Architects 'need a Hippocratic oath'

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Profession must sell itself on evidence not ego, says RIBA presidential candidate

Architects need the equivalent of the Hippocratic oath if the profession is to earn the public’s trust – and higher fees, said one of the candidates hoping to become the next RIBA president.

Repositioning architecture as a profession based on research, analysis and evidence is essential to being taken more seriously, said Alan Jones.

“We have to become a trusted profession in the sense that doctors and lawyers are and to do that we need to become more evidence-based, knowledge-based,” he told BD.

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