Robert Ivy Wants To Revise How Society Sees Architecture

Ever since 2011, Robert Ivy has been the CEO of American Institute of Architects. Ivy is highly educated. Ivy earned a B A in English in 1969 at Sewanee: The University of the South. Mr. Ivy had received his Masters degree in architecture from Tulane University in 1976, graduating cum laude.

Robert Ivy worked for McGraw Hill Companies from 1996 to the time he left to work at American Institute of Architects. At McGraw Hill, Ivy was Editor in Chief of Architectural Record. Mr. Ivy was also Vice President and editorial director for McGraw Hill’s construction division. As an architect, Robert Ivy’s opinion is highly regarded. He was on the selection committee that appointed Frank Gehry to design the Dwight Eisenhower memorial in 1999.

The American Institute of Architects or AIA is located in Washington DC and has more than 260 chapters all over the world. Thirteen architects established AIA back in 1857. The architects of AIA believe that their dedication to excellence and power designs drives positive change in the world.

Robert Ivy work at Architectural Record earned him many awards, including the American Society of Magazine Award for excellence, 26 Jesse Neal awards, and seven Ozzies. For his work at McGraw Hill, he received their Management for Excellence award in 1998. In 2009, Ivy won the Crain Award. By 2O10, Alpha Rho Chi named Ivy the Master Architect award.

In 2001, Robert Ivy penned the biography of Fay Jones. Mr. Jones was one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s many apprentices. Jones was the only one of Wright’s apprentices to win the AIA Gold Metal, which is the highest award the Architectural Institute gives out.

On February 8, 2015, Mr. Ivy placed advertisements on major stations, all over the country on shows, such as Cable News and Face the Nation. The ads are part of a three-year campaign about the role of architecture. One ad conveys that architecture is more than walls and ceilings. Architecture is art, history, and our future. The future is architecture blending in with nature.