Born in Columbus, Mississippi, Robert Ivy is a Tulane University Graduate and the Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer at the American Institute of Architects, located in Washington, District of Columbia, a AIA network started in 2011. Over 20 years ago, Robert Ivy lead Architectural Record to becoming the most widely read architectural journal.
Being such a leader in the publishing industry, and making such a major impact editing journals, Robert Ivy has earned many publishing industry honors, which includes the American Society of Magazine Editors National Magazine Award for General Excellence, and also the premier magazine award for journalism. At Architectural Record, in total Ivy has accumulated 7 Ozzie Awards, and 26 Jesse H. Neal Awards. According to the American Business Media’s highest award for recognizing one particular person, in 2009, Robert Ivy received that Crain Award. A year later in March, Ivy was voted as “Master Architect” by the national architecture fraternity Alpha Rho Chi unanimously, for being so effective in expressing a design’s true value.
At the American Institute of Architects, they have a network that consist of over 90,000 member architects, and more than 250 chapters of design professionals bringing a dynamic aspect to the architectural industry. Robert Ivy has been working towards having the American Institute of Architects becoming one of the most influential organizations when it comes to enhancing the built environment for the past 7 years.
His hopes for the future, is to launch awareness campaigns to the public to initiate dialogue when it comes to issues that architects should always be aware of, sustainability, the impact of design on public health, and climate change. Robert Ivy is a figure that is undoubtedly recognized in the architectural profession for being such a leader for having the responsibility of managing designs and the construction, thru its publications efficiently.
With the position he holds at American Institute of Architects, Robert Ivy and his staff are working with 206 other employees, and a $56 million annual budget to handle any issues that are within the organization so that they will always be constantly improving in the architectural profession.