Reno, Nevada CEO Josh Smith Provides Local Students With New Greenhouse

Modular Greenhouses CEO Joshua Smith and Great Full Gardens Cafe in Reno, Nevada, made some High Desert Montessori School students very happy gardeners recently by donating a brand new Modular Greenhouse to the high school’s gardening program.

This generous act by Reno, Nevada’s Joshua Smith will enable the students in the gardening program to not only have an amazing brand new resource to work with in their new greenhouse but it will also provide them an educational hands on practice of planting, growing and harvesting their own food and get active in their own health and wellness while enjoying the benefits and pleasures of farm to table foods.

“We have a program where we offer our greenhouses to every school or nonprofit in Washoe County,” said Modular Greenhouses CEO, Joshua Smith. In addition to schools, the local Reno, Nevada startup Modular Greenhouse has also donated a greenhouse to the Boys & Girls club. Smith’s local business is very determined to assist the community in growing their own food and has an aggressive planned mission to provide a new greenhouse to every school in Washoe County by the year 2020.

Smith has put a program into place where every school and non profit in the county can get their own greenhouse donated by Modular Greenhouse with the intent to teach and educate throughout the county the benefits of growing your own foods and get young students in the habit of focusing on health and wellness as they learn.

In addition to the generous donation from Joshua Smith’s Reno, Nevada company, the high school also received money donations of $3200.00 to enhance their new greenhouse startup with soil, planters and seeds. They now have everything they need for their new farming venture and the students are very excited and grateful for this opportunity to learn.

It should be fun for Washoe county residents to watch this program “Grow”

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The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Focuses on Serving America’s Architects and Improving Standards

A majority of seasoned and upcoming architects in the United States ply their trade under the professional umbrella of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Besides bringing professional architects together, AIA also brings allied partners on board and as a result, makes one strong professional body. Among the indications of its strength and power include over 300 local chapters and more than 200 employees. Over and above that, AIA boasts a membership of more than 87,890 architects as of today. The organization has its head offices based in Washington DC. Learn more: https://washington.org/meetings/find-dc-listings/american-institute-architects

Serving Its Members

Among the many ways through which AIA serves its members is through ensuring that their rights are advocated for, ensuring that they are well-informed on matters of industry, and most importantly nurturing a community of like-minded professionals. The organization ensures that upcoming architects are licensed and that the already licensed maintain their licensure. To achieve this, the members are taken for refresher courses to ensure that they grow professionally and meet all their professional obligations. Upcoming architects are also provided with resourceful web-based material that helps them navigate through the profession with ease.

Setting Standards

Being the industry leader, AIA is the organization that sets the standards in the construction industry. The organization keeps records of architectural designs as well as contract forms that serve as future reference. Over and above that, AIA sponsors and takes part in market research that not only give its members a clear picture of where the industry is regarding economy but also advise them on the areas to improve on. It also puts the research findings in good use by investing in boosting customer confidence in American architects. These efforts go a long way in creating a good environment for the industry to grow.

Through the AIA Conference on Architecture that the organization holds every year, architects can converge and share ideas, discuss their common challenges, and chart the way forward. The organization also brings all industry stakeholders together through corporate meetings and events. Besides that, AIA boosts the morale amongst its members by organizing awards programs for top performers within the industry.

Robert Ivy

AIA has had many CEOs since it was incepted in the late 19th century. Robert Ivy serves as the organization’s current CEO. He is an architect by training, with a degree to that effect from Tulane University. Having graduated in 1976, Robert spent about three decades working as an architectural journalist and editor. He took up his current job in 2011.