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The American Institute of Architects is a body for the Architects in the United States. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) with its headquarters in Washington, D.C., gives government advocacy, education, public outreach and community development to support the profession as well as the general image of architecture. The AIA also helps coordination in the building industry by working in conjunction with other members in design and construction.
With increasing demand for licensed architects, the board needs to formulate a code of professional ethics and conduct aimed at assuring clients, the colleagues and the public of the dedication of an architect to stick to high professional practice standards. Since 1857, the company since provides strong professional membership for emerging professionals, licensed architects, and authorized partners.
The head of the AIA is Chief Executive Officer at FAIA, Robert Ivy. Ivy was former Editor at Arch Records and also an architect, journalist and currently an association executive. Ivy was Chief Editor of Architectural Record, an organization he helped grow into the planet’s most read architectural journal. Robert came to be an editorial director and Vice President at McGraw-Hill Construction Media, which consisted of SNAP, GreenSource: The Magazine of Sustainable Design, Architectural Record: HQ Magazine, China, Constructor, ENR, and Sweets.
Ivy also was a juror on the board that chose architect Frank Gehry as a designer of National Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial. From 1981 Robert Ivy was the principal, Dean & Ivy and a critic for many national publications. He went on to receive the Crain Award, the highest recognition an individual can get in America’s business Media. He also previously won a McGraw-Hill Award for Management Excellence and is now a Senior Fellow at the Design Futures Council.
Good leadership will tell you that AIA dedicates itself to stimulate the confidence of the public and their demand for architecture. It places the needs of the members foremost, thus leading to significant efforts of promoting public spaces buildings as crucial element s in the national infrastructure.
One of the substantial AIA highlights includes more than 250 chapters and an excess of 90,000 architect members and also design pros dedicated to improving the built environment. As an Architect himself, Ivy strengthens the Association through educative initiatives, public outreach, and advocacy. These principles help him streamline decision making in the organization, create digital infrastructure and public-awareness, and in turn, the architects serve their clients and the community in an era faced with constant challenge and change.