American Institute of Architects (AIA) is an organization that was established in 1857 to license professionals in the construction industry. In 1857, a group of 13 architects met in New York and founded the institution under the name New York Society of Architects that was later changed to AIA. The 13 architects together with 16 other invited prominent architects that formed the constitution and selected AIA’s first president who was known as Richard Upjohn.
Today, the AIA’s headquarter is in Washington DC where it is headed by Robert Ivy. Also, AIA leads as the top membership organization for the architect professionals in licensing the existing architects, emerging professionals, and associated partners. The institution attends to its members by implementing its goals which are education and information, advocacy information, and community redevelopment. Further, the organization represents a world-class quality of design, constructions and professional code of ethics.
Moreover, AIA strives to show its clients and the surrounding community that design is important and matters in the environment. An instance is where the organization was once involved in draining of swamps in Washington DC hence promoting health and disaster relief. AIA also advocates for modern housing structures instead of congestion of substandard housing which lacks direct sunlight and the right ventilation thus playing an essential role in the communities.
About Robert Ivy, the CEO of AIA
Robert Ivy took over as CEO and vice president of AIA in February 2011 after the board members unanimously voted him to head the organization. The AIA network consists of a broad system with more than 300 chapters and over 90000 members of the body. The members are inclusive of the architects and design professionals whose dedication is to enhance the construction industry.
Robert is an award-winning public figure who is well known in the field of architecture editing and has worked with various media organizations. An instance is where he was the editor in chief of Architecture Record which he joined in 1996. Notably, during his service with Architecture Record, the firm grew and its architectural journals were the most sorted after in the world. Robert has also worked at the McGraw-Hill Construction Media where he served as the senior editor.
Furthermore, Robert has been awarded the Crane Awards and was named as the master architect by an architecture fraternity known as the Alpha Rho Chi. With the positive attributes in his writing works and recognition all over the globe are what made the board members of AIA find him as the most qualified for the CEO position. In addition, the successful CEO of AIA is a graduate of Tulane University and holds a masters in Architecture and is also a graduate of the University of South in Tennessee where he holds a B.A. in English.
The new greenhouse must be named the eighth wonder of the world. The new greenhouse can be used to plant crops and gather some power from the sun at the same time. The greenhouse has a pink glass which generates more than sufficient solar electricity to control the temperatures in the greenhouse.
This new greenhouse is considered a remarkable find because it has a way of lowering greenhouse gas emission.
The pink panels have the ability to enhance the red wavelengths which in turn tends to drive more photosynthesis activities into the plants. The pink panels also help trap the blue and green light and sending them back to a Photovoltaic Strips to transform them into energy.
The pink panels do not affect the growth of the plant whatsoever. The panels were tested on several plants to see if it somehow hindered the growth of the plants. The plants were not affected, as a matter of fact, the plants seemed to be doing well under the light.
It was thought that the plant would perform poorly because it was dark under the pink panels. It’s a known fact that plants are sensitive to light, not just to the intensity but also to the color. The plants seemed to perform reasonably well.
In the last twenty years changes have been seen in the greenhouse industry and this discovery is a major deal for the industry. Though the Pink paneled greenhouse is a big deal it still needs a lot of work; to see how this greenhouse can measure up against other greenhouses.
Joshua Smith is the Founder and CEO of Reno- based Modular Greenhouses; he has 15 years of startup experience plus he has successfully brought multiple companies to the market. Mr. Smith believes that most parents feed junk food to their children in the early years of their lives; His objective is to change this fact. His passion and vision is the driving force his success.
He uses his skills to build a purpose fuel team that will enable his company to achieve a dominant market.
San Jose is considered to be the launching pad of a dream that has come true for America. Research also showed that children who were born in the 80s from a low family income had some degree of success as compared to other countries. Today, the situation seems to have changed as these low-income families face tough situation year after year. In the recent years too, the housing prices have sprung up bringing a clear distinction between the rich and the poor in this region.
People have also disregarded the productivity of this area compared to how it was some decades ago. However, this situation can be changed by strengthening up the public education system in San Jose. This effort is meant to make a difference for the low-income families in this area. Although the pathways from poverty may seem narrow, education is the only thing that can change this situation. Some of the students who have excelled through Rocketship education have a different story to tell today.
Rocketship education is a nonprofit network that has been built by public charter schools. This form of education deals with directing combined effort from the parents, educators, and organizations to the life of a student to experience a significant change. The system has strengthened the ecosystem in public school that puts a student on the path of learning English. At least 25 charter schools have been established since 2007 improving the lives of many low-income families.
Research done by Center for Research on Education Outcomes reveals that for a student who is in the line of poverty who learns English, the outcome is more positive than for that student who learns math in a higher level charter school. Business leaders in the region are giving a boost of their resources to enhance the Rocketship education in the area. Many other townships have also started adopting this form of education since it is seen to bring a very positive income to the society. By working together and learning from each other, San Jose will soon be a large region full of opportunities for everyone.
In July 2015, Capital Group board of directors elected Tim Armour as Chairman of the company. He had been the Chairman of Capital Group’s management committee as well as Capital Research. Tim will continue to work with members of the committee to set policies and implement overall business strategies at the firm. He will be working with Phil de Toledo, President and Rob Lovelace, President of Capital Research. Tim was working towards becoming Chairman for several years, but things happened, more quickly than expected because of the sudden passing of former Chairman, Jim Rothenberg.
Capital Group has a history of team work in accomplishing the best results for investors, and doing so with a long-term outlook. Tim plans to continue with Jim’s strategy going forward. The firm has a mission of delivering above average long-term investment results to all clients.
Capital Group has been in business since 1931, providing top research, and good results on its investment portfolios. They have an 85-year legacy of putting their investors first. Achieving above average returns for investors is their goal, so investment managers are compensated for results not the level of assets managed. The company’s philosophy is based upon doing what is right for the clients.
Tim Armour is currently both Chairman and CEO of Capital Group. He also manages an equity portfolio for the company. With over 33 years’ experience in the investment arena, he is able to lead the company in the right direction for achieving top results for the company’s clients as well as his associates. Timothy Armour has spent all 33 years in the industry with Capital Group, so he is dedicated to their continued success.
Timothy Armour began his career at Capital Group in their Associates Program, after earning his Bachelor’s Degree in economics. He moved up to work as an equity investment analyst at the firm, covering global telecom and U.S. service companies. The company’s headquarters and Tim’s office is located in Los Angeles, Ca.
Tim is dedicated to maintaining the top level reputation the company has built over the years, by focusing on getting superior results for clients, while taking a long-term approach to investing.