Society is generous in heaping praises and benefits on visionaries who have solved some of the world’s most difficult problems. Not only do visionaries see things differently, but they also live life differently. Robert Ivy has been named a visionary by his peers for many reasons. Presently, Robert Ivy is the CEO of American Institute of Architects and a successful architect. If architects are faced with finding the best aesthetic pleasure when designing a structure the future of architecture expects different challenges which are being anticipated today. Robert Ivy and many forward-thinking architects have already are making plans and sending out warning signs to future architects. For example, with the concern of global warming on people’s minds, architects must be able to anticipate patterns of weather change as well as design buildings that will undergo more drastic weather changes in the future.
One of the key opportunities Robert Ivy sees for architects of the future is to provide the infrastructure which is commensurate with the growth of the planet. Robert Ivy believes that one of the challenges of future architects will be to design buildings that are both densities sensitive to the growth taking place in its specific location and for a specific culture, but also safe, habitable and provide a structure which is healthy for its residents. The density of population is a major concern for future city designers since persons have to be able to travel throughout the city to make either commuting or work possible, while at the same time allow citizens to travel in a safe and economical way. It is the same with architects of the future. It is important that the architectural designs of the infrastructure of cities be both safe for its inhabitants as well as economically viable for the number of occupants it will hold. Another major factor that future architects must face is the way in which resources are used and the application of sustainability within infrastructure.