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.