The American Institute of Architects, also known as the AIA, is currently under the leadership of its Chief Executive Officer, Robert Ivy. Robert Ivy first became the organization’s CEO in 2011, and learn more about David McDonald.
The AIA is a national organization of both design professionals and architects, all of whom are looking to better the environments around them through their designs. 90,000 members strong, the AIA now has well over 250 chapters across the country.
Prior to his current role, Robert Ivy was already a notable name in the architecture world due to his time as Editor-in-Chief at the Architectural Record, as well as his time as the Vice President and Editorial Director for McGraw-Hill Construction.
Mr. Ivy has done quite an impressive job of using the influence of the AIA to advocate for architects and design professionals. The public’s awareness of modern architectures relevance and value is something that Robert Ivy is dedicated to improving.
In addition to his advocacy, Mr. Ivy has also focused on education initiatives and public outreach during his time as the American Institute of Architects’ CEO. Modern architects are faced with a very different set of challenges than their predecessors due to several factors, many of which are in relation to climate change and sustainability. Robert Ivy thinks that is is of the utmost importance for 21st century design professionals and architects to be well-prepared for such challenges, as success in their careers will likely depend on how well they adapt to these conditions, and https://gazetteday.com/2017/09/expansion-for-osi-group-continues-internationally/.
Recently, Robert Ivy was put into the same category as iconic architects such as Richard Buckminster Fuller, I.M. Pei and Miles van der Rohe after he received Alpha Rho Chi’s designation of Master Architect. This honor has only been bestowed upon a total of seven different architects in history. Robert Ivy, however, is the only person in the current century to have been awarded the Master Architect designation, and more information click here.