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SCOSA (Standing Conference of Schools of Architecture) Business Ethics Working Group –

Ethics in Architectural Education and Practice survey

SCOSA, as an organisation representing UK and RIBA accredited Schools of Architecture ( has recently formed working groups in alignment with the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)’s new Education and Professional Development Framework, The Way Ahead. This framework identifies education themes and values for RIBA Parts 1 and 2, and Mandatory Competencies for professional development. Ethical and Professional Practice is identified as one of these areas.

The SCOSA Business Ethics working group has launched an online survey, open to students and staff in RIBA accredited and UK architectural schools, and to architectural practices employing RIBA accredited graduates. The survey aims to collate examples of students and practitioners’ experiences of and awareness of Ethical Practice in the architectural curriculum, to identify exemplars of how Ethical Practice is addressed in architectural education and practice, and to identify opportunities for integrating Ethical Practice training in architectural education and practice.

The survey is anonymous, and should take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete, with all questions being optional. It will offer an option to leave an email address to potentially participate in an online workshop taking place on 29th April 2022 to discuss the results of the survey.

We would be grateful if you would be willing to distribute the link below to students / staff / colleagues / employees to complete the survey by 15th April 2022.

If you have any questions, please contact me (see below) or Peter Walker, Chair of the SCOSA Business Ethics Working Group,

With many thanks,

Mhairi McVicar ( )

Survey link:




Workshop link: SCOSA Ethical Practice workshop Tickets, Multiple Dates | Eventbrite

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