Robert Ivy Americas’ Architect Finest
Robert Ivy who is the Executive Vice President as well as the Chief Executive Officer of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) pursued his bachelor’s degree at Sewanee the University of South where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English. He is also a holder of a Master’s degree in Architecture which he acquired at the Tulane University.
In 1996, Robert Ivy was given an honor to serve as the Editor in Chief of the Architectural Record. Through his hard work and dedication to his job, the Architectural Record was successful and it became the most widespread architectural journal worldwide. Robert Ivy also worked in the capacity of a Vice President as well as an Editorial Director at the McGraw Hill construction media.
In 2011 Robert Ivy was made the Chief Executive Officer at the AIA. He has since made commendable efforts in the transformation of the association as well as the architectural profession into the present world. Through his hard work, the number of the associations’ chapters has raised to more than 250 and the number of member architects also raised to a number greater than 90 000. Robert makes use of advocacy, education initiatives and outreach in firming up the association as a result of which the AIA has become an effective, responsive and proactive association.
Robert ivy is known for many achievements at the AIA among them the building of a new digital-fast technology system, restructuring governance to advance decision making and initiation of a high-quality public awareness campaign. His current objective is to make architects more focused on modern day issues such as the effect of design on the public health sector, climate change and sustainability.
Robert Ivy has received a lot of awards as a result of his success in his career. The American Society of Magazine awarded them with a National Magazine Award under the category General Excellence while at the Architectural Record. In addition, they also earned several Ozzies and lots of Jesse H. Neal Awards. His outstanding management capability also earned him an Award from McGraw-Hill for management excellence. In 2009, he won the American Business Medias’ Crain Award which was the highest personal awards then and his effective communication on the importance of design made him named as the Master Architect by the Alpha Rho Chi. Robert Ivy is the author of Fay Jones Architect a publication that outlines the importance of architecture.