The professional organization for architects in the United States, American Institute of Architects (AIA) has its headquarters in Washington, D.C. The AIA provides government advocacy, education, public outreach as well as community development to improve its public image and support the architecture profession. Besides, it works with other members of the construction and design industry to assist in the coordination of the building industry.https://www.linkedin.com/in/robert-ivy-143b741
Presently, the AIA is headed by soft-spoken, and wise Robert Ivy. Robert believes that Architecture can have a profound impact in various areas from improving health to providing disaster relief solutions. In the recent months, the AIA has been getting attention outside of the design profession.
The firm’s Monthly Architecture Billings Index is believed to be an accurate universal economic indicator for the United States. At the gathering of business, political and cultural leaders from around the globe in September at the Clinton Global Initiative’s Annual Meeting, AIA announced ten-year devotion to developing programs and solutions focusing on sustainability, public health as well as resilience to natural disasters within urban areas.
The organization is also supporting university research with grants as part of their commitment. Also, it will work on a community plan that is yet-to-be-named a major international city as well as holding an intensive hackathon to create a software project like a phone app.
Robert Ivy, the architecture was born in Columbus, Mississippi. He acquired a bachelor’s degree from Sewanee University as well as a master’s degree in design from Tulane. He presently resides in Washington, D.C.
Robert oversaw the publication of 33 publication in digital and print editions as the Editorial Director of the McGraw-Hill Construction as well as Chief Editor of Architectural Record. During Ivy’s editorial tenure, Architectural Record obtained an array of publishing industry honors such as the American Society of Magazine Editors National Award for General Excellence and the premier magazine journalism award among others.
In 2009, Robert was awarded the G.D. Crain Award for lifetime contributions to editorial distinction in business media. As a result, Alpha Rho Chi nicknamed him “Master Architect” in 2010 for his effectiveness in communicating the value of design.
Ivy Shares the designation with famous architects such as Eliel Saarinen, Richard Buckminster Fuller, Cass Gilbert, Dr. Nathan Clifford (a first graduate from the American school of architecture) and I.M. Pei. Robert is among the seven to receive this recognition in the 100-year history of the fraternity and the only one chosen in the 21st century.