More than a decade ago, David Greusel addressed the annual convention of the American Institute of Architects with a provocative session called “Dimension M,” referring to the moral dimension of architecture. The session made the point that architecture has moral and ethical implications that go far beyond our statutory duty to design safe buildings and not harm or cheat people in our work. Reaction was decidedly mixed, but at least the subject had been broached. And now it has been broached again, this time by the Institute itself.
It is gratifying to see this web post and in particular a very good video that takes up this same topic, expressing the views of three very eminent practitioners. We encourage you to read the article, and especially to watch the embedded video, here: