Whenever the American Institute of Architects (AIA) is mentioned in any part of the world, the name of Robert Ivy is closely linked to it for his enormous contributions to the institution. He has made architecture so accessible to every Mississippi resident and he has created awareness of how crucial architecture is in our modern society. In his effort in this field, he has written authored and eve commentated on matters revolving around architecture globally. It is a true sign that this architecture expert is a great ambassador for his field of expertise.
Robert Ivy graduated with BA in English from Sewanee, University of the South and also Masters of Architecture at Tulane University. He joined Architectural Record and became Editor in Chief by 1996 and his diverse experience made the journal become one of the leading architectural journals globally. He has served in various companies and organizations like McGraw Hill Construction Media where he served as the Editorial Director and also as the Vice President. This is the company that owns Media like SNAP, Sweets, Architectural Record and many others.
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One of the media that got recognized severally world is Architectural Record when Robert Ivy was the leader. Some of the awards pocketed by this media include Journalism awards, professional journal award, Website of the Year by MPA Digital Award, and Crain Award etc. Robert has been named as a master architect by Alpha Rho Chi because of his excellent explanation of various design values and also received the Dean’s Medal from the University of Arkansas according to wikipedia.org. He is the best-selected architect in the 21st century and among the 7 selected in the past whole century.
Currently, the legendary Robert Ivy is the EVP and Chief Executive Officer of AIA. Under his leadership, the institution has grown to an extent of having international branches in China and Canada. Consequently, the membership number has increased to the highest number in the history of the institute. As a matter of fact, the 7 branches of AIA globally, enable both local and international architects to practice their work in a professional way.
Before Robert Ivy joined the architecture industry, he had served in the United States Navy. Recently he was recognized by Mississippi Institute of Art and Letters (MIAL) and was awarded Noel Pork Lifetime Achievement Award. He stood out to be the very first architect to receive this Pork Award no wonder AIA is continuously becoming a globally recognized company and its worldwide footprints are becoming and more visible. Thanks to Robert Ivy.
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