Robert Ivy currently holds the position of the CEO and Executive Vice President of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), an organization for professional architects in the U.S.
Robert acquired that position from February 2011. In his past life, Ivy had attended the University of the South from the year 1965 to the year 1969 where he got a Bachelor of Arts in English. He later joined the University of Tulane in where he pursued his course in architecture and got a Masters of Architecture.
In the year 1996, Robert had completed his formal education and landed himself a job as the Editor in Chief of the Architectural Record magazine. He worked for the company where he helped it develop into the most widely read architectural journal in the world. This growth gave the company many publishing industry awards such as the premier magazine journalism award. On top of that, the magazine earned 7 Ozzies: Folio Design Awards and 26 Jesse H. Neal Awards. Ivy then later became Editorial Director and Vice President of the McGraw-Hill Construction Media and included SNAP, Architectural Record: China, HQ Magazine among others.
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Robert was honored by Alpha Rho Chi, a national architecture pact and was designated Master Architect for communicating design value. He is among the seven who have received the honor in the 100-years history of the fraternity and only designer to be chosen in the 21st Century. Robert was also a juryman among the panel which selected Frank Gehry as the designer of the National Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial. In the year 1998, Robert was awarded the McGraw-Hill Award for Management Excellence. He was again awarded in 2009, the Crain Award, which is the highest recognition for an individual in American Business Media.
Finally, in the year 2011, Robert got himself another job as the EVP and CEO of American Institute of Architects where he still works. The organization has over 90,000 members who are professional designers and architects. Robert has amazingly transformed the AIA Company from its rich legacy into a proactive and influential organization. Some accomplishments in the organization include streamlining AIA governance to build a new digital-first technology infrastructure and improve decision-making.