In 2009, Robert Ivy received the Crane Award, and the very next year Alpha Rho Chi bestowed the title of Master Architect on him. Before coming aboard with the AIA, he has always advocated for architects and focused his energies on environmental issues, social issues, political issues, and other challenges that face the industry. He does the same now that he is a part of the organization. He will also now guide 206 employees at the AIA’s Washington, DC office and work with 300 other chapters that exist all over the world. In 2010, George H. Miller, the President of the AIA expressed that himself and the rest of the organization are thrilled to have Ivy on board and that his experience and leadership will greatly benefit the AIA. Robert Ivy, himself, commented, back in 2010, that he has always been proud to be a part of the AIA, and that he is committed to helping it to succeed and make the profession of architecture one that is respected and appreciated.
The AIA was founded in 1857 in New York City by 13 architects who wished to lift up the prominence of architecture. Before the organization got off of the ground, there were no schools of architecture or any way to know if someone was actually a real architect or not; simply because there was no licensing process or any kinds of laws back then related to the industry. The AIA has its main headquarters in Washington, DC but has other chapters and offices all over the globe. Some of the main purposes of the organization’s existence have to do with advocating in the government, educating the public and its own members, redeveloping communities to make the world a better place, and reaching out to the public to seek support and improve the image of the profession, overall.
Robert Ivy currently heads-up the AIA as its CEO, and earlier in life, he studied at the University of the South in Tennessee where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree. He went on to received a Master’s in Architecture while attending Tulane University, Louisiana.
The 2018 Midterm Elections are going to have all of the eyes in the political world. Democrats will be seeking a blue wave that they can ride into Washington D.C., thus fundamentally wrestling control away from what has largely been a disastrous Republican-led administration. However, the Midterm Elections won’t be the only important elections going on in 2018. On March 13th, Democrat Conor Lamb will go up against Republican Rick Saccone in a Special Election for the vacant seat in Pennsylvania’s 18th District. Traditionally, this is a deep-red area but thanks to an endorsement from End Citizens United, as well as a surging in progressive momentum, Conor Lamb may actually have a chance.
If Conor Lamb is going to have any shot to take down Saccone, he is going to need the aid of End Citizens United to help get out the vote. End Citizens United is a determined political action committee that has been emphatic in their desire to champion campaign finance reform in order to take control back from billionaire and millionaire lobbyists. End Citizens United was established two years ago and they were instrumental in fundraising for various progressive candidates in the 2016 election cycle. End Citizens United chose to endorse Conor Lamb thanks to his willingness to stump for legislative changes regarding the 2010 SCOTUS decision surrounding Citizens United as well as his desire to push other progressive policies in his seat.
Conor Lamb is only 33-years-old but he has already won over quite a chunk of the voting bloc in Pennsylvania. Lamb has a direct connection to both mill towns and rural towns and support from the labor unions has been a huge shot in the arm. Saccone, meanwhile, has seen his profile raised thanks to an endorsement-by-Tweet from President Trump. While President Trump certainly serves to raise Saccone’s profile, it may not be what Saccone wants to hear right now. The last person to receive Trump’s full vote of confidence was Roy Moore who ended up falling to Doug Jones in a historic Special Election in Alabama.
End Citizens United has been instrumental in bringing energy to the progressive political world. Since Trump took office, Democrats have been able to flip 34 state seats compared to just 4 for Republicans. Democrats have also scored a governor’s seat as well as a Senate seat, the aforementioned Doug Jones. Now, End Citizens United and Conor Lamb will do their part to push the momentum forward.
American Institute of Architects advocates for human rights and equity by ensuring no discrimination when it comes to business transactions and employment. They support policies that invest on properly designed civil infrastructure. They advocate for sustainable future by adopting policies that protect the environment and protect people from possible impacts of climate change. The organization supports federal policies that enable small firms to thrive and also contribute to the economy. The American Institute of Architects also helps young people to access to education for them to join the architecture profession.
The American Institute of Architects members are dedicated to the best ethical and standards. Members comply fully with the regulations and laws hence protecting the integrity of the professions and reputation of the organization. The organization adheres to the National Ethics Committee’s attribution of credit guidelines. The responsibilities for all members are well outlined and comprehensive guidelines provided. Every member of the American Institute of Architects is committed to the highest standards of competence, integrity, and professionalism. Members are guided by the American Institute of architect’s codes of ethics, and they apply to every professional activity of all members irrespective of their membership class. All the organization members have an advantage of using the American Institute of architect’s designation.
The American Institute of Architects is an organization where architects and designers meet to share their knowledge, experience, connect with others and be involved. The American Institute membership will connect you to other professions who have the passion for design, architecture and build an environment and opportunities that help in the molding of architecture professions, policies, and practices. The organization has resources and tools that support architects of all stages from those learning to those with experience in the field.
About Robert Ivy
He is a warm, wise and soft-spoken architecture and journalist whose beliefs have a deep impact in various areas, from improving health to providing solutions for disasters. He is the current chief executive officer of the American Institute of Architects with a focus on design, building, and construction of industries. His advice to architectures is that they should always think beyond their field.
In 2017, the American Institute of Architects celebrated its 160th birthday. The industry and the institution that represents it have come a long ways over that time span. But the basic principles on which the founders based the organization have proven to be timeless. In the United States, the public’s confidence in the built environment is, perhaps, as high as its ever been. The fact that so few catastrophes relating to the quality of buildings and their design happen in a country so vast is testament to the extreme efficacy with which the American Institute of Architects has executed its mission.
The AIA today
Today, the American Institute of Architects is the de facto model for all such organizations across the globe. It serves as a standard bearer and as a model of ethical uprightness, showing the world what is possible with high standards and ethics. The institution has maintained the rigor and professionalism of the American architectural industry at a level that has been unsurpassed throughout the history of its existence.
All of this has resulted in America becoming the soil upon which the most important architectural schools of the last 150 years have planted their seed and grown to fruition. Even schools that did not originate in the United States, such as Neoclassicism, Beaux Arts and Art Deco, have found their wings in cities across the United States, particularly in the high grandeur of the skyscrapers in cities like Detroit, New York and Chicago. Other schools of architecture, such as the Victorian and Italianate styles that were so popular with wealthy home owners throughout the second half of the 19th century, can almost be fully credited as uniquely American creations, at least in their specific implementations. All of this was made possible by having a strong professional organization that instilled confidence in the public and ensured that the country’s top talent was both recognized and promoted.
The American Institute of Architects is, today, run by renowned architect, scholar and biographer Robert Ivy. During his tenure, the organization has continued to expand, today counting over 90,000 members in its ranks. The institution bequeaths fellowships and awards, with the position of Fellow and the AIA Gold Medal respectively being its highest honors. All of the most brilliant luminaries of American architecture have been high ranking members in the institution, including such names as Frank Lloyed Wright, Daniel Burnham and William LeBaron Jenney
Dallas Zoo is now home to the new Simmons Hippo Post. This gigantic habitat for the world’s third largest land mammal is over two acres and exceeds 100,000 gallons of aquatic living space for the hippopotamuses, Adhama (male) and Biopelo (female). James Dondero, founder and head, of Highland Capital Lp donated $1,000,000 towards the completion of this project.
Known around the world for his philanthropic acts, James Dendero and his organization financially supports charities each year to the tune of three million dollars. Other known beneficiaries of the compassionate gifts from Dondero’s Highland Capital Management include: Perot Museum of Nature and Science, American Heart Association, the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum and the Centre of Brain Health.
The efforts of James Dondero and Highland Capital does not necessarily stop only with a donation. Additional support has been provided to former recipients of the donated funds in the form of leadership mentoring and other guidance monitoring. The mayor of Dallas, Mike Rawlings, was awe-inspired by how the Highland Capital employees have been instrumental in this effort of environmental conservation by volunteering, serving on the board, and making other painstaking devotions to seeing the vision to fruition.
After the death of Hippo Papa, Dallas Zoo has waited 15 years for the return of their beloved hippos. The concerted force of other philanthropists with James Dondero and Highland Capital have helped to make Dallas Zoo’s Simmons Hippo Post a true success. With statistics of attracting one million visitors each year, Dallas Zoo has projections of much increase with the new addition of the hippo waterhole.
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Honey Birdette is one of the most popular lingerie brands in the world. The brand is designed in Australia, and it is sold to consumers from all over the globe. Honey Birdette has earned the trust of many clients since its introduction into the market. The successful brand recently announced that it was going to launch a new e-commerce site for the United States. The reputable brand has also made it clear that it will be opening more retail stores in the United Kingdom. Honey Birdette has only three stores in the UK, and it wants to own at least forty stores so that it can meet the demands of all the consumers.
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Last years, the lingerie sales from the brand increased significantly in the United States. The increase prompted the Australian company to launch a unique website in the country. According to a report from the company, the sales from the country were made online, and this means that a website would encourage more sales. The site is expected to enhance customer experience. Honey Birdette has also announced that the site will help in extending the product ranges, improve the delivery of products and encourage easier returns. Clients in the US have also been told that they will have access to free deliveries when they make orders that exceed fifty dollars. The company wants to target its customers online and those operating offline.