Robert Ivy is a man who has always been devoted to quality. And as the CEO of the American Institute of Architects, he is committed to maintaining the highest standards of business and trustworthiness. Let’s explore a bit more about him, his life, and his work.
How did he first get started?
Robert Ivy is a very well-educated man. His schooling includes a Bachleor of Arts in English from The University of the South and a Masters of Architect from Tulane University. In 1981, Ivy became a principal at Dean/Dale. He was hired as the Editor in Cheif of the journal, ‘Architectural Record’ in October of 1996. Soon, he became the Vice President and Editorial Director of McGraw-Hill Construction Media.
And while he was with the company, Robert’s commitment to ‘Architectural Record’ landed the publication many prestigious awards. These include close to 30 Jesse H. Neal Awards and a highly coveted Award for General Excellence from the American Society of Magazine Editors. Robert Ivy himself was given the Crain Award for his excellence in 2009.
He also published a biography of architect Fay Jones in 2001. The book has been highly revered and praised for its quality. It is now being published in its third edition.
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When did he become involved with the AIA?
In 2011, Robert Ivy was declared the Chief Executive Officer of the American Institute of Architects. This was a widely publicized decision and Ivy has retained this position ever since. Robert Ivy has made it his mission to bring the AIA into the 21st century by educating others in an age of transformation for the obstacles that architects face in our current times.
He works as a public speaker from time to time to educate others about architecture and the role of importance it plays in our society.
What is the American Institute of Architects?
The American Institute of Architects is based out of Washington D.C. It was 1857 in New York City to positively promote and support the architectural practice. Close to 100,000 architects in the United States are members. They employ a few hundred employees, including their Board of Directors. The AIA is run by architects, for architects.