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.