Robert ivy is the current executive vice president and CEO of American Institute of Architects (AIA). This is a leading USA based organization of architects and designers. It has over two hundred and fifty chapters and ninety thousands member architectural engineers and design experts across the nation. Robert has spent a better part of his life strengthening the organization through public outreach, education initiatives, and advocacy.
Robert ivy journey to success began by broadening his education at Sewanee University. He received a bachelor degree in arts. He later joined Tulane University where he studied masters of Architecture. In 1996, Ivy became the Editor in Chief of architectural records. While in that position, architectural records became the world’s most read architectural journal. He oversaw publication of 33 publications in print and digital editions. The company received plentiful of publishing industry honors. The most notable included premier magazine journalism award and Folio design awards. Also, the organization got 26 Jesse H Neal awards and seven ozzies.
In 2011, Robert Ivy was promoted to Executive vice president and Chief Executive Officer Position where he currently serves. Under his leadership, he has been able to reposition the AIA from its wealthy legacy to a responsive, practical and prominent organization. Among his primary responsibilities and goals is heightening public awareness through advocacy. This involves helping the public understand the significance and relevance of all designers.
Robert’s most remarkable accomplishment as a CEO includes streamlining AIA governance. He has been able to improve the organizational decision making and build a new digital-first technology infrastructure. Additionally, he has launched a highly-appreciated public awareness campaign. Lately, Robert is focusing on shifting AIA possessions to train architects on their responsibility in dealing with current critical matters. This includes sustainability, climate change and the various effect of architectural design on public health.
Due to his massive contribution to the architectural world, Robert Ivy has received several personal awards. For instance, in March 2010, Robert was named the “master architect” for efficiently communicating the value of design to the public. Additionally, he was among the seven people who received the credit in the company’s 100-year history. Among the seven, he was the only designer chosen in the 21st century
Robert is also the writer of the classic biography of Fay Jones. The book is rated among the best by art Library Society of North America, especially for scholarship and design. Besides serving as executive vice president and CEO of the AIA, he also serves as an advisory board of four architect universities.