The American Institute of Architects is an architecture group that provides education, government representation, community development and supporting architects. The company was endowed in New York in 1857 by 13 architects with the vision to advance scientific and practical perfection of its members to elevate professionalism. Its headquarters located at 1735 New York Avenue, NW in Washington DC. The organization consists of more than 90000 licensed architects who adhere to the professional code of conducts. The group contains five levels of membership. Architect members, these are licensed to practice by the authority in the United States. Associate members, not authorized but are under the supervision of an architect in a technical capacity. Internship earns one point toward getting a license. International associate members, hold a license outside the United States. Emeritus members are members for more than 25 years or at least 65 years of age. Allied members are people that are related to a particular building or design communities like engineers. The award for FAIA) fellow of the American Institute of architects is a prestigious award given to members who have contributed to national significance profession.
The group has over 200 employees. The member architects affect government practices of profession and quality American day to day activities. AIA works with community programs to elevate the designs of public spaces protect them and develop affordable housing. Intern’s development, architecture exams preparation programs are offered to help the younger professionals. The organization raises the public awareness of architecture and the importance of good design annually. The organization awards individuals and groups for their outstanding achievements.
Robert ivy is the executive vice president and chief executiveofficer of the American Institute of Architects; he strengthens the association by advocacy, public awareness and educative maneuvers that help serve the clients and communities in the ever-evolving world. His primary focus is public awareness; he impacted the AIA from its rich proactive stance to an active and widespread group. He managed to gain the following honors through his career, built new digital-first technology infrastructure, straightening governance and starting award-winning advocacy campaigns. Robert helps architects focus their attention on climate change, sustainability and effect of design to public health.
Robert won many honors in his editorial leadership; he is also honored by the national architecture fraternity Alpha Rho Chi for efficiently communicating the importance of design. He shares the title of a master architect with others such as Mies Van der Rohe, Richard Buckminster Fuller, and IM Pei thus being in a 100year old history and among the first in the 21st millennia. He speaks more often about the meaning of architecture in our lives in the biography Fay Jones. Follow on Twitter.