COMPETENCIES AND ETHICAL
The Intern Development Program (IDP) is an intern-training program of the National Council of Registration Boards (NCARB). It has been developed and is offered in cooperation with the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The IDP consists of training requirements, training-area descriptions, and recommended core competencies.
These training activities provide the intern participant “Awareness and Understanding” and “Skills and Applications” knowledge. The IDP charts and information guiding the participants in the program do not deal with the ethical aspects of the activities. The following charts indicate the sixteen specific IDP training areas and some significant questions for ethical consideration for each of them. This material is the authors' summary and interpretation of IDP material derived from Intern Development Program Guidelines 1998–1999, as published by the NCARB, July, 1998.
The purpose of this section is to provide interns and their mentors with an understanding of the ethical aspects of architectural practice as they relate to the IDP training approach. The following study guidelines indicate actions to be taken by interns and provide a framework for discussion of these aspects with their mentors.
Study the question that is posed. Does it raise issues of community responsibility? Does it raise issues of contract and business practices? Does it raise issues of professional duty and responsibility?