Robert Ivy became the editor-in-chief of Architectural Record in the late 1990s was appointed to the board of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) as the chief executive officer and VP in 2010. He has also been in the capacity of the VP and editorial director of McGraw-Hill Construction Media from 2003. In this company, he is responsible for the online publications and numerous print of family-oriented content that features standard editorial quality. In his tenure, the Architectural Record has become one of the most renowned professional journals globally.
As of 2009, Robert had received the Crane Award from the American Business Media as appreciation for his lifetime contribution to the architectural publications and press. Come 2010, he was also featured as Master Architect by the architectural fraternity, Alpha Pho Chi. As such, he is one of the few recipients that have been recognized by the institution, including I.M. Pei and Buckminster Fuller.
Robert Ivy has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and a master’s degree in architecture. He earned his first degree from the University of the South and the second one at Tulane University. Back in 1992, AIA helped him publish his first book dubbed Fay Jones: Architect. Since that time, he became a member of the International Circle of Architecture Critics as well as the American Architecture Foundation. Apart from that, he also serves in four architecture schools and one urban planning board, including Tulane University, Shanghai Urban Planning Board, Mississippi University, Tongji University School of Architecture and Rural Studio at Auburn University.
The AIA was founded in 1857 and has since become a premier organization. This institute is known to represent professionals and architects in the construction as well as design industry. As such, Robert Ivy has also played a part as an advocate of the profession in several issues pertaining to the environment, physical and social aspects of the enterprise. He is known to be a dedicated member of this institute and also served as a former board member in the 1990s. As for the new position, he is expected to join the Washington, DC office where he would be managing more than 200 employees and an annual budget of $56 million.
The former president of AIA, George Miller, stated that he was excited to her Robert had been appointed as the new executive VP and CEO of AIA. In his terms, George stated that Robert was seasoned with the industry and had excellent corporate leadership skills that would help him become one of the best managers the AIA has ever had. In George’s opinion, the appointment of Robert was unanimous owing to his dedication, passion, leadership style and experience in the industry.