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THE EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND CEO AIA

Robert Ivy is the Executive Vice President and CEO American Institute of Architects (AIA). AIA is a web of over 250 sections with over 90,000 members who are registered architects and design professionals. This organisation is dedicated to constructing and improving the built environment. Robert Ivy has braced the foundation through activism, education initiatives and public outreach. These methods have helped members of the organisation offer best services in the world of error of change and challenges.

Under his leadership, the American Institute of Architects has been transformed to be able to accommodate the 21st century developmental needs. He has altered it from its rich heritage to a more open, hands-on, and influential organization. His chief goal is to educate the general public about the importance and the value of all architects. Follow Robert Ivy on Twitter for more updates

Robert Ivy’s main achievement in the organization is modernising AIA governance to develop decision-making process, building restructured infrastructure and also initiation the award-winning campaign to create public awareness. Recently, Robert Ivy has shifted AIA’s resources to give architects the required preparation in their roles to solve current pressing matters such as sustainability, changes in climate as well as the effect of design on public health.

Robert Ivy had worked in other organizations before he joined AIA; he worked for the McGraw-Hill Construction as a Vice president and Editorial Director. He also worked at Architectural Record Magazine as an Editor-in-chief where he led the company to win numerous publishing industry awards including The American Society of Magazine Editors, premiere magazine journalism award and the National Magazine Award for General Excellence, a rare accomplishment for a professional journal. Ivy is the author of the biography “Fay Jones: Architect” which was published in 2001. In this book, he has showcased the work of an American architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Check out AIANational on youtube.com

Robert has won several awards of his own too. He was awarded the Crain Award in 2009; this is the highest recognition for a person by the American Business Media. In 1998, he was awarded the McGraw-Hill Award for Management Excellence. The national architecture fraternity, Alpha Rho Chi anonymously voted him the ”master architect”. He won this award due to his efficiency in communicating the importance and worth of design. He is the only individual to win this prize in the 21st century. Only seven other individuals have received this award in the past 100 years. He was among the jurors who choose the architect Frank Gehry to design and construct the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial.

Robert Ivy stated that the world of architecture has changed to accommodate the 21st century. Today’s building designs are focused on more than lighting unlike in the past. He believes that building construction and design can have a profound impact when combined with other fields.

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Category: Architecture

The Bold Leadership of The American Institute for Architecture

Leading the helm of evolution in the architecture industry is The American Institute of Architects, or the AIA, President and Chief Executive Officer Robert Ivy. Ivy has been a staple of the architecture for decades and has had been leading the prestigious American Institute of Architects since 2017 and he has done incredible things to help the industry evolve and keep up with rapidly changing trends in the industry.

Professionally, Robert Ivy has a Bachelor of the Arts in English from Sewanee as well as a Masters of Architecture from Tulane University. During his time working at Architectural Record the magazine was awarded with many publishing honors including the National Magazine Award for General Excellence from the American Society of Magazine Editors, the Premier Magazine Journalism Award and 26 Jesse H. Neal Awards, among many additional honors.

Those who know Robert Ivy as an incredibly warm man who truly has made a tangible impact on the architecture industry. One of his main priorities for the industry is to encourage architects to have a vision for their work and career that spans beyond just the traditional roles of an architect. He believes architecture can successfully cross over with outside sectors to create a bigger impact. He also believes architecture can think outside the box and focus on everything from providing reconstruction in disaster relief situations to rebuilding communities that have long been in need of a revamp for better living conditions.

In a recent profile with Robert Ivy he cited several examples of how cross sector work can make lasting impressions on our country. He cited the concept of architects working with planners and parks to develop Central Park from a less than ideal part of the city with substandard housing to make it the gorgeous gem it is today that has driven up the value of areas near it at an incredible rate. He even noted that the development for Central Park was not even meant to be a recreational park, but it was developed as a way to improve the area’s public health. Learn more: https://dirt.asla.org/2011/06/22/robert-ivy-on-the-future-of-architecture/

He noted how important it was for architecture to contribute to public health issues. By taking into consideration how the design of buildings give people (or unfortunately take away) their open access to clean water, fresh air, sunlight or innovative solutions like patio gardening space they help contribute to the quality of life. Things are changing in the architecture industry and Robert Ivy is helping pave the path for evolution.