Robert Ivy Leading American Institute Of Architects In Elite Directions
The architects of the United States have long had the desire to collaborate in order to help collaborate the state of the profession, and they have been doing so for the past 160 years (since 1857) through the American Institute of Architects (AIA).
Robert Ivy is the executive VP and CEO of the AIA where he is putting what he learned through his Tulane roots to good use and to the benefit of the organization’s over 90,000 members.
Ever since he assumed the role, Robert Ivy has been delivering his views on the industry and helping architects to expand from the traditional design only task to add a myriad of supplemental services while working towards helping the firms become more of total “creative consultants” so that they might begin to utilize their unique problem solving ability to tackle issues in other fields as well. He also has continued to share his view that architecture has now been nearly completely embedded with sustainability as the natural way to work. This means that the planet will continue to be hit with a more positive environmental footprint which should mean good things all around.
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Indeed, he also wants to continue to increase projects which have the ability to positively affect public health as well. Ivy consistently points to the Olmsted design of Central Park as an example of where the architects wanted to mostly eliminate substandard housing and help to improve an area of New York City which was quite challenged in many ways. Eventually, the space did become a primary place of recreation and enjoyment of the city, but the motives were not all aligned in that direction to begin with. He wants to continue to encourage the members of the American Institute of Architects to push for similar efforts in their specific regions so that public health of US citizens will continue to be increased as an example for the rest of the world.
He has continued to receive awards as an author in both architecture and security, and his voice is one that is well respected architect when he expresses these views. The five levels of membership at the AIA gives architects a chance to collaborate on various different levels while also having the chance to take home one of the many awards offered. Robert Ivy will continue to take the AIA in new directions through his exemplary efforts of unification.
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