The American Institute of Architects: Battening the Architecture Profession

     The AIA, American Institute of Architects, is a professional institution that houses architects distributed all over the United States. The establishment bossed by Robert Ivy, who is the company CEO, has her headquarters based in Washington D.C. This year, the facility marked a hundred and sixty years into the architectural market since she was started in 1857.

History takes us back to the year, 1857 when an ambitious group of architects came up with the decision to come up with a foundation that helped create architects that were perfect in matters scientific. They also felt the need to turn their career into one that had a higher standing in society.

Today the AIA boasts of 90,000 plus members. The NGO also has, in its long list of achievements, a magazine by the name The ARCHITECTS. The magazine offers a publication on matters to do with architecture. The magazine through its Annual Design Review conducts an annual ‘barometer’ focusing on the architectural business.

The facility started with the aim of revamping the architectural profession. The company, therefore, dedicates herself to this purpose. AIA Invests so much into educating those interested in pursuing the career, advocating the occupation to the government, redeveloping the community and engaging in extensive PR in a bid to improve the public’s perception of the profession. In conjunction with the design and construction industries, the establishment also tries to help synchronize the building sector.

The institution has also, in a bid to support and boost the career, established an honoring and awards program that seeks to honor those who have made tremendous contributions towards architecture. The awards include the AIA Gold Medal, the Architecture Firm Award and the AIA Topaz Medallion for Excellence in Architectural Education.

The company also honors firms that have debuted new architectural projects all over the world. The honors include: Institute Honor Awards for Architecture, Institute Honor Awards for Interior Architecture and the Institute Honor Awards for Regional and Urban Designs.

Members of the establishment are also offered career advancement opportunities, the resources to advance their profession and a myriad of things that benefit them personally. The group’s leadership, with Robert Ivy as the Chief Executive Officer and Thomas V. Vonier as president, have been astounding in the management of the activities of the institution.

The duo ensures that the needs company’s clients are well addressed. The two also make sure that their members, while in the line of duty, behave accordingly, as per the code of ethics.