Architecture is a crucial business in the real estate industry, as they are the designers behind houses and all sorts of buildings. Because of the importance of the designer in the project, professionals in the area, there are groups and institutions for them to unite and share their experiences.
Architects get clients because those clients appreciate the value of hiring an architect to do the design and schematics of their home or building that they want to erect. Architects, particularly the really good ones, are responsible for unique designs of buildings and different styles, which attract more people and attention towards them. Read more about AIA at wikipedia.org
When one thinks of the wonders done in the architect profession, he or she would probably think Burj Khalifa in Dubai, Marina Sands in Singapore, The Bayterek in Kazakhstan, The Guggenheim Museum in Spain, or Taipei 101 In Taiwan, among many others. All of these architectural successes are only possible because of he value of design in the architecture profession.
The American Institue of Architects or AIA, headed by Robert Ivy as their Chief Executive Officer, is the architecture profession’s leading professional membership group composed of allied partners, emerging professionals, and of course, licensed architects.
The CEO Robert Ivy believes that increasing the public awareness on the value of design and architecture profession is the best way to help the members of the organization. AIA has more than two hundred employees working on its Washington DC headquarters as well as on their other 300 chapters. With that, AIA members benefit through the organization in three ways, namely, information, community-based support, and advocacy.
AIA members benefit in the information category through the information from AIA’s deep analysis on its regularly conducted market research. AIA selects the results of this market research that may have an effect on the architecture and construction profession, and their in-depth analysis of these results prepare their licensed architect members to react accordingly to changes that may affect their business. In other words, even if there are news or changes that can be detrimental to the construction and architecture profession, AIA members will never be caught off guard.
AIA members enjoy the community-based support from the organization through the access of countless web-based resources, available in the group. The organization also has more than a hundred forms and contracts used in the architecture and construction industry which members can take advantage of. AIA members also can get essential connections in the industry by meeting many influential people in the AIA’s yearly architecture conference.
And through AIA’s rewards program, CEO Robert Ivy rewards the members’ excellent achievements when it comes to design.
For his part, Robert Ivy has been credited for AIA reaffirming itself as the architecture profession’s most proactive, influential, professional and responsive architectural organization. Robert has been the leader of AIA since 2011.