The Changes Brought by the American Institute of Architects

The American Institute of Architects changed the face of the profession and the way architects worked. Thr organization added a needed layer of security for architects around the country. Before The American Institute of Architects introduced new regulations, architects had no way to prove they had the qualification or the skill to be in the profession. Employers had to take their word for it. The business in the trade was not as stable as it is today.

In 1857, The American Institute of Architects started its operations, and it picked up speed very fast. The organization was created by architects for architects. The thirteen founders had a clear vision of what they wanted to accomplish with AIA. They decided to move the profession of an architect forwards, believing it deserves more recognition. The founders wished to bring people of the profession closer, to establish a network of communication, collaboration, and community among architect across the United States of America.

The American Institute of Architects started growing rapidly within the first year of its rise. The founders sent out invitations to established architects to join the new organization. Most of them accepted immediately, and that created a wave of even greater interest for The American Institute of Architects.

Over the next decades, The American Institute of Architects erected charters in a number of cities across the country. The headquarters of the institute was initially in New York City but have since been moved to Washington D. C. The American Institute of Architects currently has charters in well or 250 locations.

The leader of The American Institute of Architects for the past few years has been Mr. Robert Ivy. In 2011, he was appointed to the position of Chief Executive Officer, and he was later named Executive Vice President as well.

Mr. Robert Ivy is a former cum laude student of the Sewanee University of the South in English. He then graduated with a Master’s degree in Architecture from the Tulane University.

He started his career in 1996 with his position as Editor in Chief of the Architectural Record. At that post, Mr. Robert Ivy gained a lot of skills and experience, and his work was recognized by the McGaw Hill Construction Media. The company appointed him to be the Editorial Director and Vice President of the business. The McGaw Hill Publishing Construction Media publishes a number of magazines and digital journals under its cap such as GreenSource: The Magazine of Sustainable Design, Sweet, ENR, and many others. For more updates, Follow Robert Ivy on Twitter.

After that, Mr. Robert Ivy started his career at the American Institute of Architects. He has made many contributions to the operations of the organization and has led a number of projects for its expansion over the years.

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Drawing Attention: American Institute of Architects

In 1857 a collective of architects launched the American Institute of Architects (AIA) in New York City. Their aim was to develop a coalition of and for architects, related partners, and associates.

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What Does The AIA Do?

The AIA is fully committed to furthering the advancement of the science of architecture. Its members adhere to an elevation of practice that is appreciated. In fact, within a couple of years of its inception architects from across the country were inquiring about membership into the AIA. They currently have over hundreds of chapters and over 90,000 members all over the nation.

Now headquartered out of Washington D.C. the AIA offers its members services, knowledge, and support. The AIA extends various resources to ensure striving members accomplish their professional goals. Among the many perks of membership are the educational sponsorships for the benefit of its members and the AIA community as a whole. They even have a progressive magazine entitled “ARCHITECT: The Magazine of the American Institute of Architects” with countless articles on every aspect of the subject.

The Voice of Architecture

Beyond producing buildings and structures AIA understands the dynamics behind the beauty. Analyzing and experimenting with every aspect of architecture from financial costs to possible environmental ramifications. And from influencing the government and the construction sectors to hosting conferences, seminars, and talks AIA is the voice of the profession.

What Are The 5 Different Membership Tiers Of The AIA?

  1. Architect members (AIA)
  2. Associate members (Assoc. AIA)
  3. International associate members
  4. Emeritus members
  5. Allied members

Who Is At The Helm of AIA?

Robert Ivy became the EVP/Chief Executive Officer of the AIA in February of 2011. He has amassed an impressive collection of awards and accolades, but who is this man who Alpha Rho Chi once labeled a “Master Architect”? Robert Ivy was born in Columbus, Mississippi. He earned his bachelor’s degree in English from Sewanee University and went on to attend Tulane and obtain his master’s degree in architecture.

Mr. Ivy has over 20 years of related experience as a vice president and editorial director of McGraw-Hill. He was also the Editor-in-Chief of Architectural Record of McGraw-Hill Companies.

One of the key skills of successful architects is the ability to manage huge teams — whether a building is eventually built or not — from the seed of a concept to financing to construction to measurement of the building’s success. – Robert Ivy