Mr. Robert Ivy is the current CEO and Executive Vice President of AIA (American Institute of Architects). He was promoted to the position of Chief Executive Officer in 2011.
As a registered architect, Robert Ivy is leading an organization that comprises of 87890 registered members. Under his leadership, AIA is currently working on ambitious and exciting projects that can reposition it as an institution of the 21st century. AIA has also heightened the relevance of value and subsequently for all architectures.
Robert Ivy attended Sewanee University, from where he completed his Bachelor Degree in English. He was also an alumnus of Tulane University, from where he received his Master Degree in Architecture.
Robert Ivy started his career as the editor of CAR (Chief of Architectural Record) in 1996. He helped the organization the release of the most read architectural journals. Mr. Ivy also served as the Editorial Director and Vice President of McGraw-Hill Construction Media. The company also include SNAP, Green Source, China, HQ Magazine, Sweets, ENR, and Constructor. Mr. Robert was just a junior member of the panel that interviewed architect Frank Gehry for the design of the NDDEM (National Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial). From 1981 to 1996, he worked as a principal at Dean & Ivy and Dean/Dale. He was also a critic for several national publications.
When Ivy was an editor at Architectural Record, the organization won several publishing honors, including the National Magazine Award and premium magazine journalism award. The National Magazine Award was used to recognize Architectural Record for General Excellence, which is a rare achievement for any professional journal. Moreover, Architectural Record received the 26 Jesse H. Neal Awards, Folio Design Awards, 2008 MPA Digital Award, which was a recognition for the best website of the year, and 7 Ozzies. In 2009, Robert Ivy earned the Crain Award, which is the highest recognition for a person in the American Business Media. In 1998, Robert Ivy was recognized for Management Excellence by McGraw-Hill. He is also a Senior Fellow at DFC (Design Futures Council). In 2010, Robert Ivy was voted unanimously as the Master Architect because of his effective communication skills when it comes to the value of the design. He shares the same designation with fellow iconic architects, Cass Gilbert, Dr. Nathan Clifford, Eliel Saarinen, Richard Buckminster Fuller, John Wellborn, I.M. Pei, and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Mr. Ivy is the only architect in the 21st century to have received such kind of honor in a fraternity that has a 100-year history.
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