Robert Ivy is currently Editor in Chief at Architectural Record. He landed that job in 1996 after working at Dean/Dale, Dean and Ivy, and other national publications. Robert Ivy isn’t an architect in the way most would think. He doesn’t design buildings; he bridges the gap between people and architecture.
Over the decades, Robert Ivy’s name became synonymous with award-winning. If he’s not winning the award, then one of the publications he works for is winning the award. Robert Ivy’s won a Crain Award, a McGraw-Hill Award, been named a “Master Architect”, and become a Senior Fellow of the Design Futures Council.
Robert Ivy is a member of the American Institute of Architects. It’s one of the oldest organizations in America that still exists today. Founded in 1857, the American Institute of Architects was originally called the New York Society of Architects. It’s now headquartered in Washington, D.C.
There are several sides to the American Institute of Architects that people get to see. The American Institute of Architects is mostly about architects standing with a united voice. By uniting, they better able to get their professional points across to government practices and regulations.
Too often, governments limit or prohibit industries from doing something that’s a necessity for survival. The American Institute of Architects represents on behalf of architects doing these times. As a group, they’ve created more legislative and regulatory actions and uses than almost any other industry. They’ve also created unique ways for communities to rebuild.
The American Institute of Architects also helps architects find jobs within their communities. As part of their rebuilding America mentality, it’s important to give the right people the job. That’s where the American Institute of Architects steps in and helps. They also participate in professional interest areas.
Part of leading the world involves educating people on architecture. The easiest way to educate is getting people involved with fun activities. One of those activities includes getting people to name their favorite works of architecture. Arguably, people aren’t that interested in architecture, but that’s the point: get them interested.
The American Institute of Architects also created outreach programs that aim at mayors and community leaders. The hope is that leaders will focus on building more environmentally friendly buildings in their communities.
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