Robert Ivy, an Architect, was born in Columbus, Mississippi. He attended the Sewanee University where he first degree and later joined Tulane University where he acquired master’s degree in architecture. In 1996, Robert Ivy was appointed as the chief editor of architectural record.
Under his leadership, he helped the journal to become the world most read journal in architecture. His success did not end here; he was again appointed as the editorial director and vice president of Mcgraw-Hill construction journal. Robert Ivy severed as a juror in the panel that was mandated with selecting architect Frank Gehry as the sole designer of the National Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial. Since 1981 to 1996, Robert Ivy was the principal at Dale, Dean, IVY & Dean and an editor for several national publications.
During Robert Ivy editorial role at Architectural Record, the journal earned several honors in publishing industry such as the American Society of Magazine Editors National Magazine Award, and premier magazine journalism award. In addition, Architectural Record was awarded the 7 Ozzies, 26 Jesse H. Neal Awards and 2008 MPA Digital Award for Website of the Year.
In 2009, Robert Ivy was awarded the Crain Award which is the highest American Business Media recognition an individual can achieve. Before receiving this award, he had received several honor awards for his good work in the architecture field.
Lately, the council of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the authorized organization that represents licensed professionals and architects in the construction and design industry since 1957, named and appointed Robert Ivy as their new executive Chief Executive Officer/ Executive Vice President effective as from February 1st, 2011.
Robert has been a supporter for the calling on a large number of the most critical social, political, and ecological issues influencing the construction industry. He is a committed individual from the AIA having served on the AIA Board of Directors in the 1990s.
In his new position at the AIA, Robert will deal with the national office in Washington, DC with a $56 million yearly spending plan and 206 workers. He will coordinate authoritative concentrate on plan and practice issues inside the Institute; upgrade the voice of the AIA to show the estimation of outline and the general population’s comprehension of designers and engineering, and work cooperatively with more than 300 sections across the nation and abroad to help AIA individuals.
AIA 2010 President George H. Mill operator, FAIA, said “We are eager to have Robert join the AIA as EVP/CEO. He has the mix of prepared industry experience, and corporate administration aptitudes looked for by the Board, and we invite him to the Institute.
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