Robert Ivy is Chief Executive Officer of the American Institute of Architects and its Executive Vice President. He was eventually named to the position of CEO in 2011. Robert Ivy completed a bachelor’s degree Sawanee: University of the South. He earned a master’s degree from Tulane University in architecture.
Robert earned the position of Editor in Chief of Architectural Record in 1996. Under his leadership the magazine grew to become internationally recognized. Ivy also held the position of Vice President and Editorial Director of McGraw-Hill Construction Media. This also included the Green Source: The Magazine of Substantial Design. Other Publications under the journalism umbrella were Constructor, Sweets, HQ Magazine, Architectural Record: China and SNAP. Robert Ivy participated in the selection of Frank Gehry to design the national Dwight D Eisenhower Memorial. He was a junior on the panel at the time.
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The Architectural Record earned numerous awards under Robert Ivy’s leadership. It was presented with the Premier Magazine Journalism Award and the American Society of Magazine Editors National Award for General Excellence. This was a unique distinction for a journal such as this. Architectural Record also went on to acquire 26 Jesse H Neal Awards. During this time Robert Ivy received the Crain Award. It is the American Business Media’s highest notation of an individual person. The McGraw-Hill Award for Management Excellence soon followed in 1998. Robert Ivy remains a Senior Fellow of the Design Futures Council. Alpha Rho Chi, which is the national architectural fraternity named Robert Ivy Master Architect in 2010. It was a result of his effectiveness and ability to communicate the importance of design. The distinction is shared with other iconic architects such as Dr. Nathan Clifford Ricker, John Wellborn Root, Cass Gilbert, Ludwig Miles van der Rohe, Richard Buckmaster and I.M. Pei. This makes Robert Ivy one of only seven individuals to receive this honor in the 100-year history of the organization.
Robert Ivy published his biography entitled Faye Jones: Architect in 2001. It is now on a third edition. The book shines light on the work of an American architect who worked has an apprentice under Frank Lloyd Wright. The book was noted by the Art Library Society of North America for its exceptional standards of design and production. Faye Jones: Architect is a treasured resource of AIA gold medalist Faye Jones. It is currently ranked very high on Amazon despite being out of print. Jones is noted for a unique style of architecture.
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