Robert Ivy was motivated to launch a comprehensive effort where a response was built by the expansion of awareness and understanding of architects.
The headquarters of the American Institute of Architects is in Washington D.C., and it is a professional organization for architects. The advocacy of the government, education, the redevelopment of the community and outreach of the public are all done by American Institute of Architect so as to support architecture hence improvement of their public image.
Robert Ivy heads American Institute of Architecture. The Chief Executive Officer is FAIA and Thomas V. Vonier. A group of 13 architects founded it in New York in 1857 so that its members could be promoted with scientific and practical perfection. Its name was changed from New York Society of Architects to American Institute of Architects when they drafted the constitution.
More than 90000 members have been licensed as architects. Architect members, Associate members, International members, Emeritus members and Allied members are all the levels of membership in American Institute of Architects.
Members are given membership if only they have been making their contributions to their profession that is national significance. The Board of Directors govern the American Institute of Architects, and it has over 200 staff who are full time.
Legislative and regulatory actions are monitored by it, and then it uses its membership’s collective power to help them participate in decision making by the state. Members are served with development opportunities that are professional, design information services and personal benefits.
It brings awareness to the public about the value of architecture and the importance of designing right structures. Its members help in the building and shaping the environment. Leaders from the community and mayors are also encouraged to build structures that are environmentally friendly.
Its store offer books on architecture and design. Its members receive a 10 percent on every purchase that they make. To improve the security of the urban, Thomas Vonier has been working with the municipalities to do so.
People are encouraged to understand better that their lives will be more satisfying if there is a better designed environment for them. There are programs that are based in the community, which the American Institute of Architects to work so that it can serve the public as it will help them design houses that are affordable to them.