Robert Ivy is the Chief Executive Officer and an executive president of the American Institute of Architects. He was named the CEO of the company in 2011 after working for many years as an architectural editor in the McGraw Hill Construction media.
Robert was born in Mississippi, and he got his bachelor’s degree in arts from Sewanee University and Master’s degree in architecture from the Tulane University. He has also served as the Principal at Ivy Architects and as a managing partner at Dean Dale for over fourteen years.
As a CEO at the American Institute of Architects, Robert Ivy has enhanced the capacity of the company and unlocked resources of the architects, and he has also strengthened the bond of the architects by putting them together. This has enhanced the company’s productivity and prosperity.
His Achievements and Awards
Robert Ivy received The McGraw Hill award for management excellence. That was in the year 1998. He is also a senior fellow of the Design Futures Council. Ivy also received the Crain award in 2009, which is the highest for an individual in the American Business Media.
Under Robert’s editorial leadership, Architectural Record got various publishing industry honors, including the American Society of Magazine Editors National Magazine Award for General Excellence, the premier magazine journalism award, Folio Design Awards, and the Jesse H. Neal Awards. In 2017, Robert was awarded the Dean’s Medal from the University of Arkansas Fay Jones Faculty of Architecture.
Recently, this year Robert Ivy has received the Noel Polk Lifetime award by the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters (MIAL) which is a nonprofit organization. He has received this award as he is still serving as a CEO Of the American Institute of Architects. Furthermore, Ivy stands out to be the first architect to win this award. He was given this award because he is one of the most conscious professionals who are Mississippi natives.
Robert Ivy has also done some publication including his biography (Fay Jones Architect) which was initially published in 2001 and right now it is in its third edition.