The American Institute Of Architects is the umbrella organization for the architects in the US. The organization has its headquarters in Washington D.C and it is involved in the community development, governmental advocacy, and education to enhance the development of the architect profession and promote its image. The organization works with other groups in designing and construction departments to improve the building and construction industry. The American Institute Of Architects is currently under the leadership of Robert Ivy who is the CEO and Thomas Vonier as its president. The organization was established in 1857 with its first offices in New York. The organization was founded by a group of 13 like-minded architects with the main aim of promoting practical and scientific perfection of all members of the organization.
The organization also had an objective of elevating the standards of the architect profession. The organization currently boasts of over 90,000 members comprising mainly of the licensed architects and members of other associated professionals. All members of the organization must adhere to the code of ethics that govern the actions of every member and their professional conduct. The code of ethics of the organization aims to assure the public, clients, and colleagues of the dedication of the organization’s dedication to achieving high standards. There are five levels of membership in the organization. These levels include architect members, associate members, international associate members, emeritus members, and allied members.
About Robert Ivy
In 1996, Robert Ivy was appointed the Editor in Chief if architectural record where his contribution helped the journal became the most read all over the world. He later became the editorial director and vice-president McGraw-Hill media. The construction media comprised of GreenSource which included SNAP, sustainable design and the architectural record which included Sweets, constructor, ENR, HQ magazine and China. He was also among the panelists who selected Frank Gehry who designed the National Dwight D. Eisenhower memorial. Robert Ivy also worked as a principle for Dean and was offered positions of a critic by various national publications. The architectural records managed to earn various accolades in the publishing industry during Robert Ivy’s tenure. In 2009, Robert Ivy was feted with the Crain Award, which is ranked as the most prestigious award by the American business media. He was also awarded for his management excellence by the McGraw-Hill in 1998. Robert Ivy is also a senior fellow at the design futures council. He was named the master architect by Alpha Rho Chi in March 2010.
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