Robert Ivy And The American Institute Of Architects


Robert Ivy plays an important roll in the American Institute of Architects. He is both the Executive Vice President and the Chief Executive Officer of this dynamic network of more than 250 chapters and 90,000 members. These design professionals and architects are committed to enhancing the architectural environment. As an architect, Robert Ivy strengthens the Association through his advocacy, education initiatives, and public outreach that helps members to serve clients and communities.

Robert Ivy’s Leadership Role

Robert Ivy has had a leadership role since 2011. He has helped transform the architecture profession in this century. He is successfully repositioning the American Institute of Architects from a rich legacy into the proactive, influential, and responsive organization it is today. The group’s biggest goals are heightening the public awareness to the relevance and value of all architects.

Robert Ivy’s Accomplishments

Some of his accomplishments include helping to streamline governance helping improve decision-making, contributing to implementing a new digital-first infrastructure, and successfully launching an award-winning awareness campaign. Robert’s focus is now shifting to help prepare architects to address today’s more pressing issues like sustainability, climate change, and design’s impact on public health.

Publishing Awards and Credentials

Before his service with AIA, Robert Ivy was the Vice President and Editorial Director of Mcgraw-Hill Construction. He was also the Editor-in-Chief of the magazine Architectural Record. This earned him many honors in the publishing industry including the American Society of Magazine Editors National Magazine Award for General Excellence.

Other Awards

Robert Ivy has also been honored by Alpha Rho Chi, the national architecture fraternity. This was for his effectiveness in being able to communicate the value of design. Robert shares the title Master Architect with other iconic people in the industry including Mies Van Der Rohe, I.M. Pei, and Buckminster Fuller, to name a few. He is only one of seven people to receive the honor in the fraternity’s 100 years and is the only one to be selected in the 21st century.

Robert Ivy is a huge influence in the architectural world. He has been an undeniably important part of bringing architecture into the new century. His awards and positions speak for themselves about how important of a role he plays in the industry.

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