Robert ivy, the Executive vice President and Chief Executive Officer of American Institute of Architects (AIA) has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English that he obtained at Sewanee: the University of the South and a Master’s degree in Architecture that he obtained from Tulane University.
Robert Ivy was made the Editor in Chief at the Architecture Records in 1996 and he successfully made it the most popular architectural journal across the globe. He has also worked at McGraw-Hill construction media as an Editorial Director as well as a Vice President.
Robert Ivy became the Chief Executive officer of the AIA in 2011. Since then, he has made major transformations in making the architectural profession fit the current world. The AIA association has more than 250 chapters and more than 90 000 architects who are its members. Robert Ivy uses public outreach, education initiatives and advocacy in strengthening the organization. This has made him make AIA a proactive, quick to respond and influential organization.
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Some of Robert Ivy’s achievements at AIA include the launch of a high-quality public awareness drive, streamlining authority to develop decision making and building a fresh digital-first technology infrastructure. Currently Robert Ivy is focusing on making the architects attention to be on addressing current issues like sustainability, climate change and effects of design on community health.
Robert Ivy’s career has seen him receive so many awards. While at Architectural Records they were awarded by the American Society of Magazine with a National Magazine Award of the category general excellence, they also earned 7 Ozzies and 26 Jesse H. Neal Awards. At personal level, he was awarded by McGraw-Hill in 1998 for excellence in management and in 2009 he earned the Crain Award which was the highest award for individuals at the American Business Media.
Architect Robert Ivy was unanimously named Master Architect by Alpha Rho Chi as a result of his effective communication on the importance of design. Ivy is also an author and the title of his publication is Fay Jones Architect. The publication which is currently on it third edition explains the importance of Architecture in the Society.
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