As a primary obligation and responsibility, the architect shall conduct his office and all aspects of his practice in such manner as to "safeguard life, health and property" as provided in G.S. 83A‑12.  In addition, an architect is also charged with the following personal and professional obligations of good practice:

(1)           The concern and purpose of the profession of architecture are the creation of a physical environment of use, order, and beauty through the resources of design, economics, technology, and management.  The physical environment includes a spectrum of elements serving man, from the artifact and the building to the community and the region.

(2)           The profession of architecture calls for individuals of the highest integrity, judgment, business capacity and artistic and technical ability. An architect's honesty of purpose must be above suspicion.  An architect acts as professional adviser to his client and his advice must be unprejudiced.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 83A‑6;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. September 29, 1977;

Amended Eff. May 1, 1989; November 1, 1979;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. January 13, 2015.