Robert Ivy: The Avid Architect

Robert Ivy is the CEO and EVP of the American Institute Architects. The CEO is also a career architectural journalist and a registered architect. Ivy was appointed to his current post in 2011, and he has been working here for the past six and a half years. Before this, Ivy was working for McGraw-Hill as an editorial director. He worked here for 14 years and five months as the lead MH Construction design and construction publications.

These publications included the GreenSource, Architectural Record, HQ, Record in China, Engineering News-Record and Constructor. In addition to this, he was also in charge of 16 websites that the company owns. Concurrently, Ivy was also working for the Architectural Record as an Editor in chief. The avid architect spent almost 15 years at the helm of one of the most popular architecture journals in the world.

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During Ivy’s tenure at Architectural Record, he managed to nurture the magazine into one of the most popular in the industry. To prove his remarkable track record, Ivy managed to lead Architectural Record in garnering distinguished publishing awards. These awards include the Folio Design Awards, National Magazine Award from The American Society of Magazine Editors, the premier magazine journalism award, an MPA Digital Award for the website of the year, among others. Before working here, he was working as a principal for Dean/Dale, Dean & Ivy. He has also been a critic of various national publications in America.

As an individual, Ivy has managed to be awarded one of the most venerated awards in the architecture industry. The American Business Media awarded him with the Crain Award. McGraw-Hill awarded him with a Management Excellence Award in 1998. The American architecture fraternity has also recognized him with a Master Architect award. He is among seven architects to receive the award within 100 years of the organization’s existence.

Robert Ivy attended Tulane University and graduated with an M. Arch., Architecture. Before this, he had attended The University of the South and graduated with a BA in English. Robert Ivy is a Senior Fellow of the Design Futures Council. The passionate architect is a member of the American Institute of Architects.

Currently, the organization is carrying out a valuable architecture project that will revolutionize the architectural industry. This project is set to place the organization on the current century’s map. He has a biography titled the “Fay Jones Architect” which was first available in print in 2001. A third edition of the architectural book was published recently.

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