The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is an architectural group that provides education, community development and the creation of an excellent public image. AIA established in 1857, New York and its current headquarters are in Washington DC. The institute has five level of membership; architect members, associate members, international associate members, Emeritus members and allied members. AIA has been through many leaders since its inception, but the current president Robert Ivy has created a more extensive portfolio of the organization through his unique methods.
While the American Institute of architects stresses on building, design, and construction, Robert Ivy, pushes architects to think broader from this horizon. Robert believes that architecture is not a one dimension career and can apply to disaster mitigation and health improvement. By feeding on Robert ivy positive energy diversification in the field, AIA has fledged on building in the public health and disaster relief programs. AIA will offer high education grants on community projects and invest in the creation f mobile phone applications as well as softwares.
Robert ivy while speaking to the SmartPlanet emphasized the importance of design to healthcare. Design goes all the way from the draining of swamps in Washington to the design of central park in New York. The park came up with the aim removing substandard buildings and creating a recreational space which has improved the public health. AIA has also ensured that the new generation of architectures is committed to coming up with plans of buildings that touch on health. Public health in construction should be looked into carefully because it affects the rate of transmission of communicable diseases such as diabetes. The conventional designs ensure buildings have access to sunlight, clean air, and water. A Model can affect a wide range of people.it is therefore essential to build on designs that are sensitive to public health.
With the leadership of Robert ivy AIA looking forward to building mobile apps. The development process has been through Hackathons, competitions whereby the best idea carries the day. The growth of mobile applications will help in the building process as well as supplement the already existing applications.
Robert Ivy graduated with a bachelor’s of arts from the University of South and gained masters in architecture from the University of Tulane. He is an excellent communicator as evidence from his many speeches in international events. Robert has served as a commissioner for the Venice architecture Biennale and had a couple of publications to his name. Before joining AIA, he worked as an executive in the McGraw-Hill constructions. At AIA, he has touched on the effects of architecture on the climate and earned various awards.