The American Institute of Architects Strive To Improve Public Health And The Well-Being Of People
It is common to hear about architects improving economic situations of cities, by building massive and prominent structures to aid in real estate appreciation in various neighborhoods. However, not many people have heard of architects improving public health and the general well-being of people. While it seems unlikely, a recent interview with Robert Ivy, proved that the American Institute of Architects could indeed help people in ways that were previously unexpected.
During the interview with Robert Ivy, an appalling statement was made by him, which was logically explained as well. The comment was that the American Institute of Architects could affect a community’s tolerance to non-infectious diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, and heart issues if architects build both cities and structures that promote people to stay healthy and fit. When architects create layouts that include stairs to climb, large areas to walk in along that have access to sunlight, greenery, unpolluted water and fresh air, then this in-turn helps in improving public health. Learn more at Crunchbase about Robert Ivy
Robert Ivy also made another logical statement, one that made perfect sense; he emphasized using safe materials that promote healthy systems which, in turn, leads to the well-being of people. According to this visionary man, traditionally the term well-being is considered as an all-encompassing term that defines the physical, psychic and spiritual benefit of humans, while welfare is supposed to be a term that only branches to only specific areas of human development. He pointed out that both the terms welfare and well-being are interlinked, and through carefully selecting designs to build architecturally correct buildings, architects can positively influence the overall development of people.
While discussing Hackathons and the role of the American Institute of Architects, in supporting the development of device-related applications, Robert Ivy stated with conviction, that Hackathons could indeed be an excellent way to encourage architects, designers, engineers to engage in a pursuit to find result-oriented ideas. Hackathons can provide cost-effective results while creating applications to aid in public health and well-being. An instance would be to make use of technology to develop applications that can calculate the number of calories that are burned every day while exercising within the premises of the building. This revolutionary concept can make designers connect the well-being of people to architectural structures and allow both the parties to interact with one another. Read more on Architectural Record:https://www.architecturalrecord.com/articles/5547-architectural-record-editor-in-chief-robert-ivy-to-head-aia
Robert Ivy, the current Executive Vice President and the CEO of the American Institute of Architects, believes that with the help of architects, technology, and futuristic thinking we can indeed build a healthier world. He has a vast experience in the architectural industry along with various accolades on his side, such as him presiding over RECORDS, receiving the Crane Awards and American Business Media’s most prestigious award for an individual.
Perhaps, with continuous efforts from Robert Ivy and the American Institute of Architects, the world might just turn out to be a healthier place to live in for this generation. Follow Robert Ivy on Twitter.