Robert Ivy is an American architect. He attended school at both Sewanee: The University of the South and Tulane University. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Sewanee: The University of the South, and a Masters of Architecture degree from Tulane University.
In 1996 Ivy began working as the Editor in Chief of Architectural Record. In this job, he oversaw the production of the monthly interior design and architecture magazine. After this job, Ivy became the Vice President and Editorial Director for McGraw-Hill Construction Media. In this position, Ivy was responsible for several architectural magazines.
In 2011 Robert Ivy was named Executive Vice President and CEO of the American Institute of Architects by the organization’s board. Founded in 1857, the American Institute of Architects is one of the world’s largest professional Architecture organizations in the world, with 90,000 active members. Ivy’s position makes him in charge of overseeing the American Institute of Architects headquarters in Washington D.C. It is here that Ivy leads an office with a budget of $56 million and 206 employees.
As Executive Vice President and CEO, Mr. Ivy sees that the American Institute of Architects’ goals are met. These goals included ensuring that members meet ethical and professional standards and that the importance of architecture and design are displayed. The American Institute of Architecture also strives to teach the world about architecture.
Ivy, who has a deep respect for the values of the American Institute of Architects, works with over 300 different chapters of the organization, some domestic and some abroad. He collaborates with these chapters to ensure that high standards of professionalism and ethics are being displayed by group members.
Robert Ivy’s efforts have garnered a lot of attention, and he has received several awards. In 2009 he received the most prestigious award offered by American Business Media: the Crain Award. The next year Alpha Rho Chi, an American architectural fraternity, elevated Ivy to the rank of Master Architect.
Ivy is also a published author himself, releasing Fey Jones: Architect in 2001. The book was met with much critical success and is currently on its third printing run.
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