of ethics in the everyday practice of their career. We explain why ethical behavior is not only a professional and legal imperative, but is also just plain good business. We then look at the AIA Code of Ethics & Professional Conduct and how it relates to everyday situations that present challenges to people in this

Course Objectives


Upon successful completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe the difference between morality and ethics
  • Recognize characteristics of a profession versus an occupation
  • Identify the Ethical Behavior Three Step Process
  • List several methods of Rationalization
  • State the purpose of the AIA Code of Ethics & Professional Conduct
  • Research the code for answers to questions of what is legal or illegal or ethical on not ethical

Instructor Bio

George Mazzeo holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the NJ Institute of Technology and a MS in Systems Management from the University of Southern California. He is also a graduate of the US Naval War College. Mr. Mazzeo has presented dozens of ethics seminars to Professional Engineers and other professionals nationwide.


He is a retired US Air Force Colonel and served as the Department Chair and Professor of Aerospace Studies at the University of Florida. While at UF, he presented courses in leadership, strategic planning, management, ethics, team building, quality/continuous improvement and communications. He is the author of "Sleeping Dogs… Ethics in the Workplace." Mr. Mazzeo currently is the Executive Director for the North Central Florida Chapter of the American Red Cross.

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