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Professional Ethics in Design and Building a continuing education seminar

Rutland Institute for Ethics

presented by

The Robert J. Rutland Institute for Ethics
&
The South Carolina Board of Architectural Examiners

AIA

Columbia, SC

Friday, May 8, 2015

900 Clemson Rd.
Columbia, SC 29229

Sandhill Research and Education Center-Lakehouse

REGISTRATION FOR THIS SESSION NOW CLOSED

 

The aim of the Professional Ethics in Design and Building seminar is to enhance practical understanding of relevant state law and, in particular, ethical principles relevant to architectural practice. The approach is interactive and user-friendly. We use case studies (a) to elicit ethical principles and (b) as occasions for practice in applying them. We explain how these ethical principles figure in what we call a “toolbox approach” to ethical decision-making and stress the need to approach ethical issues in a systematic, reflective and responsible way.

General Information

The day will be divided into four 90-minute sessions; 15-minute breaks will separate the two sessions in the morning and in the afternoon. One hour will be scheduled for lunch, which will be provided. Fifteen minutes will be set aside for wrap-up and formal evaluation.

LOCATION:

Sandhill Research and Education Center-Lakehouse

TIME:

8:00AM* - 4:30PM

*Registration check-in will be from 8:00AM-8:30AM, with the seminar starting at 8:30AM

Other Seminars taking place...

March 20, 2015; Charleston, SC

April 10, 2015 Greenville, SC


Continuing Education Credit:
The Rutland Institute is an authorized AIA/CES provider.
Participants can earn 6 AIA Continuing Education Learning Units if they complete the workshop. These Learning Units will qualify as AIA/CES LU (HSW).

 

 

Panelists

Anthony Lawrence
Brownstone Construction Group
Columbia, SC


Anthony Lawrence is a Bachelor of Architecture degree graduate from Mississippi State University School of Architecture. He has served the profession and community through involvement in various boards and civic initiatives; including, SC Telco Supervisory Board, City of Columbia/Richland County Business-Friendly Advisory Committee, City of Columbia Minority Business Advisory Committee, South Carolina Urban Land Institute and Columbia AIA.

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Anthony Lawrence
Michael Watson
Watson Tate Savory
Columbia, SC


Prior to Watson Tate Savory, Michael was a Senior Associate with Thompson, Ventulett, Stainback and Associates in Atlanta, gaining a strong background in project planning and design. While with TVS, Michael served as project architect on a number of large projects, including the award-winning 1315 Peachtree Office/Library in Atlanta and the 23-story Carillon Office Tower in Charlotte.

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Michael Watson
Lawrence Melton
Nexsen Pruet Adams Kleemeier
Columbia, SC


Lawrence C. Melton graduated from Rock Hill High School in 1966. He then graduated from Tulane University in 1970, the University of London in 1973 and Washington & Lee University School of Law in 1976. He is admitted to practice in Virginia, the District of Columbia and South Carolina. Lawrence has been practicing construction and procurement law for 28 years.

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Lawrence Melton
 

Special Guest Contributors

Caleb M. Riser
Richardson Plowden
Columbia, SC


Caleb M. Riser joined Richardson Plowden in 2009 in the Columbia office. He focuses his practice on construction law. For six years, Mr.Riser was employed by lVS-DESIGN, located in Atlanta, Chicago, Dubai, and Shanghai. While at lVS, Mr.Riser worked on various institutional projects, as well as commercial office building and public assembly space design,and distinguished himself as chairman of the Professional Development committee. His experience in architecture brings invaluable insight, knowledge and experience to the practice of construction law.

While attending law sehool,Mr.Riser was chairman of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Board and served as a lawclerk at Richardson Plowden for two years.

Caleb Riser
R. Davis Howser
Howser, Newman & Besley, LLC
Columbia, SC

R. Davis Howser is a founding member of the law firm of Howser, Newman & Besley, L.L.C. in Columbia.  He received his B.A. degree from Duke University in 1966 and in 1969 he received his J.D. degree (cum laude) from the University of South Carolina School of Law, where he was a member of Order of the Wig and Robe and the South Carolina Law Review.  He was admitted to the South Carolina Bar in 1969.  Mr. Howser has been an active member of the International Association of Defense Counsel, which is the oldest defense organization in the United States, where is a past member of the Executive Committee of that organization.  He is also a member of the American Bar Association, the South Carolina Bar, the Richland County Bar Association, the South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys Association, the Defense Research Institute and the American Board of Trial Advocates. 

Mr. Howser is a Master of the John Belton O'Neall Inn of Court (President 2009-2010).  In 2007 he received the Outstanding Trial Lawyer of the Year award from the South Carolina Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates.  He is listed in South Carolina Superlawyers.  For more than twenty years Mr. Howser has specialized in the defense of professionals including architects and engineers, attorneys, accountants, real estate agents and insurance agents.

Caleb Riser

 

 

Ethics and Communication

This year the seminar will include a focus on the relationship between communication and ethics, including opportunities (“the positive”) as well as challenges (“the negative”), which, sadly, tend to receive the lion’s share of attention in discussions of ethics and communication

 

Facilitators

Dr. Daniel E. Wueste
Dr. Daniel E. Wueste

Daniel E. Wueste is director of the Robert J. Rutland Institute for Ethics and professor of philosophy at Clemson University. He earned his Ph.D. in Philosophy from Washington University in St. Louis. His primary research interests are in legal philosophy and practical and professional ethics.

Wueste’s work has appeared in various journals including Cornell Law Review, Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, The Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence, Teaching Ethics, Professional Ethics, and Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing. He is the author of the chapter on professional ethics in The Biomedical Engineering Handbook (2nd edition), the chapter on biomedical ethics in The Encyclopedia of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, and the editor of Professional Ethics and Social Responsibility (Rowman and Littlefield, 1994).

He is a Senior Fellow and ex officio member of the Advisory Council of the International Center for Academic Integrity, formerly at Duke University, which now resides in the Rutland Institute for Ethics at Clemson University, and a member of the editorial board of theInternational Journal for Educational Integrity, the journal of the Asia Pacific Forum on Educational Integrity. Wueste completed two terms as president of the Society for Ethics Across the Curriculum and now serves on its executive committee. He is currently serving a four-year term on the executive board of the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics.

Dr. Stephen Satris
Dr. Stephen Satris

Stephen Satris is an associate professor of philosophy. Satris joined Clemson in 1986. He did his graduate work in philosophy at the University of Hawaii (M.A., 1971) and Cambridge University, Cambridge, England (Ph.D., 1984).

He designed and teaches a course at Clemson on ethics in architecture. He teaches Introduction to Ethics, Moral Philosophy, and Ancient Philosophy on a regular basis.. His books include Ethical Emotivism (Nijhoff, 1987) and Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Controversial Moral Issues, 9th edition (Dushkin/McGraw-Hill, 2004) -- a text widely used at colleges and universities throughout the United States. His work has appeared in numerous journals including the Journal of the History of Ideas, Teaching Philosophy, Ethics, Critical Reviews in Biomedical Engineering, Choice, Philosophy Today and the Journal of Value Inquiry.

Dr. Brenden Kendall
Dr. Brenden Kendall

Brenden Kendall joined Clemson's Department of Communication Studies as an assistant professor in 2010. He received his Ph.D. and M.S. in Communication from the University of Utah, and earned his B.A. in Communication Studies from the University of Montana. Kendall's research engages the intersections of organizational, ethical, and environmental communication, with a focus on metacommunication—that is, how people talk and reason about communication. He is a co-author of the book Just a Job? Communication, Ethics, and Professional Life (Oxford University Press, 2010).

Recently, he has worked with Communication Studies students to develop the ALL INtegrity Project at Clemson, which is a branded, student-to-student, uplifting campaign promoting pride, honor, and ethics within the student body. In 2013, the ALL INtegrity Project will become a multidisciplinary Creative Inquiry course.

 

Registration

Registration Fees
A Registration fee is required with your submitted information. Lunch and refreshment breaks, as well as materials, will be included (support provided by SC Architect Licensing fees). Fees are as follows:

SC-Licensed Architects
$150.00
All Other
$200.00

 

REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED

 

CANCELLATION POLICY
If written notice of cancellation is received by Monday, May 4th, the registration fee will be refunded. No refunds will be issued after close of business May 4th, 2015; however, substitution of participants will be permitted.

 

 

The aim of the Professional Ethics in Design and Building seminar is to enhance practical understanding of relevant state law and, in particular, ethical principles relevant to architectural practice. The approach is interactive and user-friendly. We use case studies (a) to elicit ethical principles and (b) as occasions for practice in applying them. We explain how these ethical principles figure in what we call a “toolbox approach” to ethical decision-making and stress the need to approach ethical issues in a systematic, reflective and responsible way.

 

 

The aim of the Professional Ethics in Design and Building seminar is to enhance practical understanding of relevant state law and, in particular, ethical principles relevant to architectural practice. The approach is interactive and user-friendly. We use case studies (a) to elicit ethical principles and (b) as occasions for practice in applying them. We explain how these ethical principles figure in what we call a “toolbox approach” to ethical decision-making and stress the need to approach ethical issues in a systematic, reflective and responsible way.