The AIA President Benefits His Profession And The General Public

The many accomplishments and contributions that Robert Ivy has done in the profession of architecture have definitely led to his appointment as the Executive Vice President /CEO of the American Institute of Architects. He was unanimously appointed in this position in 2011. Before taking the helm at AIA, Ivy spent his time professionally as one of the principals in an architectural firm that bear his name, Ivy Architects and also in Dean/Dale. After nearly 14 years as a Dean/Dale managing partner, he went to serve several architectural corporations in various executive positions.

Perhaps his professional activities and accomplishments in these corporations have led the bigwigs in AIA to appoint him as its Exec VP and CEO. There are two notable awards that Ivy has received that will attest to his professional accomplishments. One of these is in his profession, and another in print media. An architectural community, the Alpha Rho Chi gave Ivy the title Master Architect for his contributions in helping the public understand the importance of design for future generations. Ivy’s other award was given by the American Business Media for his great effort in the promotion of quality business media.

Ivy’s main task as AIA Exec VP/CEO is to manage its national office at Washington, DC. With its $56 million annual budget and the supervision of its 206 employees, Ivy already has his hands full. In the performance of his executive duties at AIA, Ivy is able to share important knowledge about his profession to the masses regarding the aspect of the role of architecture and architects and how the two relate to them. He also uses his AIA position to make the public aware of the importance of architectural design in their lives.

The AIA has been continuously serving the citizens of the United States, being the leading organization of licensed architects in the country. This organization serves the public by providing them outreach programs and by conducting various community development projects. And in order that US citizens may have a better understanding of the architectural profession, AIA regularly conducts public education. This enables the general public to better appreciate the role of architects in building their society.

Before he was appointed to the position of Exec VP/CEO at AIA, Ivy also spent time in promoting his profession through print media. He guided the editorial policy of Architectural Record, being its Chief Editor since 1966. And as a fellow of the AIA, he has used AR to disseminate its objectives and its projects to the masses. In this way, Ivy was not only able to further the goals of the AIA but is also able to provide a good picture of the architectural profession to the citizens of the United States.

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