It was on February 1st of 2011 that the American Institute of architects proudly decided to appoint Robert Ivy as being the Chief Executive Officer and also the newest Executive Vice President. Today, Robert has been able to hold several career positions that he is proud of, one of these happens to be a position that he held since 1996 as being the editor in chief of Architectural Record. Another position that he proudly holds is being the editorial director and the vice president for McGraw Hill.
With Roberts new position at the American Institute of architects, he will be responsible for managing the national office that is located in Washington DC. This will be done through a 56 million dollar annual budget and also with 206 employees to help him. One of the main things that he will also be focusing on is practice issues within the Institute, along with focusing on the design, both of these he will be doing with hopes to help enhance the voice of the American Institute of Architects along with the architectural fields’ name.
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The American Institute of Architects happens to be a professional Organization that consists of tons of different architects from all over the United States. The main headquarters for the organization is located in Washington DC. Through the American Institute of architects, they are able to offer government advocacy, education, a community redevelopment and also public education, that helps to support the architecture professional field and help to improve its public image. The organization also likes to work with other members from across the United States to help design and also construct within the building industry.
It was in 1857 that the organization was first founded in New York City. When the organization first began it only consisted of 13 architects. Their main motto was to help promote the practical profession and also the scientific profession of all of its members in the organization. It was on February 23rd of 1857 that the group decided to meet and then proudly came together and decided to invite 16 other growing architects into their organization.
Before the American Institute of Architects was first established it was stated that anyone could simply just come along and state at any time that they were an architect whenever they wanted and then be noted as being a professional architect. It was on March 10th of 1857 that the organization had drafted their very first constitution within the organization. This was all done under the name New York Society of architects. Through the years the organization has been known to have been able to grow well beyond anyone’s imagination. They are continuing to grow to this day and are one organization that plans on continuing to better themselves with time.