The Appointment of a New Vice Chairperson at AIA

     The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is the premier organization tasked with offering licenses to construction and design professionals as well as architects. The organization has been doing this for years since 1875.This means that several leadership changes have happened over the years. In 2011, Ivy Robert was appointed the vice president and CEO of the organization.

Robert Ivy is well known and respected figure in the architectural profession. He also serves as the chief editor of the architectural record. This is a position that he has had for decades two decades now since 1996. In addition to this, Robert also serves as McGraw Hill construction’s editorial director and vice president. His responsibilities include overseeing the efficient management of the large-sized editorial organization. His passion is seeing that quality publications in the design and construction category have been published.

He can do this efficiently because of his background in the two areas. Robert served as an architect’s and managing partner in Dean /Dale for more than a decade. Because of his contributions to the media business publication, he was a recipient of Crane Award back in 2009. In 2010 he received his master’s degree in architecture from the Alpha Rho Ci. This was a big recognition since the organization that awarded him is a major architectural fraternity that communicates the value of the designs in the current generation.

The new position at AIA would accord Robert a chance to manage the Washington DC office whose annual budget is 56 million dollars, working with 256 employees. The focus would be on directing organizational focus on practice issues and design that take place within that take place within the institute. This will be an enhancement of AIA efforts in demonstrating the value of the public understanding of architecture.

The company’s president was excited with the new entrant of the new VP Robert because his experience and expertise would be an added value to the organization. The combination of skills and expertise that Roberts come into the company with are that of a seasoned professional that with unique industry experience as well as corporate skills in leadership. All these put together is a recipe for success that will benefit AIA. Robert joined the company at a pivotal stage. Robert was also proud to be associated with the company and was glad to put his masters in architecture from Tulane University in Louisiana.

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