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Welcome to Forethought India One-on-One Courses. Our program is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in their chosen profession. Our instructor for this course is Prof. Nicolas Turchi at Manchester School of Architecture


"Ethics at the Foundation: Professional Practice in Architecture" is a comprehensive course designed to immerse students in the multifaceted realm of ethical considerations within architectural practice. Delivered through a series of meticulously crafted lectures, this course delves into the core principles, historical underpinnings, and contemporary challenges that architects encounter. Covering a wide spectrum of topics, it explores ethical decision-making, codes of conduct, and regulatory frameworks specific to the architectural profession. Engaging case studies elucidate the real-world implications of ethical choices in design, innovation, sustainability, urban planning, restoration, and technological advancements. The course navigates through intricate subjects like cultural, social, environmental, and global implications, highlighting the responsibilities of architects in shaping communities. It further examines the ethical dimensions within leadership, legal complexities, disaster relief, affordable housing, inclusivity, and the ethical considerations in emerging architectural technologies. Culminating in a comprehensive final assessment, this course equips students with a profound understanding of ethical dilemmas and the necessary skills to navigate them, fostering a conscientious approach to professional architectural practice.


At the end of the program, students will receive a certificate & performance letter by the eductor indicating that they have completed the program and acquired the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in their chosen profession.

Ethics at Foundation: Professional Practice in Architecture, by Nicolas Turchi

  • Nicolas Turchi is a Designer, a Lecture in Advanced Digital Design at Manchester School of Architecture, an Adjunct Professor in Computational and Parametric Design at the University of Bologna and the Polytechnic of Milan, an associate at DesignMorphine and the founder of NT[A]R. Nicolas holds a Master in Architecture II from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and a Bachelor of Architecture and Master of Architecture I from the University of Bologna. He worked in several international practices including Zaha Hadid Architects, Peter Eisenman Architects, MCA Mario Cucinella Architects and Hernan Diaz Alonso Architects. Nicolas is particularly interested in emergent technologies and how they affect the theoretical aspect of the discipline, with a focus on the injection of the 4th dimension into the architectural discourse.

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