Robert Ivy is an architect and holds a position as the Chief Executive Officer and executive vice president at the American Institute of architects. Robert has a degree in English from Sewanee the University of the South and also attained a masters degree in architecture from Tulane University.
Before joining AIA, Robert was the editorial director as well as the vice president at McGraw Hill Construction. As the editor in chief, he was tasked with overseeing publications and played a significant part in architecture record being one of the most read publications.
He was also a spokesperson and addressed issues such as politics and their relation to architecture and also addressed matters like climate and how it affects construction. This position stirred his election as the master architect which he was voted for by the national architect fraternity; the position as a spokesperson also earned him an award, the Crain award.
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In 2011, Robert Ivy was appointed as the new CEO at American Institute of architectures. His professionalism and experience highly contributed to his new appointment. As the new CEO Robert will oversee operations in the national office, he is also tasked with developing designs and directing the organization’s focus.
AIA president George H. Miller expressed his joy for the new appointment since Robert had the required leadership skills and experience to help forge AIA to the next level.
Robert Ivy’s contribution in AIA
American Institute of Architects (AIA) is a nongovernmental organization and was established in 1857 by a group of architects who aimed at reaching and helping other architects in the United States. Currently, its headquarters are in Washington DC. AIA’s main aim is to revive communities, create awareness to the public and inform the public on the importance of architecture.
Robert’s appointment as CEO of AIA was a good move as it will help the architects and other designers to expand their skills, in a recent interview Robert mentioned the need to cooperate with other institutions outside the architecture world. Robert believes that nothing happens in seclusion and is, therefore, looking forward to collaborating with other like-minded people to make construction a success as well as an inclusive field.