In 2011 Robert Ivy was appointed THE Chief Executive Officer and the Executive Vice President of American Institute of Architects (AIA). After his High school graduation, Mr. Ivy joined the Tulane University where studied and graduated with a Masters of Architecture as well as a course in Bachelors of Arts from the University of South, Sewanee.
Robert Ivy began his career in the development industry in 1996 when he was appointed the Editor in Chief of Architectural Record. Mr. Robert is a go-getter, and within a short period he climbed the career ladder, and he was named the Vice President and the Editorial Director of McCraw-Hill Construction Media.
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During his tenure at McCraw- Hill, the architectural journal became very popular in the industry that led to the recognition of the magazine including being awarded by the National Magazine Award for General Excellence. While still serving at McCraw-Hill Robert was also responsible for leading the organization to design as well as the construct of the firm’s media during their expansion in China. In China, under the leadership of Ivy, the construction company launched the Mandarin version of Architectural Record as well as the Middle East. Robert Ivy is a renown publisher he has written a biography of Fay Jones which was published in 2001 and currently the journal is on its third edition. The which talks about the American architect who was a devotee of Frank Lloyd Wright was described as one which has the highest standards of design, production as well as scholarship.
Robert is recognized as an influential figure in the world of architect a character which has enabled him to be recognized by the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters awarding him the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement. Mr. Robert has made a significant mark in the architect industry for being the first architecture to receive the Polk award. The Noel Polk Lifetime Award is presented to Mississippi natives who have shown creativity, performance, as well as extraordinary support throughout their career. The Mississippi fraternity recognizes Robert’s work in the construction and the development sector, and they know no one in the region can outdo him. The Noel Polk award is not the only award Robert has received ever since he began his career, he has also been recognized by Alpha Rho Chi for his efforts to communicate when it came to construction design. In 2009 the Crain Awards were given to him. The awards are the highest recognition for an individual in the American Business Media. Robert Ivy continues to take positive impact in the architect industry.
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