Robert Ivy Explains The Benefits Of Joining Such Professional Organizations As AIA

Excelling in a given career requires more than educational certificates and other professional skills. You need networks to help you remain informed in the current industry developments. Robert Ivy, the current head of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) highlights this as one of the reasons you need to affiliate yourself with at least one professional organization.

In the past few decades, more professionals have to appreciate the importance of these institutions resulting in their popularity surge. For instance, a report by the American society of association executives stated that there are currently over 92,000 trade and professional associations in the United States alone. But what are the benefits of aligning with one of these associations:

Access to industry information

Members of a particular professional organization have ready access to information relating to the industry in which they operate through newsletters, websites, webinars, and even conferences. This info could prove to be incredibly beneficial to people who are just starting their careers as it educates them on industry trends and areas that need to be improved upon.

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Robert Ivy also mentions that being a member of a professional association like the AIA also creates a networking bridge for workers. The annual conferences and corporate events held by such associations bring together myriads of workers and in effect give members an opportunity to network with other professionals. As a result, they can use these connections to advance their careers.

Credibility boost

Some employers will not give considerations to individuals without professional body affiliations. Belonging to such an association, therefore, improves your credibility while ensuring that your interests and rights as s worker are protected by the association.

About Robert Ivy

Robert Ivy is the current chief executive officer and also the executive vice president of the American Institute of Architects, having taken up this position in 2011. He has helped the institute expand on its national membership as well as achieve more readerships for its architectural journal.

Over the years Robert has received several honors and awards for his leadership and editorial skills. For instance, in 2009, he received the Crain Award and most recently became the first architect to bag the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement accolade.

Mississippi Institute Of Arts And Letters (MIAL) Awards Robert Ivy

The Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters has announced that it will give Robert Ivy the Chief Executive Officer of the American Institute of Arts its Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award. Through a press release issued by the American Institute of Arts, Mr. Ivy is set to receive the award in a ceremony which will be held at the institution’s main offices in Mississippi. The institution has broken a record by deciding to recognize Mr. Ivy considering he is an architect. Previous the Institutions has been only awarding artists and patrons who hail from Mississippi.

In a statement, MIAL president Nancy LaForge said that they were delighted to honored Mr. Robert Ivy with the award. “We are happy to present this award to Mr. Robert Ivy because he has demonstrated that he deserves it. We have been following his work closely and we realized that there is no one in Mississippi who made architecture accessible to the public than Mr. Ivy”, said LaForge. On his part, the president of the American Institute of Arts (AIA) Carl Elefante said that Mr. Ivy he was happy to hear about the news and that the award was a true recognition of Ivy’s tireless efforts.

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Mr. Robert Ivy has become the first architect to receive the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award. He joins a list of few other famous individuals from Mississippi who include Authors Walker Percy, Barry Hannah, and Richard Ford among others. In addition to the Lifetime Achievements issued every year, the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters also recognize individual efforts made by people in various fields within Mississippi.

Before joining the American Institute of Arts as the CEO, Mr. Robert Ivy was the Chief Editor of the Architectural Record. He has also previously received various awards including the being named the Master Architect by the fraternity of architects, a National Magazine Award among others.

Mr. Robert Ivy was appointed as the Chief Executive of the American Institute of Architects in 2011 and has brought about numerous changes since then. He has been on the forefront in championing for diversification in the field of architecture in a bid to helping the community, especially in the health sector.

The Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters will on 2 June present the awards to Mr. Robert Ivy and stained-glass designer, Andrew carries and the institution’s headquarters. Mr. Ivy expressed his joy after receiving the news.

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