The American Institute of Architects is a professional organization that helps a number of architects get support and mentorship during their careers. It serves as an entity to help improve the knowledge and skills of architects. This organization will help them not only gain knowledge and skills, but also meet with other architects to discuss current projects as well as recent trends in the field. The American Institute of Architects was founded in the late 19th century and has expanded to over 200 chapters worldwide. Therefore, it has emerged as an organization that helps professionals in the field throughout multiple parts of the world. It is currently based in Washington D.C. which is where it originated.
Over the years the American Institute of Architects has emphasized certain values that have made it into a quality organization. One of the main values of this organization is diversity which entails allowing professionals from a variety of backgrounds to join and share their expertise. Inclusion is another value which allows architects to accept other professionals and receive their ideas and feedback when it comes to matters concerning various aspects of architecture.
Along with having values that make the organization stand out, the American Institute of Architects also addresses a number of issues. The American Institute of Architects addresses issues such as climate change, infrastructure and immigration. When addressing infrastructure, the organization looks to encourage projects that will improve the durability and structure of roads, bridges and buildings. It also addresses climate change by suggesting building structures that will be more environmentally friendly in the future. Lastly, the organization looks to address climate change by suggesting projects that increase the amount of housing units for new residents moving into the nation.
Robert Ivy is the current chief executive officer and director of the American Institute of Architects. As the CEO and director, Robert Ivy organizes all of the programs as well as makes sure that the organization makes enough funds to operate. He also looks to use his leadership to help manage the members of the organization on a regular basis. Under his leadership, the American Institute of Architects has been able to maintain its status as the premier professional organization in the architecture field.
Before Robert Ivy became the CEO of the American Institute of Architects, he worked in the editing field. He worked as a chief editor for a number of architectural publications. As the chief editor, he would look to publish a number of articles that would reveal the latest trends and developments in the architecture field. Robert Ivy would also work in the media field as an editor for a number of other publications in the architecture field as well.