The American Institute of Architects has seen tremendous growth since Robert Ivy took over as the executive vice president and CEO in 2011. Before his rise to this position, he was the Editor in Chief of Record, an architectural journal that enjoys wide readership globally. He had held the position from 1996 to 2010.
The American Institute of Architects is a professional body of American architects. It supports architects by sponsoring some to undertake professional development courses. It gives architects a united voice to influence government policies that affect the profession and the citizens in general. In addition, it carries out public outreach services to enhance the public image of its members.
This body of architects works in collaboration with constructors and designers in coordinating the building industry. It has 200 employees and 300 local chapters across America.
Robert Ivy has positioned the organization to be responsive to architectural needs that are in line with emerging issues. They are taking proactive steps to address climate change and look into the effect of architectural designs on public health and sustainability. The body is working tirelessly to promote the importance of architectural designs around America.
The CEO of the American Institute of Architects, Robert Ivy, was born in Columbus, Mississippi. He has a B.A degree from the University of South Tennessee and a master’s degree in architecture from Tulane University, Louisiana.
He has contributed significantly to business media and served as the vice president and director of McGraw Hill Construction. He was in charge of the editorial team of content on architecture and construction. He supervised the production of more than thirty publications of hard copy and online content for Record magazine.
In recognition of his contribution as an editor, he received the Crain Award in 2009. This is the highest award given to leading contributors of business media. The Alpha Rho Chi also awarded him with the Master Architect title in 2010. They recognized his contribution in raising the awareness on the importance of design.
He is the author of ‘Fay Jones: The Architect,’ which was published in 2001. This is a biography of a leading architect. The architect began as an apprentice of the famous architect, Frank Lloyd Wright.
Robert Ivy serves on the advisory boards of universities such as Mississippi State University, Auburn University’s rural studio and the school of architecture and planning at Tongji University, Shanghai, China. He is also a member of the International Circle of Architectural Critics and the principal of Ivy Architects.
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