If you’re unfamiliar with Robert Ivy, he is a registered architect and CEO of American Institute of Architects headquartered in Washington, D.C. Ivy is an alumnus of The University of the South, where he earned a B.A in English in 1969. In addition, he earned a Masters of Architecture from Tulane University in 1976. In his role as CEO of American Institute of Architects, Ivy is tasked with managing the institute’s 87,890 members, a role that he has held since 2011.
According to Ivy’s Linkedin Bio, he intends on repositioning the Institute for the 21st century by implementing ambitious and exciting projects, adding value not only to the institute but also to its architects.
Prior to becoming CEO of American Institute of Architects, Ivy was the Editor in Chief of Architectural Record, a monthly magazine predicated on architecture and interior design, a role he held from 1996 to 2011. As Editor in Chief of Architectural Record, the monthly magazine enjoyed considerable praise; in fact, it was recognized as the most widely read architectural journal. Furthermore, Ivy’s success with Architectural Record created an opportunity for him to join McGraw-Hill Construction Media, serving as Vice President and Editorial Director.
Robert Ivy has been lauded for his editorial work; in fact, while at the editorial helm of Architectural Record, the publication earned multiple honors, most notably the premier magazine journalism award. In addition, Ivy was instrumental in helping Architectural Record receive the American Society of Magazine Editors National Magazine Award, as well as the Crain Award in 2009. In 2010, Ivy was named Master Architect by Alpha Rho Chi national architecture fraternity for his ability to communicate the value of design, which is a tremendous honor, considering that the award has only been awarded to six other people in the last 100 years.
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