Robert Ivy is the current executive vice president and has been the CEO of from American Institute of Architects (AIA), from 2011. He graduated from Sewanee, the University of the south with a bachelor’s of arts in English and hold a Masters degree in architecture from Tulane University.
Prior to working with America Institute of Architects, Robert Ivy worked as an editor in chief for Architectural Records. He later became the vice president of McGraw-Hill construction media, a media platform which included GreenSource, SNAP, Architectural Record, Constructor, Sweets and many more.
Achievements and recognition.
Robert Ivy has been a principal at Dean & Dale and Dean & Ivy from 1981 to 1996. He has also made a number of publications as well as been a critic for other national publications. During his editorial leadership at architectural records, the magazine was recognized a number of times in the publishing industry. On such honor was the Premier Magazine Journalism Award, the National Magazine Award for general excellence by the American Society of Magazine Editors among others. As an individual, Robert Ivy received the highest award for recognition award by the American Business Media, the Crain Award in 2009 and the McGraw-Hill award, among other recognitions in 1998. Mr. Ivy was also a member of the grand jury that voted in Henry Gehry the Dwight D. Eisenhower memorial. Another one of these recognitions was when he was named unanimously, by the National Architect fraternity, Alpha Rho Chi, as a Master Architect for his effective delivery of the value of design, in 2010. The most renowned of his publications was his autobiography, published in 2001, titled Fay Jones: Architect.
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