What the American Institute of Architects Is All About

In 1857, a group of skilled architects in New York City came together in a bid to form an organization that will boost the quality of architecture in New York city. And that was how the American Institute of Architects, or the AIA as it is popularly known, came into existence.

Making sure that they are doing all in their power to create a positive image for architecture, both as a course and as a profession. With its headquarters in Washington D.C., the institution has managed to abide by its initial goal.

These goals include boosting the quality of education, public outreach as well as government advocacy of architecture as a profession which is all important. The AIA also cohorts with related architectural organizations to ensure that to make sure that they are improving the overall superiority of the industry.

To maintain efficiency, the AIA has five levels of membership which includes the allied members, the architect members, the international associate members, the emeritus members and then the associate members. The architect members have been licensed to practice architecture by the licensing board in the USA.

The associate members aren’t licensed but are working under supervision. The allied member includes engineers, planners, landscape architects or executive staff who aren’t directly architects. Finally, there are the international associate members who are licensed architects but are operating outside of the United States of America.

As of today, AIA boasts of having well over 90,000 licensed architects and associate professionals registered under their banner. To date, AIA is under the stewardship of one Robert Ivy, who also happens to be a smart, registered architect with an impressive resume as well as experience.

Before Robert Ivy was promoted to being the CEO of AIA, he had to show incredibly amazing credentials. He attended the University of the south for his BA in English and then proceed to Tulane University for his Masters in architecture between the years 1973 and 1976.

He then proceeded to become an editor in chief/architectural record for McGraw-Hill Companies for almost one and a half decades. From the Vice President of McGraw-Hill, he moved to being the EVP/CEO of the AIA from February of 2011 to date. The American Institute of architects has managed to award a couple of accolades and honors to its members.

Some of the honors programs that they have to offer include AIA Gold Medal, AIA/ACSA Topaz Medallion for Excellence in Architectural Education Institute Honors. The latter accolade is usually awarded to architects who participate in projects (either new or retrofitted) all over the world. Visit: https://www.facebook.com/AIANational/

Bob Reina On Finding His Place In The World

Bob Reina has been bringing Talk Fusion forward into the top tiers of video marketing and is still trying to go further. He decided to tell Inspirery not long ago about how it all began (http://inspirery.com/bob-reina/). Reina described his work as being started with helping people in mind, and he even says that he only makes money when other people have success in sales. He mentioned that Talk Fusion is not limited in its target customer groups to big or small businesses, but is inclusive of all business owners and even non-profits. He goes on to say that if you want to make your dream happen badly enough, you just have to stick with it through hard work to do so.


Bob Reina actually began in his Talk Fusion business after spending years as a police officer. He had a steady paycheck, but it didn’t allow him to pursue his future goals as quickly as he wanted. So Reina took a risk and decided to go fulltime into multilevel marketing which didn’t have all the rewards at once. In fact he even has said his phone bill could be more than his paycheck at times, but he didn’t get discouraged. It was in 2004 that he first brought the Talk Fusion idea to light when he found an interest in video emails. Reina and Jonathan Chen began working on the software and by 2007 it was ready to go.


Bob Reina has gone from starting up a business to now being a technology and marketing author who writes from time to time for the Huffington Post and MarTech Advisor (http://www.martechadvisor.com/author/bob-reina/). He also sacrifices time and money to help local charities in Tampa, particular animal rescue and shelter agencies as he loves dogs and loves taking them out on fun activities. He also still joins his friends back at the police department from time to time to join in fundraising for their endeavors. Reina decided to offer an initiative at Talk Fusion that would allow associates to give away a monthly account to any non-profit entity they wished to help.

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