Mr. Robert A. Ivy attended Tulane University from 1973 through 1976, attaining a Master of Architecture degree. He also holds a BA, Cum Laud, in English and minored in French, at the University of The South: Sewanee, from 1965 thru 1969. Mr. Ivy was with McGraw-Hill from 1996 through 2011, working in construction and construction design publications such as Engineering News Record, Architectural Record, Constructor, HQ, and other publications, plus kept up with 17 websites.
With all this on his to-do list, Mr. Ivy still had time be at the helm of the architectural journal, Architectural Record, as Editor in Chief. From there he became the Executive Vice President and CEO of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) in February of 2011.
Robert Ivy, after accepting the leadership of American Institute of Architects, began two probes into the persona of architects’ function in society and into what the future holds for architecture and architects. Robert Ivy dedicated AIA to a ten-year campaign to enable designs to become an accelerator, to help better public health with grants, residential planning, and digital programs. Mr. Ivy made these commitments at the Clinton Global Initiative’s annual meeting in 2012.
Mr. Ivy also became a noted spokesman for important architectural issues, including modernizing AIA in order to gain support for architecture’s future. Architectural Record has won many awards while under Robert Ivy’s leadership. Among them are 26 Jessie H. Neal Awards given for magazine journalism. The American Society of Magazine also presented Architectural Record with the National Magazine Award for General Excellence, bestowed by The American Society of Magazine Editors.
Robert Ivy was granted the G. D. Crain Award, in recognition of his years of editorial contributions in the business sector, in 2009. Mr. Ivy was named “Master Architect” by Alpha Rho Chi, a national architect fraternity, in 2010, for his conveying of the importance of design in the fraternity and to the world in general. Robert Ivy has been a U. S. Commissioner with the Venice Architecture Biennial three times. He is also a member of International Circle of Architecture Critics.
Robert Ivy is also a published book author, including “Fay Jones Jones: Architect”, which was recognized for “highest standards” of scholarship, design, and production.”
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