On February 1st, 2011, the American Institute of Architects chose Robert Ivy as their new Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice President as well. The decision which was a consensus of the board members was reached after considering the work that Robert had done when serving as one of the board members. The members also chose him because of his lifetime achievements under various positions even in other establishments and agencies. Prior to his appointment as CEO, he had received the McGraw-Hill Award in 2008 for his services to the company. He had also been awarded the Crane Award in 2009 for his contributions to architecture. The award was highly ranked by the American Business Media. Alpha Rho Chi also named him the Master Architect in 2010 for educating a generation.
Robert Ivy who is the author of Fay Jones: Architect has done so much for the architecture industry. He has been in charge of the American Institute of Architects since 2011 up to date. Through the organization, he has helped several licensed architects as well as other industry professionals become better at what they do. He has also educated the society on matters regarding construction, especially on the importance of design. For the time that he has been with AIA, he has been involved in the running of the organization’s affairs ensuring that all is going well. He has even helped the organization to continue to grow in size.
During its opening in 1857, it only had a few members. Today AIA hosts around 90,000 professional architects. More and more people continue to join the organization daily, so the number is set to increase in the coming years. The headquarters of AIA are located in Washington DC. Since its founding, it has been focused on reaching out to people for the purpose of convincing them about how important design is in the realm of architecture. By doing this, the organization has ensured that it has made things better for the many professionals who are practicing architecture. This is because their work is being appreciated now that the public understands the value of architecture.
The president of the American Institute of Architects, George H. Miller, is amazed by how much Robert Ivy has been able to achieve so far in his life. When Robert was appointed as Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice President, he was very excited that he was going to work with a man who had a tremendous reputation. When asked to comment on how he thought the appointment would affect AIA, he said that the organization couldn’t have made a better choice and added that he was the right man for the job. He also added that Robert would help the organization to achieve great things in the near future.
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