Robert Ivy and The American Institute of Architecs

The American Institute of Architecs is an organization based out of Washington DC, Who’s primary goals are to, be a voice for the architecural profession and advance our nations quality of life to ensure the public’s health, safety, and welfare are protected. Concerns and ideas from architecs are of paramount importance, in an effort to design a better future for our country. Robert Ivy executive vice president/chief executive office and the board has been steadfast in its efforts to advance public policies on today’s pressing issues such as climate change, sustainability and the impact of design on public health.

Members across the country and across the world generate our living space, work and play spaces. Creating hospitals that heal us and houses of worship that sustain us. Architecs are building energy saving buildings, that are next generation, making our communities healthier and safer. The American Institute of Architecs and Robert Ivy is committed to more sustainable communities and a prosperous, equitable society for all. AIC advocates for policies that invest in well designed civic infrastructure, as well. Visit AIA at Conference on Architecture to know more.

Roads and bridges are just a fraction of infrastructure. Public buildings ate the basis our communities, hospitals, schools, libraries, police and fire stations etc. Many times these buildings are allowed to decay, reducing safety and weakening the quality of life for many across the nation. Architecs are in a position, they can attempt to guide policymakers with their knowledge to make informed decisions , about re-investing in our communities. The collective voice of architecs is essential for designing a future that can benefit everyone.

Robert Ivy has been very influential since his tenure with the organization. He is re-positioning the AIA from its rich legacy into an actively, responsive and influential organization. To his credit, Robert has streamlined AIA governance to improve decision making, built a new digital technology infrastructure and launched an awarding awareness campaign. The board has always strongly advocated for its member and practices. Advocating for the value of architecture and giving architecs the resources needed to perform theuir duties to the best of their abilities.

The American Institute of Architecs are very determined to protect the safety, health, welfare of its members and the nation. Together, the board and its members are working to ensure that they are designing for a better future and our values remain steady, while keeping open dialogue with policymakers is always good. Learn more:http://www.architectmagazine.com/aia-american-institute-of-architects/