American Institute of Architects (AIA) is a professional organization for architects in the United States of America. It has its headquarters in Washington DC. Its main aim is to improve professional architecture image by offering education, government advocacy, community redevelopment, and promote public outreach. In a bid to boost coordination in the building industry, AIA works hand in hand with other members of the construction and design team. Currently, AIA is headed by Robert Ivy as the executive officer and Thomas V. Vavonier as the Vice President.
In his early life, Robert studied at the University of the South where he graduated achieving a degree in Bachelor of Arts. He also studied Architecture at Tulane University. In 1996 Ivy, became the chief of Architectural Record where he turned the organization around making it become the most widely read architectural journal. He later became the Vice President and editorial director of MC Graw-Hill Construction media. From 1981 to 1996, Robert Ivy was the principal at Dean /Dale a critic for many national publications.
American Institute of Architecture has significantly evolved according to Mr. Ivy. When looking into how architecture has improved public health, he had the following to say. Through design, the association focuses on different themes at different times. Through the publications, they looked at buildings as the agent of change, or rather engines, as places that would affect public health. The new generation of architectures being socially engaged are looking into hands-on buildings and diverse populations. It is in their vision to come up with designs that are health-focused.
The AIA is looking forward to developing device applications and sponsoring hackathons. Hackathons are a design sprint like event in which computer programmers and others involved in software development. Since this concept is appropriate for architects, they are comfortable with the contest and comparative discrimination. In dealing with this kind of competition, they intend to come up with applications that will cut the cost and give results to the measurable idea. The association will use apps that have already been a success.
The association is also working to make sure that the field of architecture expands. This way it will also make sure that it will spur economic impact. Mr. Robert emphasizes that there must be evidence that buildings are making an impact. This is some of the projects the organization is working on.
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