Robert Ivy is the CEO and Executive Vice President of the American Institute of Architects since 1st February 2011. He attended Sewanee University of the south and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English. He later attended Tulane University for his master’s degree in architecture. Prior to being named CEO at the American Institute of Architects, he worked with different organizations. He worked with the Architectural Records an editor-in-chief in 1996. Later he worked for the McGraw-Hill Construction Media as the Editorial Director and Vice president. He is the author of the famous “Fay Jones: Architect” which was published in 2011. His book has been cited as the best by The Library Society of North America. View Robert Ivy’s profile at LinkedIn
American Institute of Architects (AIA) is an organization for architects and it’s headquartered in Washington DC, USA. This organization partners with other organizations and individuals in the construction and architecture industry to help improve the industry. AIA offers to educate the general public about architecture, government support, and redevelopment of the community in order to create a positive public image of the architectural profession. The main purpose of the establishment of this organization back in 1857 by a group of architects was to endorse its members to elevate the standards of the architectural profession while promoting science in the practice of architecture among its members.
Under his leadership, Robert Ivy has remained at the top of his game to ensure that the organization runs smoothly and remains the best. His role is mainly to manage and oversee the important activities which take part in the organization. Over the years, the company has earned a good reputation amongst its members. Under his leadership, the organization has also built numerous partnerships that are meant to help architects lives become easier professionally. AIA has grown and developed both in the marketplace as well as in size. The company now has over 90,000 professional architects who are registered. AIA is expected to grow as more and more people have started registering and working there.
Robert Ivy being an iconic figure in the society as well as the organization, he has won various awards over the years. In 1998 he received the Management Excellence in McGraw Hill Award. He also won the Crain Award in 2009; this is the highest recognition for a person in the American Business Media. Due to his efficiency to outline the significance of design, he was anonymously voted the Master Architect by the national architecture fraternity. He is the only individual to receive this honor in the 21st century and among the seven in the past 100 years. Robert Ivy was on the panel of jurors who nominated Frank Gehry, an architect to design the National Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial.