Robert A. Ivy was the Editorial Director and Vice President of McGraw-Hill Construction, and Editor-in-Chief of Architectural Record magazine. Architectural Record received many awards in the publishing sector under the editorial leadership of Mr. Ivy. These awards included the premier magazine journalism award, the American Society of Magazine Editors National Magazine Award for General Excellence. After resigning from McGraw-Hill Construction Mr. Ivy went to work at the American Institute of Architects (AIA).
Robert Ivy attended the University of South Tennessee where he received his Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree. He attended Tulane University in Louisiana where he received his Masters in Architecture. Mr. Ivy was recognized for his contribution to effectively communicating the importance of design, by the National Architecture Fraternity Alpha Rho Chi.
On February 1, 2011, Robert Ivy, FAIA, assumed the role of Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the American Institute of Architects, (AIA). AIA’s network consists of over 250 chapters and a membership of over 90,000. These members are professional architects and designers who are devoted to adding to the sustainable surroundings and environment. Through encouragement, assistance, backing, along with public endeavors, and implementation of educational leadership, Robert A. Ivy assist members in serving their clients and communities in an ever-changing age.
In 2011, under the supervision and administration of Mr. Ivy, AIA was revolutionized to handle the architecture profession. AIA has a profound history and a great heritage in the architectural field dating back to 1857. One of Mr. Ivy’s goal is to lead AIA into becoming an organization with an ever-expanding influence in the architecture field. His desire is to help the public become aware of AIA’s importance to the growing population of architects. Mr. Ivy has set his sites on moving some of AIA assets in training and preparing architects for their part to address the issues of climate change, and the effect on the health of the public.
AIA is an ever-growing organization whose employees are some of the best professionals in the industry of architecture. They have had a positive impact in the architectural industry. Their membership includes many benefits such as services and products that are structured on professional development. AIA is geared toward building a better tomorrow with their architectural designs. They offer superb services and membership in their organization. Some of the accomplishments of AIA includes designing and building hospitals, and churches worldwide. The buildings they build is designed to save energy and to enhance the safety and health of communities.
With his vast knowledge and experience in the architectural field, Mr. Ivy can add the title of author to his many professional accomplishments. He authored the book Architect, a biography of Fay Jones, the Architect. Mr. Ivy is also a public speaker.
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