Architect’s Credo

I shall work with this virtuous commitment: to exercise to the utmost my duty to myself, my country, and my God.

I shall uphold the ideals, follow the norms of conduct of a noble profession, and endlessly endeavor to protect and further its just ends.

I shall abide by the laws, rules, legal orders, statutory policies, and measures of my country; the Code of Ethical Conduct and the Standards of Professional Practice; and the Articles of Incorporation and By-Laws of the Integrated and Accredited Professional Organization of Architects (IAPOA).

I shall humbly seek success not through the measure of solicited personal publicity, but by industrious, meaningful application to my work, and strive to merit a reputation for quality of service and for equitable dealing.

I shall ask for fair remuneration for my professional services from my Client, and hold his/her interest over and above my own.

I shall disclose, whenever required, any private business investments or ventures that may tend to create a conflict of interest, and ensure that such conflict does neither compromise the legitimate interests of my Clients nor interfere with my duty to render impartial judgment.

I shall exercise my professional prerogatives always with the highest level of integrity.

I shall inspire, by my behavior the loyalty of my associates and subordinates, and take upon me the mentorship of the aspirants to the profession.

I shall confine my criticisms and praises within constructive and inspirational limits, and never resort to these means to promote any malicious motives.

I shall dedicate myself to the pursuit of creative endeavor towards the goal of enlightened Art and Science, generously sharing the benefits of my research, experience, and expertise.

I shall treasure my being a holder of a valid certificate of registration and a valid professional identification card as registered and licensed architect and of a valid membership card with the IAPOA.

I shall consecrate myself to the highest standard of professionalism, integrity, and competence to the public, to the Client, to the contractor, to the manufacturers, dealers, and agents, and to colleagues and subordinates who are the direct and indirect users and beneficiaries of my architectural services.

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