Robert Ivy is the Executive Vice President and the Chief Executive Officer of American Institute of Architects (AIA). The Washington based company has more than 90,000 members. American Institute of Architects is a professional organization for architects supporting their public image and profession.
Robert was made the CEO of the company in 2011. Robert attended the University of the South where he graduated with a degree in Bachelor of Arts in English. Later, he joined Tulane University where he earned a Masters of Architecture.
After completing university, he began his career journey in 1996 at Architectural Record as the Editor in Chief. The career as an editor improved his knowledge. With his intellectual skills, the record was named the most widely read architectural journal.Under the leadership of Robert, the architectural record has received many awards like the premier magazine journalism award and the American society of magazine editors’ national magazine award. Moreover, the record has attained folio design awards, 26 Jesse H. Neal awards and the 2008 MPA digital award among others.
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Also, Robert worked as the Editorial Director and Vice President at McGraw-Hill Construction Media. McGraw Hill Media consisted of Architectural Record: sweets, HQ magazine and constructor among others. Ivy attained the McGraw-Hill award for management excellence in 1998.Robert was humbled and appreciated to be on the panel that chose Frank Gehry as the architect to design the National Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial. Robert Ivy has received many personal awards such as in 2009 Ivy was granted the Crain award.
Mr. Ivy is a senior fellow of the design futures council. Due to his high-rated efficient on the value of design, Ivy was voted the master architect by Alpha Rho Chi which is the national architecture fraternity. In 2001, Ivy published his excellent standard biography, Fay Jones Architect, and currently, it is in its third edition.
Ivy is passionate about making AIA a strong association. He popularizes AIA through advocacy strategies, public outreach, and education initiatives. He encourages public awareness of AIA for the value of architects and their relevance. AIA has tremendously grown ever since Ivy stepped in and he is focused on scaling its heights.