Robert Ivy: Helping The AIA Move Forward Into The Future

Robert Ivy is considered to be an important name in the field of architecture and currently stands as the President of the American Institute For Architects. He has been serving in this position since 2010 and has led the organization towards several successful ventures. Having worked in the industry for so many years, Ivy has an incredible amount of knowledge when it comes to the field. Using his knowledge and experience, he has helped the organization transition into the future through the implementation of several useful practices and projects.

Ivy is also known for the numerous revolutionary ideas that he has brought to the American Institute of Architects. The institution had recently announced that they would be open to collaborating with software developers and app designers to produce software that could make the work that architects do a lot more efficient.This was made because of Ivy’s opinions on the route the field can take to develop further.

Ivy has always held the opinion that technology can improve the way that architects function. By developing software that helps them, they can create more efficient and sustainable structures that can, in turn, benefit the country and its people. The apps that the AIA is planning to provide can change the industry overnight, which is why Ivy believes that support must be given for this kind of development.

Before joining the AIA, Robert Ivy served as the Editor in Chief of Architectural Record, a notable architecture based magazine. He still stands as the Vice President and Editorial Director for McGraw-Hill Construction, which is a company that owns several architecture related publications.

Before moving on to more executive positions, Ivy worked in the sector as an architect for several prominent firms. He was the managing partner at a company which he founded and worked for fourteen years before he decided to progress in his career and move to higher positions.

The American Institute Of Architects is organization comprising of licensed architects from all over the country. The organization has had a long history, and first opened its doors in 1857. The organization has over nine thousand people registered with them and supports several others from related industries. The organization works to help build a more well-structured field, and to provide the industry with the right tools to be able to build a better future. There is no doubt that this organization has had a significant impact on the architectural industry. Read this article:https://www.architecturalrecord.com/articles/5547-architectural-record-editor-in-chief-robert-ivy-to-head-aia

 

 

The AIA, Enhancing the Quality of Life for All American’s

The American Institute of Architects, led by Executive Vice President and CEO, Robert Ivy is an NGO, based in Washington, DC. This group works to lobby in the best interest of consumers of architecture services, and, the environment. The group has had many successes over the years when it comes to influencing policymakers.

The AIA was founded in 1857 in New York City. Over the years, the group has grown from 13 board members to a national organization. The group has grown so significantly, it’s now recognized on a local level, with chapters all over the country.

There are many topics that the AIA takes on. Among these issues are the following:

  • Art, history, and religion
  • Building science and technology
  • Career and the profession
  • Design specialty
  • Firm management
  • Social impact

As you can see, this is quite a large undertaking. Embedded within these topics are specific issues Robert Ivy, and, the AIA must address through advocacy. Among these topics advocated, are the following:

  • Building codes
  • Business of architecture
  • Career
  • Communities
  • Design matters
  • Global practice
  • Procurement & project delivery
  • Sustainability

Due to the nature of the profession, the AIA is responsible for staying abreast of many laws and regulations. Robert Ivy and the AIA make sure that professionals are educated through their organization. The website alone offers many valuable resources not only for seasoned professionals but, also for those entering the profession. Those who are members are able to add the AIA suffix to their name, easily distinguishing them as a credible professional. The organization also offers fellowships and college fellows organizations.

The AIA makes its organizational structure very clear. This is communicated by their bylaws, which can be found online at http://aiad8.prod.acquia-sites.com/sites/default/files/2017-05/AIA-Bylaws-April2017.pdf. There are many different types of membership and affiliations that are seen within the AIA, so, having a highly structured system is necessary.

The “AIA Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct,” is a prominent document which is able to be viewed at https://www.aia.org/pages/3296-code-of-ethics–professional-conduct. The code is applicable to any level of membership, and, the strictest adherence is required. The three parts of the code are:

  • Canons (broad principles of conduct)
  • Ethical standards (more specific goals toward which each should aspire)
  • Rules of conduct (mandatory requirements)

The National Ethics Council, or, NEC, is responsible for monitoring regulatory compliance for the organization. Growing the profession, and, of course, taking on projects are the focus of the AIA. Enhancing the quality of life for all American’s, is what Robert Ivy, and, the AIA strive to do every day. Check more:https://washington.org/meetings/find-dc-listings/american-institute-architects