On Monday evening, executive vice president and CEO of American Institute of Architects Robert Ivy and AIA National president Russ Davidson released a video apology for issuing a statement of support for President-elect Donald Trump on behalf of its members. The apology came amid a withering backlash from architects who opposed the statement's sentiment and felt misrepresented by the national organization.
"Unfortunately, the statement I issued shortly after the results came in was tone-deaf, and it resulted in hurt and anger by too many people," Ivy said in his second response to the controversy. (The first, a letter to the editors of Architect's Newspaper on Monday, can be found here.) "It did not reflect our larger values, and I hope we can work together as a community to move forward."