The American Institute Of Architects Looks To A Brighter Future

The future of the people of the U.S. and the world as a whole will see a major change to the way communities are planned in terms of buildings and how they are constructed. The construction industry and the American Institute of Architects are now hoping to encourage a shift in focus for all newly constructed buildings and redevelopments which will have to be created with the goal of lowering the carbon footprint of each community as much as possible.

One of those who has been pushing forward a more sustainable future for all communities is Robert Ivy, CEO of the American Institue of Architects who has been using a range of public awareness tools to build a more sustainable future for all. Robert Ivy is one of the most respected individuals in the architecture industry who has a long history of bringing the latest developments, new technologies, and theories to global architects through his work as Editor-in-Chief of “Architectural Digest” which includes 33 different publications dedicated to various aspects of the industry.

Robert Ivy has led the work of the American Institute of Architects since 2011 and highlighted the need for a new period of sustainability among the communities of the U.S. In 2013, the American Institute of Architects began a partnership with the Clinton Foundation which was designed to provide a higher quality of housing for low-income families across areas affected by natural disasters; the “Designing Recovery” program called on individual architects to develop new ways of constructing buildings which would allow lower costs, shortened construction times, and increased sustainability to feature heavily. In total, $30,000 in prizes were offered to the winning architects who created single-family homes which were created to be located in Louisiana, Missouri, and New York. As with the majority of the work completed by the American Institute of Architects under Robert Ivy’s leadership, the aim was to provide blueprints to aid in the construction of a range of single-family homes in areas where natural disasters had occurred. A number of the single-family home designs have been made available free of charge to communities affected by natural disasters in the hope they will spark the creativity and development of new communities across the nation. Learn more about Robert Ivy at Steel Institute of New York

Not only has the American Institute of Architects sought to develop a new way of building success for communities in the future, the group has also been instrumental in developing new regulations across the construction industry. From its Washington D.C. headquarters, the American Institute of Architects works with government agencies to ensure new regulations are correct and introduced in a fair manner.

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Finding Wedding Venues That Are Best For You

Here in the New York City area, brides have an unlimited choice of unique wedding venues to choose from, The only problem is, which one is best for you? The venue should reflect the personalities of the two people entering marriage, and fit the visual appeal you desire for your guests. By addressing some important details for the wedding ceremony and reception, the stress of selecting an ideal venue can melt away.


First things first. Make sure you and your partner have a mutual understanding of the plans for the wedding. An agreed guest count should be reached first because the number of guests will be one of the first questions asked by management. Remember that you want your guests to be comfortable, so if the venue is smaller than preferred, don’t try to fit in extra chairs.


Choose a venue that fits the overall theme of your wedding. Traditional, modern, or a special style that integrates a specific theme are great choices. If a Hollywood theme is chosen, maybe consider a theatre or playhouse that would love to rent extra space out. For an outdoor wedding, think of farms, ranches, and mansions that have plenty of outdoor space.


In New York City a new wedding venue trend has emerged: A rooftop. There are numerous venues that are located on the top of the towering buildings. Rooftops provide a spectacular outdoor view, fresh air, and many have landscaping which adds greenery to your decor.


Before the venue is chosen, consult with a wedding planner. If you have a few venues in mind, try to meet with wedding planners that are familiar with those locations. They can advise you on seating and decor, and whether high expectations will be met.


Another important consultation will be with the photographer. The photographer will have an eye for preferred lighting or disfigurements that may interfere with the wedding party and guest photo taking. No matter what venue you choose, make sure you and your partner are happy with it. Long as it beautiful and provides your guest with a fun and comfortable experience.