In 1999, the United States of America wanted to commemorate the 34th president of America and recognize his effort towards the World War II victory.
The Congress came up with an idea to put up a memorial statue. This is how the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial monument came into being.
The Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial will be an architectural marvel that will showcase the skills of the best American architects while commemorating a significant victory.
The memorial’s design has been the subject of controversy since Frank Gehry submitted it for review to the Commission of Fine Arts. The memorial attracted hefty funding in millions of dollars.
This endears the project to the U.S. government and the American Institute of Architects. Robert Ivy is the CEO and Executive Vice President of the institution.
Before joining the institute, Mr. Ivy undertook his studies for an undergraduate degree in English arts from the Sewanee University of the South. He later advanced his studies and gained a master’s degree from the University of Tulane.
After completing his studies, Ivy worked as a critic, editor, editorial director for a myriad of national architectural journals and publications.
His impeccable record as an editor for the Architectural Record earned him numerous honors and awards. He is a master in the way he communicates the value of impeccable design in architecture.
Ivy was applauded as the master architect for his effective communication, which made him one of the seven holders of this title and the only holder in the 21st century.
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The AIA comprises over 90,000 architects and designers who work towards enhancing the quality of buildings throughout the US.
Robert Ivy’s role involves advocating for professionalism, creating awareness of the profession and the association through educational forums and public outreach.
Since he joined the association’s leadership in 2011, AIA has transformed into a proactive, influential association that equips the members to adapt to the 21st-century challenges and design changes.
The aim of this initiative is to make the members more adaptable to meeting the needs of their clients.
He turned around the management systems at the association to ease the decision-making processes. Robert has also played an important role in integrating modern technology into the current management systems.
Besides, he has dedicated his time and energy to start an award-winning initiative to empower architects to address emerging trends and issues, such as sustainability, climate change, and public health.
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