Robert Ivy is currently the Executive Vice President and CEO of the American Institute of Architects. Robert was appointed to the position in 2011.Ivy in 1996 also became the Editor in Chief of Architectural Journal which is an architectural journal.
As the Editor, Ivy helped the Journal grow to become one of the world’s most widely read architectural Journal. Ivy has also served as the Vice President and Editorial Director of the McGraw-Hill Construction Media. Ivy has also worked as a principal at Dean/Dale, Dean & Ivy and has been a critic for many national publications.
Ivy in his long career history has accomplished a lot and won many accolades. Among Ivy, Achievements include the Premier Magazine Journalism Award which the architectural record journal won under his guidance. Other awards the architectural record Journal has won, and his leadership includes the American Society of Magazine Editors National Magazine Award, Jesse H. Neal Awards, Ozzies: Folio Design Awards and the MPA Digital Award which Architectural Record won in the category of Website of the year: Enthusiast. Moreover, Ivy as an individual received the Crain Award in 2009 which is an American Business Media highest award for an individual. Ivy in 1988 received the McGraw-Hill Award for being the best manager. Ivy is also a member of the Design Futures Council Senior Fellow. Ivy was also selected to be on a jury panel that selected architect Frank Gehry to be the designer of the National Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial.
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In March 2010 Ivy was unanimously voted as a Master Architect by the National Architecture fraternity for being an active communicator on the value of design. The Master of Architect Award is one of the most outstanding awards that any architect could ever dream off and has been previously won by iconic architects such as Dr. Nathan Clifford Ricker who was the first architecture graduate from an American school. Others are Eliel Saarinen, John Welborn Root, Ludwig Mies Van der Rohe, Cass Gilbert, Richard Buckminster Fuller and I.M. Pei. The award has only recognized seven architects so far in a 100-year history, and Ivy is the only 21st-century architect to make it to the list.
Ivy has contributed a lot in the field of architecture, and among his contributions, he has written many publications such as the Robert Ivy’s biography which was published in 2001 and was titled, Fay Jones. The publication is now in the third edition and is a showcase of Frank Lloyd Wright apprentice architect.
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