Guidance on ethical practice in another country
UIA Accord: Practice in a Host Nation
Practice in a host nation occurs when an individual architect or corporate entity of architects either seeks a commission or has been commissioned to design a project or offer a service in a country other than his/her/its own.
There is an interest in increasing the responsible mobility of architects and their ability to provide services in foreign jurisdictions. There is also a need to promote the awareness of local environmental, social, and cultural factors and ethical and legal standards.
Architects providing architectural services on a project in a country in which they are not registered shall collaborate with a local architect to ensure that proper and effective understanding is given to legal, environmental, social, cultural, and heritage factors. The conditions of the association should be determined by the parties alone in accordance with UIA ethical standards and local statutes and laws.