American Institute of Architects

January 18, 2018
By Rel

American Institute of Architects was formed with an aim of bringing professional architects together. The body started as a small group that built it from scratch in 1987 drafting bylaws and procedures that governs the body to date. It has grown in membership with over 90,000 members joining and contributing at various capacities towards its growth.

The institute is driven by values and professionalism. A team of able leaders led by Robert Ivy as its CEO ensures that no compromise of these values. Architects are provided with the relevant materials to enable them in working efficiently. Members are also expected to adhere to the ethical standards of the institution at all times.

American Institute of Architects is headquartered in Washington DC and has founded other branches all over in order to reach out to many architects and other professionals in fields that are related to architecture. As the institute grows, those members who have contributed towards its growth in an outstanding manner get rewarded with the highest reward being that of Fellow of American Institute of Architects.

The institute has produced some of the best architects and designs which have won in several competitions. The institute works with the government to make sure that the redesigning of public infrastructure is properly done. This gives space for allowing smooth flow of people and vehicles, by designing of proper exits and entrances.

As the CEO and FAIA of the American Institute of Architects, Robert Ivy stresses on the importance of practicing sustainable practices by architects. The practices are aimed at conserving the environment rather than polluting it. Prior to becoming the CEO, FAIA of the American Institute, Robert had worked as the Chief Editor of Agricultural Record in 1996 which through his input became the most architectural read journal in the whole world.

Robert Ivy has served as a vice president of McGraw-Hill Construction Media and also as its Editorial Director. He also served in the panel that chose architect Frank Gehry to design the Memorial of the National Dwight D. Eisenhower as a juror.

Out of his outstanding contributions towards architectural designs, he has been named Master of Architect by Alpha Rho Chi fraternity. This made him the first architect to be awarded this honor in 21st century and among the only seven in the fraternity’s history of over 100 years. He has also won other awards including the McGraw-Hill Award and the Crain award for management excellence and for individual recognition respectively. His career as an architect has been successful and has been motivated by different eras which come with their designs and inspirations.

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