American Institute of Architects is Soaring High

February 1, 2018

Since the year 2010, Robert Ivy has been the CEO of American Institute of Architects. He has also been the editor in chief of Architectural Record. Robert Ivy has been in this position since 1996. Robert is quite an industrious individual because he also serves as the vice president and the director of editing the McGraw-hill Construction. His work entails ensuring that publications are of quality for families reading them.

Previously, Robert has worked for Ivy Architects as a principal. He also became a managing partner at Dean/Dale. All these opportunities earned him fourteen years experience. At this time he decided to change his working environment and join the corporate world. This decision was a wise one because he excelled and even received an award in 2009. The following year, Alpha Rho Chi recognized him as the master architect. He had done a remarkable job in imparting knowledge of design to a new generation.

Robert Ivy has not limited himself to his profession only. He is an advocate who represents agendas concerning his profession. He understands that political, social and environmental issues are part of construction, design and architecture. So far, Robert has done a commendable job in managing employees, budget and the overall management duties of AIA.

The American Institute of Architects began in 1857. Thirteen architects came together and decided to start this organization. The objective was to support each other and welcome other architects to join the entity. Today, the organization aims at achieving perfection at what they do practically and scientifically.

The headquarters is in Washington D.C. Every day; the institute strives to advocate, educate and enhance the public image of the architect profession. It also does community redevelopment and public outreach. The architectural profession is not an independent one. It works closely with other industries such as construction and design.

The organization’s duty to be an advocate has managed to represent the national interests of the architects. The leadership and members have influenced government practices that affect policies in the architecture profession. Another area that AIA pays attention is in regulation and legislation. This is also another area where they participate to ensure that these rules and regulation are in favor of the profession.

AIA is quite an inspirational organization to architects. Members will highly benefit from the objectives Ivy has for AIA. He wants architects, contractors, and designers to be technology oriented. This is where the promising future lies. AIA needs to embrace the changes of digitalization.

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The American Institute of Architechs – Honor and Integrity!

January 16, 2018

Located Washington D.C. and founded in 1887, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) is an organization of professional architects. A group of 13 architects founded the AIA to promote excellence and perfection in the profession through scientific and practical methods. Richard Upjohn was its first president and at the first meeting, they invited 16 other architects to join them. At the time of the founding anyone could claim to be an architect, and in order to protect the profession and their clients, they adapted a constitution and bylaws.

By 1880, 11 chapters were opened across the United States and currently, there are 300 chapters representing professional architects across the country. The current president presiding over more than 90,000 licensed architects is Robert Ivy. The 90,000 members consist of licensed architects, associate members, international members, emeritus members and allied members. Its managed by a board of directors with over 200 employees and it spans the globe with chapters in the United Kingdom, Japan, Hong Kong, and across Europe.

The AIA monitors federal, state, and local policy decisions concerning design and structure and in public service the AIA offers community-based programs to local governments to improve designs, protect infrastructure, and promote affordable housing. To its members, the American Institute of Architects offers it experience on design, contracts, urban development, and education. While students are not permitted in the AIA proper, they have a separate arm of the AIA called the American Institute of Architects – Students (AIAS). The AIAS has been adopted by most chapters of the AIA and they offer special programs and educational assistance for the students. The AIAS is non-profit and independent.

The AIA recognizes outstanding achievement in architecture with awards and honor programs, and one of its most prestigious honors is the title ‘Fellow of the American Institute of Architects’. This award is given to those architects who have gained national recognition in architectural excellence. Only 2% of the membership bear this honor.

The association’s CEO Robert Ivy the owns the honor of wearing the title Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. Mr. Ivy holds a Masters in architecture from Tulane University. He is the editor-in-chief of the Architectural Record and vice president and editorial director of McGraw-Hill Construction Media. Mr. Ivy served on the panel that selected the architect to design the Eisenhower Memorial and served as a principal critic at Dina&Ivy for many national architectural publications.

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