This institute of Architects in the US is an expert company for all types of architects across America. With its headquarters in Washington D.C, the AIA provides society redevelopment, government sponsorship, education and public outreach to boost the architect profession and promote its positive public image. The American Institute Architect works with other parties of the strategies and construction group to assist in harmonizing the building industry.
This company is currently under the coordination of Robert Ivy, FAIA as the Chief executive officer. Architect Robert Ivy comes from Columbus, Mississippi as his birthplace. He got his undergraduate degree in architecture from Sewanee University and his Master’s degree in architecture from the University of Tulane. While serving as the vice president and the Editorial Director of the McGraw Hill construction and the Chief Editor of Architectural Record (1996-2010), Ivy supervised the publishing of the 33 publication in digital editions and print. Presently, he is the CEO of the AIA. Robert was awarded the General Director Crain Award for lifelong contributions to editorial success in the media business in 2009. He was called a ” Master Architect” by the Alpha Rho Chi in the year 2010. He currently resides in Washington D.C.
The AIA came to be from the efforts of 13 architects in 1857 at the New York. They wanted to promote the practical and scientific expertise of its members and boost the standing of the career. They came together on February 23, 1857, and chose to invite in other 16 protuberant architects to join hands. Before the founding of the AIA anyone out there could claim to be an architect, as schools of architecture and architectural licensing laws were not there in the American world.
The AIA is managed by a Board Directors and employs a staff of 200 full-time employees. Although the AIA operates as a national institution, at its center are about three hundred state and local properties offering its members with the regional emphasis that reflects their career lives. The properties are distributed across the United Kingdom, United States, Hong Kong, Europe and Japan.
By expressing its points with a unitary voice, AIA architects affects government practices which influence the career practice and the level of quality of the US life. This institute closely monitors regulatory and legislative actions and makes use of the collective strength of its membership to take part in making decisions by state, federal and local policymakers.