Robert Ivy serves as the Executive Vice President and CEO of AIA or American Institute of Architects. As one of the executives of the AIA, he has been an expert in the field of architecture. He is also someone who has received the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award. In this article, everything you need to know about Robert Ivy will be featured.
Before Ivy became an architect, he took Bachelor of Arts Major in English at Sewanee: The University of the South from 1965 to 1969. He ended up as cum laude with a French minor. After a couple of years, he took Architecture at Tulane University and finished it in 1976.
Ivy became an editor and chief in the world’s leading architectural journal Architectural Record from 1996 to 2011. He is also the Vice President or the Editorial Director of McGraw-Hill Construction Media from 1996 to 2011. The latter includes TGreenSource: The Magazine of Sustainable Design. He became the Executive Vice President and the CEO of the American Institute of Architects last 2011. From 1981 to 1996, Robert Ivy was also a Principal at Dale.
Robert Ivy has been rewarded with numerous awards because of his contribution to the architectural world. One of his awards is the American Society of Magazine Editors National Magazine Award for General Excellence. He also received 26 Jesse H. Neal awards, 7 Eddie and Ozzie Awards from Folio Magazine, and the MPA Digital Award for Website of the Year: Enthusiast on 2008. Ivy also received the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award and is the first architect to do so. And last but not the least, Alpha Rho Chi named him a “Master Architect” last 2010 because of his ability to communicate the value of design. He and only seven architects are holding this title.
One of Robert Ivy’s works is titled “Fay Jones: Architect” where he wrote his authoritative biography that is now published in the third edition. The book is about Frank Lloyd Wright’s apprentice and was published in 2001 and is regarded with the highest standard by the Art Library Society of North America. He currently heads the American Institute of Architects, which as 87,890 members.