The American Institute of Architects was created in 1857 by a group of New York-based architects who wished to halt the problems being seen across the construction industry at the time by aiding the introduction of building regulations across the U.S. Over the course of the life of the group may have felt it should use its position of power to develop a more powerful presence in Washington which many believe will result in a better standard of construction and design taking place; the different areas of concern for the AIA are being monitored by Robert Ivy who began his career with the group in 2011.
The launch of the “Decade of Design” plan of Robert Ivy in 2012 came at the Clinton Global Initiative Conference in 2012 and included a range of options for the development of a new system for planning communities and designing new areas for community public health to be improved. As part of the “Decade of Design” initiative, Robert Ivy has spent much of his time looking to develop the interest in the public health of designers and architects from across the globe; Ivy believes the insistence on public health improvements will follow a similar pattern to the implementation of research linking design and a high level of productivity in commercial spaces.
Architecture and strong design plans are now being linked to a growing level of success in assisting community groups in creating a better plan for developing improved programs for improving health through the design of buildings. Robert Ivy believes the American Institute of Architects has the ability to play a role in the development of many different areas of development and sustainability including the need to develop new design options linked to developing a sustainable program for communities hoping to reduce their carbon footprint for the future.
There are many areas of concern for the American Institute of Architects under the leadership of Robert Ivy including the development of new apps and software designed to inspire technological breakthroughs in terms of impressive design and public health. Robert Ivy believes the health of the public is already a major factor in the design of architects but the “Decade of Design” program is linked to the creation of a series of new technologies which have been designed to increase the level of public health with colleges and universities offered grants for their increasing level of research being completed into the effects of design on medical conditions.
The American Institute of Architects, which has been operating under Robert Ivy’s leadership for most of the past decade, has more than 250 chapters across country, and its strong membership of 90,000 architects and design professionals are all committed to bettering the built environment.
For 150 years, the American Institute of Architects stood as a united voice for all architects. Its mission is to promote scientific and practical perfection. That was the mission of the original 13 members: elevate the profession’s standing. Since then, Robert Ivy’s expanding upon that concept, making the American Institute of Architects better.
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