One of the biggest architectural journals in the world is Architectural Record. Currently, it headed by Robert Ivy, who serves as Editor in Chief. Since taking the reins, he’s earned the journal numerous awards and honors. He’s also been involved in many of the architectural community’s major events.
Robert Ivy was a deciding member who gave Frank Gehry the right to design the National Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial. Before joining Architectural Record, Robert Ivy was a critic for a number of national architectural publications. In 2010, Ivy was named “Master Architect” by a national architecture fraternity.
The American Institute of Architects is the largest architectural organization in the country. It was founded in 1857 as the New York Society of Architects. Since the name change, the organization’s moved to Washington, D.C. and works with the government on a number of projects. Currently, it’s headed by Robert Ivy.
Robert Ivy’s been an excellent addition to the American Institute of Architects. He’s done a great job at upholding the organization’s original mission. The American Institute of Architects promotes the scientific and practical perfection of its field. It also wants to elevate people’s opinions of architects.
Since 1857, the American Institute of Architects expanded on that mission. Now, it’s about educating the public, working with the government, rebuilding communities, and improving the industry’s public image. The American Institute of Architects also wants to work more with other design groups to coordinate the construction industry as a whole.
When it comes to working with the government, it’s trying to ensure that policymakers understand the needs of the profession. It works with federal, state, and local policymakers to represent all architects across the nation. It makes sure it’s still in a position to protect the nation’s infrastructure and develop well-designed housing for Americans.
About five years ago, the American Institute of Architects created a community rebuilding competition that aimed to rebuild communities torn down by natural disasters. The Designing Recovery contest makes architects design single-family housing that improves the quality, diversity, and resiliency of each community.
Their public education attempts are a bit farfetched at first. Once, they asked a number of Americans to name their favorite 150 architectural works. That’s not an easy thing for most people to do, but it got people interested in architecture.
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