Robert Ivy A Buff In Journalism And Master Architect

Robert Ivy is a distinguished leader in the world of architecture. He is a registered architect with over two-decade experience in publication, journalism as well as corporate executive post. During his career, Ivy has been severally recognized by various fraternities.

Education and Career Background

Born in Columbus, Mississippi, Ivy obtained a degree in BA, English from The University of the South. Also, he has a Masters of Architecture from Tulane University.

From February 2011, Robert Ivy has been the CEO of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). He also serves as the Executive Vice President of AIA. Founded in 1857, AIA is a premier organization that represents professionally licensed architects in America. At AIA, Robert was hailed for streamlining governance, establishing the digital platform, and initiating public awareness campaign. Also, he heightened the value and relevance of the AIA as well as architects.

Before joining AIA, Ivy was the vice president as well as the Editorial Director at McGraw Construction media. Also, he was the Chief Editor of Architectural Record from 1996 to 2010. At Architectural records, Robert was celebrated for making the magazine the most popular architectural journal in the world. He oversaw the production of over 33 publications in the form of print and digital editions.

Awards and Publications

In 2010, Robert Ivy received the Alpha Rho Chi Award by the national architecture group. The award was for his effectualness in his communicating the value of design. Ivy was designated the ‘Master Architect,’ an honor shared only by six other architects, and he is the only one in the 21st century. Furthermore, Robert is a senior associate of the Design Future Council.

In 2009, Ivy was awarded the Crain Award, the highest individual recognition by the American Business Media. Consequently, in 1998 Robert had received the McGraw Hill Award. This award was for the Management Excellence at McGraw Construction. When Robert was Architectural records, the publishing firm received numerous honors due to his excellent leadership skills. It earned 7 Ozzies Folio Design Awards, 26 Jesse H. Neal Awards, the premier magazine journalism award, and National Magazine Award among others.

Robert Ivy authored an authoritative biography called ‘Fay Jones: Architect’ that was published in 2001. The bio presents the work an apprentice American designer working at Frank Lloyd Wright. Fay Jones was referred by the Art Library Society of North America as “the highest standard of scholarship, design, and production.”

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