Robert Ivy: A Lifetime Achiever

Robert Ivy is a well known architect. He has worked for a series of publications where he has been responsible for creating content on architecture from all over the world. He got his start with writing in college. He attended Sewanne: The University of the South and earned his Bachelor of Arts in English. He went onto receive his master degree. He graduated from Tulane University with his master’s in architecture. But he took a spell from his studies and put his architecture dreams on hold for a period of time. He went into the United States Navy as an officer.

With his experience, writing talent and expertise as an architect he got the highest position possible for a publication. He became Editor-in-Chief. At McGraw-Hill, Robert Ivy was in charge of the Architectural Record. Robert pushed the Architectural Record to new heights. It became the top architectural journal globally. It won a numerous amount of awards for its engaging content. One of the most notable awards for a publication the National Magazine Award for General Excellence was awarded to Architectural Record. While working there, Robert also led the company during a period of rapid growth in China. He got the Architectural Record to create an edition of the publication in Mandarin. He also worked on publications for their Middle East division.

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Today, Robert Ivy is the Chief Executive Officer of the American Institute of Architects. His work for the AIA has garnered him much respect and recognition. For his accomplishments the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters is awarding him the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Awards. The Polk Award acknowledges Mississippi related artists and collectors of art. Many people have won the award like musicians, actors and writers. Robert will be the first architect to be honored by the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters and receive the Polk Award.

Robert Ivy as accomplished much through his work career. He has worked for a host of publications doing his best job of taking them to new heights. His many awards he has received alludes to what a successful impact he has left on the publishing and architecture world.

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How Robert Ivy Is Transforming The Architectural Industry

Robert Ivy is an architect, author, and the current Chief Executive Officer and the acting Executive Vice President of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

Education

Robert Ivy is a proud holder of a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Masters of Architecture from Sewanee: The University of the South and the Tulane University respectively.

Career

Robert Ivy began his career in 1981 as a principal at the Dean/Dale, Dean & Ivy up until the year 1996. After leaving Dean/Dale, Dean & Ivy, he joined Architectural Record publishing group where he acted as the Editor-in-Chief. Under his stewardship, Architectural Record grew from a mere publishing company to become one of the most read and critiqued architectural journal. After he left Architectural Record, he joined the McGraw-Hill Construction Media as the acting vice president and the editorial director. He later joined AIA, a position he still holds to date.

AIA and Robert

AIA is a dynamic network which brings together over 90,000 design professionals and architects who are committed to enhancing that buildings inhabited by citizens and business entities are safe and commendable. Robert has been at the helm of AIA since the year 2011. His rich diversity and unmatched experience have helped him transform the organization into one of the leading architecture-oriented institutions in the world. Apart from managing AIA, Robert Ivy is an architect by profession, a career that has helped him to strengthen the association and assist its members in serving their clients in a preferred manner.

Apart from being an author and architect, Robert is also a public speaker, and he has been spotted in various seminars that involve architectural designs and construction.

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Achievements and Awards

Thanks to his wide array of experience in the architectural field, Robert has been able to streamline the governance of AIA in a move that has seen an improvement in decision-making, the launching of an award-winning campaign, and building of new digital-oriented infrastructure.

As an author for the Architectural Record, Robert has earned himself numerous awards which include the American Society of Magazine Editors, MPA Digital Award for Website of the Year, the premier magazine journalism award, and the Jesse H. Neal Awards. In the year 1998, Robert was awarded the McGraw-Hill Award for Management Excellence. Later in 2009, he earned himself the Crain Award.

Robert is a Master Architect, a designation he proudly shares with some of the most iconic and decorated architects such as Mies van der Rohe, I.M. Pei, and Richard Buckminster Fuller. He also brags as being one of the few architects to ever receive the honor, and the only in the 21st century.