Some time back, many people in the United States held that architecture was a lowly course that didn’t deserve to be taught in institutions. It was treated as a side course that only those who did not have another option could study to support themselves and their families. Today, with the help of the American Institute of Architects, the perception towards the course has been changed, and people now treat the course with the respect that it deserves. The change in perception is partially the reason why many people are opting to study the course with the hope of coming up with spectacular designs that will stand for decades and be admired by generations.
The American Institute of Architects (AIA), which is headed by Robert Ivy, works hard to teach the society how to come up with fabulous architectural designs as well as how the community can attain support from the government. The organisation has been partnering with different individuals and agencies to redevelop the field of architecture, thereby, creating a positive image of the industry. The firm’s headquarters are located in Washington DC, USA, and this is where the organisation plans its moves of remodelling the architectural profession.
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After its founding in 1857, AIA came up with goals that focused on changing the architectural industry for the better. Under the leadership of Robert Ivy, it has succeeded to do so over the years making it the leading force of change in the industry. Currently, the number of architectural professionals who are members of the agency add up to 90,000. Unlike before, more people are interested in joining the architectural profession, and this interest has seen more people enrol in the organisation.
Robert Ivy has been serving as the organization’s CEO and Executive Vice President since 2011 when he was given the position. He is an educated man and has had a lot of experience while working for different establishments. He has worked at the Architectural Records as editor-in-chief and at the McGraw Hill Construction Media, where he served as the company’s Editorial Director and Vice President. Prior to his career, he studied at the Sewanee University, where he attained a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and later in Tulane University, where he got master’s degree in architecture. View Robert Ivy’s profile at Tulane School of Architecture
With the knowledge and experience that he has, Robert put together some great content in a book that is entitled- Fay Jones: Architect. In this book, architects are able to learn the secrets of becoming better professionals. The National Library of North America categorised the book among the best works of architecture. He continues to attain various accolades every passing year. In 1998, he won the Management Excellence in McGraw Hill Award and later won the Crain Award in 2009. He was also recognized as the Master Architect by the National Architecture Fraternity. Robert will be forever remembered for his great contributions to the construction industry.