Robert Ivy, the CEO of American Institute of Architects, uses his Social Media accounts to spread the Vision and goals he has for the future of American Architecture. Robert Ivy received his Master’s in Architecture from the University of Tulane in 1976. He is a member of a nationally accredited honor society, Tau Sigma Delta, the only one of its kind that recognizes achievements in intellectual pursuits and recognized by the Association of College Honor Societies.
Robert Ivy frequently uses Social Media like Twitter to inform his followers and followers of AIA the benefits of Architectural designs that improve our lives. His ten-year plan includes making architectural more sensitive to the way we take in health and living in the structures we live and work. For example, since AIA’s Twitter account was opened in 2009 there have been more than 17K tweets shared with followers. The AIA Twitter account has over 175K followers and flaunts nearly 6,000 architecturally related pictures. Tweets are focused on sharing latest trends in Architecture and how the face of Architecture is changing today to meet the needs of the cities and towns where architects carry out their work. All sizes and types of architecture are covered on AIA’s twitter account. The AIA twitter account describes its mission as “sharing the unique contributions of architects” and how it is applied to people’s daily lives. A unique hashtag has been adopted by AIA, which is #blueprintforbetter, which is related to blueprintforbetter.org. Bluprintforbetter is a unique collaboration between Mayors of cities and architects to work in partnership to design and make better towns and bring out better lives thru the use of architectural design and city planning. Blueprintforbetter.org is an extension of AIA’s work to bring together different collaborators who can make architecture a better partner in designing a building that produces more health and well-being to its tenants and users. Recently Mayors of cities and members of AIA came together at South by Southwest to talks and share with each other how they could work to meet common goals thru city planning and architecture and bring about their shared vision for workers and residents of their cities.
Since 2011 Robert Ivy has led AIA’s 250 chapters and 90,000 members influential to a new era for change, bringing about greater collaboration between the diverse group of people that make architecture breathe with vitality and hope for the future of American life.