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Robert Ivy Encourages Architects to Join AIA

American Institute of Architects (AIA) is a professional organization with the mission of recruiting members working in the architectural industry. Robert Ivy, CEO and vice president of the organization recognizes the number of architects is diminutive compared to other professions. It’s important to have support in the field by giving professionals an opportunity to join an organization that unites them at social events. They are able to create online existence and build a promising reputation with credibility. In September 2018, Ivy told U.S. News that AIA stands for values, codes of ethics and accountability.

By joining AIA members are showing commitment to their profession, given the opportunity to network, and stay current on the latest architecture trends. Some of the benefits of membership include developing leadership skills, job opportunity, and attending yearly conferences. At the conference, architects build stronger relationships with leaders in the industry and receive assistance with their career endeavors. Robert Ivy says the organization allows them to make their voices heard to influence tax legislation and policy-making to help architects. He runs American Institute of Architects with excellence as he did with Architectural Record, making it the world’s most famous architectural journal. Visit

Robert Ivy prior work experience until 1996 was principal at Dean & Ivy and Dean/Dale. He was a critic for a variety of publications in the United States and editorial director of McGraw-Hill Construction Media. The American Business Media awarded him with the Cain Award, and he also received the McGraw-Hill Award for excellence in management. Ivy set on the panel to select the architect who designed the National Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial.

His most recent recognition was being named The Master Architect by national architecture fraternity, Alpha Rho Chi. Robert Ivy oversees the daily operations of AIA in Washington, DC, and is welcoming young and inspiring architects to become members. The membership opens the doors to career centers, online networking, and job boards to its members. It’s a chance for them to receive expertise from strong organizational leaders in the architecture industry and build professionalism with the best online tools.


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