Robert Ivy is a graduate of the University of the South where he graduated with Bachelor of Arts in English. He has Masters of Architecture from Tulane University. Robert Ivy was appointed as the Editor in Chief of Architectural Record in 1996. He has also served as a Vice President and Editorial Director of McGraw-Hill Construction Media. He has also won various awards and honors as an editor and architecture.
CEO Robert Ivy has suggested that one of the ways to overcome the complex health issues in the current generation can be done through proper design. He said that there is the benefit of using stairs rather than elevators. Walking through the stairs is a beneficial exercise activity. Buildings can also be designed in a way that allows natural light to enter the building. The fresh air, natural air, and light can change the perception of a person about the workplace. The productivity and the performance of people in such an environment can significantly increase. Architects and health officials have come together to discuss the health benefits of design.
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Biophilia integrates Seattle Children’s Hospital “Building Hope” expansion. The design was invented by Erich Fromm, a German social psychologist. The design has made the place attractive and playful for the children. The visitors are also impressed by design. The floor of the facility is designed with a paw print and brass leaf which makes the visitors stare in disbelief of such a wonderful sight. The walkways connecting the rooms within the hospital is curved softly. The design has improved the view of the treatment areas according to aiacontracts.org. The murals set the children’s mind to discover and imagine things. The New Buckingham County Primary and Elementary School design is based on the study of how to prevent obesity among children. This building in Charlottesville, Virginia, is as a result of collaboration between Dr. Matthew Trowbridge and the VMDO Architects to understand how design can be integrated into reducing the rate of childhood obesity. The statistics have indicated that the rate of Alzheimer’s disease and Related Dementia would increase by 1.7 million by 2025. The answer to this health challenge is the innovative ‘light therapy’ in California. The design is meant for the dementia care facilities. The research shows that lack of exposure to bright light contributes to the disruption of the circadian system. Bright light can offer a solution to those people who have Alzheimer disease and help them to overcome the sleeping disorder.
The American Institute of Architects happens to be a professional organization that consists of tons of different architects from all over the United States. The main headquarters for the organization is located in Washington DC. They have more than 90,000 members around the world.