Adam Milstein Champions for Israel and the Jewish Community

Adam Milstein is a renowned philanthropist and real estate investor who was born and raised in Israel. He enrolled in the Israel Defense Forces in 1971 and served during the Yom Kippur War. In 1978, Milstein graduated from Technion with a Bachelor of Science in business and economics. He later married Gila Elgrably and moved to the United States in 1981.

While in the US, Adam Milstein received an MBA from the University of Southern California before joining the commercial real estate industry. Milstein is currently in charge of accounting, financing, and disposition at Hager Pacific Properties where he is a managing partner. The firm is a commercial real estate investor specializing in the acquisition, rehabilitation, and repositioning of properties.

Adam Milstein co-founded the Israeli-American Council to strengthen the relationship between the people of US and Israel. The non-profit organization also aims to preserve and strengthen Israel and the Jewish. Established in 2007, the IAC has become the fastest growing Jewish organization in America. Milstein is currently the Chairman of the organization.

Together with his wife, Milstein also founded the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation (MFF). The organization was established in 2000 to uphold and strengthen the Israel State and Jewish People. It does this by educating students and young professionals to understand their Jewish roots and be proud of it. It also unites them with the state of Israel and provides them with the knowledge to advocate for Israel and Jewish people. The MFF also supports other organizations including Jewish & Israel Education, Israeli-American & Jewish Community Services and Connecting non-Israeli Americans with the State of Israel among many others.

Adam Milstein also maintains membership of other Jewish groups, including Israel on Campus Coalition, StandWithUs, Birthright Israel, AIPAC National Council, Stand By Me and Hasbara Fellowships. He is also the co-founder of Sifriyat Pijama B’America, an organization donating Hebrew books to US Israeli-Jewish-American families. Recently the Jerusalem Post named Milstein one of the 50 most influential Jewish Figures. He was listed no. 39 of individuals who have impacted the world and have the potential to create change in future. Adam Milstein was also named among the 200 Most Influential Do-Gooders in the world by Richtopia in collaboration with social media ranking system.

The American Institute of Architects Working Toward the Future of Architecture as a Way to Increase Public Helath

Robert Ivy, a businessman and architect, is the Chief Executive Officer of the American Institute of Architects. He is leading the society’s projects of interdisciplinary collaboration and initiatives of public health and community-based projects.

The American Institute of Architects is an organization for professional architects, and it is membership-based. The Institut has focused on the renown of the profession, and designing and constructing buildings, as well as innovation in the professsion. CEO Rober Ivy encourages the society to extend their efforts beyond their field of work as well. Robert Ivy believes that architecture can benefit the public in more ways than establishing building. Architecture can improve health, provide solutions for protection from natural disasters, and help with sustainable living, among else.

According to Robert Ivy, architecture has played a role in public health for decades. As examples, he provided the Central Park in New York which was structured the way it was to conceal substandard housing, instead of as a recreational space. Modern architecture and the new generation of professionals think about more than the aesthetic of the building. They consider buildings are prompting people to squeeze in some extra physical activity such as having to go up the stairs, design windows with an emphasis on letting in sunlight as the primary source of illumination, and allowing fresh air to ventilate the building as well. Fountains in buildings also humidify the air naturally, adding to public health. Selecting sustainable materials that do not release chemicals into the air is also a way to contribute to public health.

The AIA has been involved in creating apps as well. Ivy says that when architects, engineers, and designers engage in the same project such as apps, they can create something measurable at a low cost. Ivy believes that establishes interdisciplinary connections and can lead to future-bringing ideas because the greatest thing will not happen in isolation.

In conclusion, Ivy has a strong sense of collaboration. He believes that when disciplines are brought together, experts can achieve the imaginable. While architects have actively entered interdisciplinary partnerships, now working with programmers, engineers, technicians, and so on, there are still several things that Ivy wants to change. Read this article at Architectural Record about Robert Ivy

One of the main priorities of Ivy and the American Institute of Architects is to find substantial evidence on how buildings improve the public health and well-being. Previously, studies on the matter have predominantly focused on lighting. We know that certain types of places make people more productive and achieve with ease to some extent, and vice versa. Still, there are no extensive architecture studies tracking which buildings have that impact. Having such studies available would allow architects to correct the structures that do not contribute to productivity or well-being. Read more:https://www.aiadc.com/about