Architectural designs as an essential element in both developing and developed countries. As technology improves, more sophisticated models in building and construction are required. American Institute of Architects is a membership organization that is made up of professional architects .It has allied partners, licensed architects, and emerging professionals. The primary goal of this group is to serve its members through information, advocacy as well as the community. Robert Ivy is the CEO of AIA and is known as a wise, soft-spoken and warm leader.
Robert Ivy believes that architecture can bring impact in many areas apart from design building and construction. He describes architecture as a way of protecting disaster from taking place hence improving the health of the people. Ivy explains that architecture has improved public health by ensuring that buildings and cities that are designed can access sunshine, clean water and fresh air circulation. He continues to say that in their design, architects have improved the lives of people living with diseases such as diabetes and heart diseases. This is by ensuring that there are some stairs that people use as a way of exercising. Architects are now focusing on the materials that are used in design and construction. They have considered using materials that is less harmful to the health of people.
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The AIA organization has sponsored many architects who are continuing with their training experience with the aim of helping them to maintain their licensure. Besides, it has provided web-based resources for the new professional architects who are introducing themselves in the field. AIA also conducts market research on the factors that are affecting their performances. The organization serves as the advocate of the architecture profession by expressing their views and complains on behalf of the others. The togetherness of the members not to mention their hard work has made this organization to be the leading in the field of architecture.
The headquarters of AIA is in Washington DC with around 200 employees and 300 chapters. The company is about to create a phone app and other software projects that will take architecture to a new level of improved technology. Robert Ivy and his fellow architects are committed to not only in improving design in their constructions but also to provide plans and buildings that favor the public health. AIA will continue to lead in the field of architecture if the standards and the guiding principles are adhered to.