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All About The American Institute of Architects

The American Institute of Architects is a professional organization that advocates for architecture and focuses on the betterment of architects and their profession. The AIA is a positive force and a tremendous voice for architects and is a friend to architects across the world. They provide a wide array of resources and opportunities for an architect at all the stages of their career. Their core values aim to protect the health and safety of the American people while advancing quality of life. The AIA has been an immense driving force for architecture and has over 90,000 members worldwide. AIA headquarters lie in Washington, D.C. The organization over 200 employees. The current CEO is Robert Ivy. The highest honor in the AIA is the Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (FAIA). Robert Ivy and Thomas Vonier(AIA President) are both recipients of this award. There are chapters of the AIA in the U.S., Canada, Continental Europe, Hong Kong, Japan, Middle East, China and the UK. The AIA was founded in 1857 by 13 architects for the purpose of promoting and elevating the profession of architecture. Their mission, “to promote the artistic, scientific, and practical profession of its members; to facilitate their intercourse and good fellowship; to elevate the standing of the profession; and to combine the efforts of those engaged in the practice of Architecture, for the general advancement of the Art.” The first AIA president was Richard Upjohn. The current President is Thomas Vonier and the Executive Vice President is Robert Ivy.

The AIA has an official magazine entitled with the name Architect aka The Journal of The American Institute of Architects. The magazine was founded in the early 1900’s. The Magazine focuses on architecture and features some architect’s projects in its magazine each month. Architect Magazine features the Progressive Architecture Awards annually, recognizing risk-taking practitioners and seek to promote progress in the field of architecture They also feature the R+D Awards and the Annual Design Review.

Joining the AIA yield many advantages. You become connected to a family of like-minded individuals, numbering over 90,000, who share your passion, love and drive for architecture. A result of speaking with unanimity, members of the organization contribute towards and influence government rules, regulations, policy, etc. that impacts the field of architecture. Their voice allows the AIA to participate in federal, state and local decision making. AIA members work to transform the field for its betterment. A great architect is always learning and the organization offers courses to fulfill those needs. To ensure that every architect becomes the greatest they can be, membership requires an annual amount of required courses be taken.

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American Institute of Architects Looks at the World From the Ground Up

On April 15, 1857, the American Institute of Architect (AIA), was the time of the founded in New York City. At the time of the founding, there was no school of Architectures. Therefore, if one wanted to be considered an Architect, you granted yourself that privilege.

Eleven prominent architects were the first members of AIA as its founders, which included: Richard Upjohn, AIA’s first President, Charles Babcock, Henry Dudley, Jacob Wrey Mould, John Welch, Leopold Eidlitz, Richard Morris Hunt, Edward Gardiner, Fred A. Petersen, Joseph C. Wells and Henry W. Cleaveland.

The first School of Architecture was established by MIT in 1932 by its President, Karl T. Compton. The AIA is the United States professional organization for architects, which has its headquarters in Washington DC.

AIA Programs

The American Institue of Architects offers programs to its members including:

* Education

* Government advocacy

* Community redevelopment

* Public outreach

The architecture profession, as promoted by the American Institute of Architecture, a is seeking a higher profile to be relevant to the challenges faced by society. The architecture;l professional wants to be considered a significant force with the construction profession in reshaping America’s cities, promoting such issues as energy conservation and the effects of climate change.

The AIA Journal

The Journal of The American Insitute of Architects publishes many scholarly articles to educate the public and to keep architects informed., such as how climate change affects the architectural design and the ethical issues related to prison architecture.

One point of view is that the sea levels are rising as the result of melting of massive icebergs in Greenland and Antarctica which holds ninety-eight percent of the world’s ice.

Climate change and the rising level of the seas and oceans is related to building design. Buildings are designed to be sustainable for at least thirty years, while many buildings are still standing and, with modification, are still relevant.

However, with the rising sea levels, architects are concerned that society does not recognize the effects of sea level changes on the integrity of buildings.

The International Circle of Architecture Critics

CICA is associated with the American Institue of Architects.

The CICA is primarily an international architectural think tank. The CICA houses architectures critics, historians, and theorists to discuss and solve problems affecting architecture and society. The goal of the CICA is for its members to share their criticism and theories to keep architecture current and to make positive changes.https://www.facebook.com/AIANational/

Capuchin Consulting – Paul Mampilly

Paul Mampilly is the founder of Capuchin Consulting that is located in Durham, North Carolina. In addition to his investment consulting firm, Mr. Mampilly also publishes a subscription service, Professional Speculator. Professional Speculator is designed to help small investors.

Mr. Mampilly has over twenty years of Wall Street investment experience. He began his Wall Street employment in 1991 at Bankers Trust as a assistant portfolio manager. He quickly gained knowledge and advanced to prominent positions at ING and Deutsche Bank. Paul Mampilly directed asset management firms with multi billion dollar funds during his time on Wall Street. Paul Mampilly was an investment director and editor of FDA trader and he earned a highly sought after award that is sponsored by the John Templeton Foundation. He also was recruited to manage a hedge fund for Kinetics Asset Management in 2006. Kinetics Asset Management had a net worth of six billion dollars at that time. During the economic crisis of 2008-2009 he was able to take a fifty million dollar investment and turn it into a eighty eight million dollar investment.

With such an extensive investment employment history, Paul Mampilly was able to join with Banyan Hill Publishing Company for the production of his newsletter. Profits Unlimited, his investment advice newsletter reaches over sixty thousand subscribers. His weekly publication tracks the performance of stocks in Mampilly’s portfolio.

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In addition to Paul Mampilly’s weekly newsletter he also has an investment infomercial which allows viewers to see his computer screen and he displays stock performance. The video presentation provides the names of companies that received multi thousand percent increases. Paul also credits his success with his ability to watch and understand investment trends. Currently he is following the preferences of the millennial generation in addition to advances in technology and communications. Paul Mampilly decided to stand by his belief of helping every day people with their investments which is why he left the fast pace of wall street. He is achieving his goals of helping every day people reach a comfortable retirement through proper investing.

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