Robert Ivy Architect CEO, Author, Editor And Mentor

Robert Ivy the Executive Vice President and Chief Officer of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) is a network of more than 250 chapters and more than 90,000 members. He is bringing the AIA into the 21st century by making it into a proactive and influential organization.

Mr. Ivy has also been the editor-in-chief of the Architectural Record since 1996. He received the G.D. Crain Award for his lifetime contributions to editorial excellence in business in 2009. Before this Mr. Ivy was a principal at Dean & Dale from 1981 through 1996. He has also been involved in the publication of Green Source: The Magazine of Sustainable Design, along with SNAP. His other accomplishments in editing include Architectural Record China, Constructor, Sweets, and ENR.

Mr. Ivy serves as an honorary mentor for students and alumni of the Alpha Rho Chi a national architecture fraternity. The fraternity named him a “Master Architect” in 2010 for his contributions for his value of design to the public and within the fraternity. This vote to award Mr. Ivy Master Architect was voted on unanimously by the members. He is one of seven people to receive the honor in the 100-year history of the fraternity and the only person to receive it in the 21st century. Mr. Ivy is also a member of the Circle of Architecture Critics and has overseen the printing of 16 publications. He served as vice president and editorial director of McGraw-Hill Construction along with his work for the Architectural Record involving the print publications and then an additional 17 digital publications. These publications under Mr. Ivy’s direction and editing have won 26 Jesse H. Neal awards that are rarely given for magazine journalism in a trade journal, 7 Ozzies: Folio Design Awards and in 2008 the MPA Digital Award for Website of the Year: Enthusiast.

Robert Ivy attended Tulane University where he earned a Master of Architecture and graduated cum laude with a Bachelors of Arts in English. Mr. Ivy has delivered numerous speeches in both the U.S. and internationally. He has authored a book Fay Jones: Architect and was cited by the Art Library Society as highest standards of scholarship, design, and production. The first publication occurred in 2001 and is now in this third reprint that displays the American architect that apprenticed under Frank Lloyd Wright. At the Venice Architecture Biennale, he has served three times as U.S. Commissioner and a Senior Fellow of the Design Futures Council.

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