The United States of America has long been home to the American Institute of Architects. The American Institute of Architects is the most prestigious organization in the area of architecture the world as ever seen. They seek to train architects around the nation in the newest strategies and techniques that research has to offer. Recently, Robert Ivy stepped into the role of chief executive officer. He has served with the American Institute of Architects for seven years and they saw his potential to lead. As soon as the role of CEO opened up, they put Robert Ivy in that place.
Robert Ivy tapped in to a passion that had been growing in the American Institute of architects for some time. This passion was to find a way to make sure that new structures being built were not only sustainable but also promoted health flourishing and protected the environment. This passion grew due to the fact that architecture has the most direct impact on the lives of everyday citizens and nature as we know it.
In order for the American Institute of Architects to begin helping those in the profession build with awareness to climate change and public health and environmental health they had to restructure their organization. This occurred by changing the missions of several offices in aligning them underneath the new vision.
Robert Ivy was pleased to see that the American Institute of Architects was able to position itself to be the forerunner of environmental change in the industry of architecture. With the approval of both Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton he attended one of the Foundation’s dinners. While there, they gave him the floor so that he was able to announce to those present the wonderful initiative that his organization had planned.
He stood before everybody there and explained to them the initiative known as the decade of design. He explained how the American Institute of architects took the issue of climate change seriously. Because of the seriousness of the issue, he desired to research and develop and implement new ways the architects to create buildings that not only promoted the public health of those living and working inside but also promoted a healthy environment and had minimal impact on nature.
The Clintons helped him get many keynote speaking gigs around the country which allowed him to promote this new ideal and get people involved in change.