Robert Ivy Bio
Robert Ivy works for the American Institute of Architects (AIA) where he holds two positions namely the Chief Executive Officer and the Executive Vice President. He acquired his Bachelor of Arts in English from Sewanee: The University of the South. He later on went ahead to attain his Masters in Architecture from Tulane University.
Prior to his position in AIA, Robert Ivy worked with several other companies. He was once the Editor in Chief of the Architectural Record. As the Editor in Chief, Robert did tremendous work and the journal became the most read architectural journal in the world. Mr. Ivy also worked with the McGraw-Hill Construction media. In this company, he held the position as the company’s Vice President and Editorial Director.
Owing to his excellence in matters to do with architecture, Robert was chosen as a juror in the panel that made the selection of having Frank Gehry as the designer of the National Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial. Ivy has had a successful career hence making him a much sought after professional in his field. He was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of AIA in 2011. His position had previously been held by Christine McEntee who stepped down from the position and is now the Executive Director of American Geophysical Union.
AIA has a total of 90,000 architects and design professionals. This organization seeks to better the architectural profession and also make a difference in the society. Robert Ivy has streamlined the company’s governance, and has also been able to start an award-winning public awareness campaign.
Robert has been a recipient of several awards in his field. One of such awards is the Crain Award which he received in 2009. In 1998, he was also awarded the McGraw-Hill Award for Management Excellence. In 2010, he was named ‘Master Architect’ by Alpha Rho Chi, which is a national architecture fraternity. This made him the only architect given that honor by the fraternity in the 21st century. Through his leadership, Architectural Record was also able to earn several honors in the industry.
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