Robert Ivy- The Role of Architecture in Public Health Care

Robert Ivy is the Chief executive officer/ executive vice president of American Institute of Architects (AIA). He was appointed to this position in 2011 by the board of AIA. Before joining American Institute of Architects, Robert Ivy had held other positions of management.

In 1996, Robert Ivy was the chief editor of the Architectural Record. He also became the editorial director and Vice President and of McGraw-Hill Construction Media. Robert Ivy is an accomplished leader. As the editorial chief of Architectural Record, the publication earned numerous awards for its proficiency in publishing the industry’s stories. Some of the awards are the American Society of Magazine Editors National Magazine Award for General Excellence and the premier magazine journalism award among other awards.

The American Institute of Architects is a professional body that is comprised of professional architects and interior designers. The organization deals with building designs and construction industry as a whole. However, Robert Ivy as the head of the Institute advises architects and other designers to think outside the box and consider other opportunities that do not necessarily lie in the category of building and construction. Robert Ivy is a believer that these professionals have a role to play in other sectors such as the health care. Under his leadership, AIA has been on focus for other things apart from design work. The organization is focused on creating solutions for better health care and coming up with resilient measures to cushion the public from effects of unregulated urbanization. To fulfill this commitment AIA has gone out of its way to channel grants towards university research in this field. It will also engage in some technological projects aimed at coming up with mobile applications and other software.

Robert says that architecture has played a big role in ensuring the health care sector is on top of its game since the origin of U.S. history. Architecture has been used to eradicate substandard housing projects which have been a big challenge from way back. The idea behind this measure was not just for recreational purposes, but it was purely meant to better the status of the public health.

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