American Institute of Architects or AIA is a prestigious non-profit organization residing in Washington DC. It provides community redevelopment, education, and public outreach programs to architecture specialists including licensed architects and allied partners. The AIA provides emerging architecture specialists with Web-based resources and hosts the AIA Conference on Architecture annually. The organization also awards excellent designs and professional achievement.
American Institute of Architecture engages in monitoring regulatory and legislative actions. Furthermore, it advocates for legislation that protects the professionals’ future; policies that encourage innovation; and regulations that ensure buildings are safe. The organization utilizes collective power to make decisions through state and policymakers. The AIA uses its community-based organization to provide services to the public. The organization works alongside local governments to create affordable housing for the public. The AIA’s projects encompass community, commercial, government, and healthcare.
The Role of Robert Ivy in AIA
Robert Ivy is the celebrated CEO and Executive Vice President of AIA. He has contributed towards the prosperity of the organization. Robert introduced two major types of research about the role of architect I the contemporary society as well as the future architecture industry. Robert led the organization towards developing a design that would accelerate the improvement of public health through community planning and research grants. He also launched an inclusive effort to develop a relevant and responsive AIA to increase awareness of architectures and a national dialogue about their roles in people’s daily lives.
Robert Ivy went to study at Sewanee University where he acquired his degree. Robert also proceeded to obtain Masters in architecture from the renowned Tulane University. He served as a principal at Dean & Ivy, Dean/Dale from 1981 to 1996.
Robert Ivy was the Editor in Chief of a popular architectural journal: Architectural Record in 1996. He was also the esteemed Editor Director and VP of McGraw-Hill Construction Media. Robert also participated in an architecture panel as a jury member. The panel chose Frank Gehry to design the famed National Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial. Robert Ivy’s leadership skills contributed to the success of Architecture Record. For instance, it earned 26 Jesse H. Neal Awards and the premier magazine journalism awards.
In 1998, Robert was honored with the McGraw-Hill Award for Management Excellence. The American Business Media gave Robert the Crain Award in 2009. The national architecture group, Alpha Rho Chi, chose to be their Master Architect. He earned the position because he communicated the core values of architecture effectively.