American Institute Of Architects – Designing Buildings For Healthy Living

Robert Ivy career includes being the Executive Vice-President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at American Institute of Architects. Robert Ivy became the American Institute of America’s Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice-President February 1, 2011.

CEO Robert Ivy is a dreamer who dreams big and has fulfilled his dreams. He believes that Architects should look into the future when it comes to the construction field. He focuses his career in designing and constructing masterpieces in the construction business. Robert Ivy is an expert architect who believes that Architects should make use of the technologies available today and should interact with software programmers, and brainstorming ideas with them.

It is the belief of Robert Ivy that those in the Architectural field can have a positive impact in many areas such as health improvement and solutions for disaster relief. On SmartPlanet, Sun Joo Kim believes that American Institute of America’s Architecture Building Index, published monthly, that conducts surveys, allow Architects to see the accomplishments of the building industry in the United States, as a correct indicator of the economy.

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In September, many leaders from different professions, such as political, cultural and business, from countries worldwide, attended the Clinton Global Initiative’s Annual Meeting. A ten-year pledge by AIA was announced to establish an agenda that focused on programs geared towards the health of the public, feasibility and combating natural calamity in urban municipalities.

According to American Institute of America, they will be giving grants to support research at the university. This includes creating applications for phones and other projects that include software development.

When asked about improving the health of the public using architecture, Robert Ivy stated that throughout the United States history, public health has been positively impacted by architectural design. This history includes New York’s Central Park designed by Olmsted. (Frederick Law Olmsted was a Landscape Architect who designed many famous parks.)

When Central Park was constructed, the intent was to help in enhancing the health of the public. The city was not in the greatest condition when the project was formulated, and the housing in that area was substandard. Central Park was built to alleviate the conditions in that part of New York City and to make it a normal place to visit.

When you think about diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and other diseases that are non-communicable, architecture plays a part in helping people with their health. Buildings that have stairs, encourage exercise. People will have to use the stairs to go in and out of the buildings.

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