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).
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.
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.