There’s a whole other world to architecture that most people don’t know about. It shouldn’t surprise people who architects have their own organizations that recognize greatness. One of those organizations is the American Institute of Architects. The American Institute of Architects has recognized Robert Ivy one more than one occasion.
One of Robert Ivy’s greatest accomplishments was being named Editor in Chief of Architectural Record. Since he’s taken over the journal, it’s become the most popular architectural journal in the world. That success also led Robert Ivy to other high-ranking positions at numerous architectural publications.
One of Robert Ivy’s greatest successes was becoming the head of the American Institute of Architects. That organization is over 150 years old, and he’s doing a fantastic job at leading into the future. He’s created a number of programs and opportunities that encourage industry growth and cooperation.
For 150 years, the American Institute of Architects stood as a united voice for all architects. Its mission is to promote scientific and practical perfection. That was the mission of the original 13 members: elevate the profession’s standing. Since then, Robert Ivy’s expanding upon that concept, making the American Institute of Architects better.
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Now, the American Institute of Architects represents more than just architects. All of its members are architects, but it’s about uniting all the members of design and changing the opinion of the industry as a whole. The American Institute of Architects also works with the government to create better communities.
That service is one that the American Institute of Architects takes seriously. Often times, governments can step on the toes of professionals when they create new legislation or regulations. The American Institute of Architects exists to influence the government policymakers in working directly with architects.
The most important mission the American Institute of Architects works with the government to accomplish in designing better housing for all Americans. Recently, the nation’s suffered tremendous damage from natural disasters. That makes design contests like “Designing Recovery” very uses. The American Institute of Architects started that contest in 2013 at the Clinton Global Initiatives.
The American Institute of Architects also wants to get more young people involved in architecture. Using public education programs, they’re trying to raise awareness about the value of architecture and good design.