Architects have always been necessary people in our lives whether directly or indirectly. This is because for all well-designed houses that are erected are done that thanks to architecture. American Institute of Architects (IAA) identified the essentiality of such persons, therefore; came up with an association specifically to promote architects and design. It is because of this reason that this organization was founded way back in 1857 with a staff of only 13 members. Two months after its foundation, the group was established. Currently, it has about 90,000 people across the globe. With meetings and conferences since then, IAA has been able to get a lot of their agendas become a reality. For instance, when the company began, it had one chapter, but now, it does not only have a branch in Washington, DC, where it is located but in the US in general and across the world. To be specific, it presently has 260 chapters.
The main agenda of IAA is to ensure that the value of work produced by them is on another level or somewhat their work is polished. How is it then that this agenda is realized? They avail necessary tools to architects that would make them deliver quality work. For this company, it does not stop at quality work. Ethics is something they take seriously in that things like a code of ethics and attribution of credit are all adhered to.
Having looked into IAA as an organization, it is essential to get to know more about the individual who is helping steer this association to be what it is now. This man is referred to as Robert Ivy, the president and chief executive officer of American Institute of Architects. From his looks and when approaches him, his calm nature is easily noticeable. However, his ideas are outspoken. For instance, he has been on the forefront to urge architects to be open in the works they do. For example, be in a position to merge ideas with software programmers. He believes that architecture plays a vital role in the society as it provides solutions to various issues like disaster relief. He insists that design has been an essential part of public health given any miscalculation of a design puts lives at risk. He provides an example whereby, houses with stairs tend to cut down on the rate of disease like diabetes and heart disease. When one climbs the stairs, exercise is definite.