In 2011, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) named Robert Ivy as its Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Ivy is a Master’s graduate in Architecture from Tulane University. He also has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Sewanee, The University of the South. Before joining the American Institute of Architects as the CEO, Richard Ivy worked as the Editor in Chief of Architectural Record. He got to this position in 1996. He has also worked for McGraw-Hill Construction Media. While there, the company was able to scoop numerous awards in their area of operation. These honors include the premier magazine journalism award and the American Society of Magazine Editors National Magazine Award for General Excellence.
Recently, the American Business Media recognized Richard Ivy’s achievements and presented him with the Crain Award. This is an outstanding fete as it is the top-most award for the individual’s category. Among other honors, he was also crowned with the McGraw-Hill Award for Management Excellence back in 1998. He is also a renowned expert in the architecture sector having worked in this field for numerous years. Many people have given testimonies of the immense knowledge that they have gained from working with Robert Ivy.
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AIA focuses on considering the wellbeing of people in their architectural designs. Robert Ivy campaigns for the incorporation of the force of design into the public health domain. The effect of design will be examined and debated accordingly. He asks for the challengers of architecture to present proofs on which they base their arguments. He emphasizes that the basic design rules demand that architects should ensure that health and safety of the expected occupants are always upheld. This is possible by making sunlight, fresh water, and clean water accessible. AIA is the leading professional group of architects in US. They are headquartered in Washington DC. They have more than 900,000 members all over the country.
He also believes that architectural practice is not only limited to design. It is opening up to supplemental services. The architects are working towards embracing sustainability in their designs. AIA is adopting this as a code of work. They believe that it is necessary because of the population challenges facing the planet. Therefore, there is need to put measures for sustainable designs.