Robert Ivy is a talented, as well as award winning architect. He completed his architectural training at Tulane University where he earned a Masters of Architecture. His undergraduate degree is in English and he earned a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree from Sewanee: The University of the South.
With architectural training under his belt, Ivy took on challenges at Dean & Ivy and Dean/Dale in several different capacities from the early 1980’s until 1996. He took on other architectural challenges in 1996 when he took over as the Editor in Chief at Architectural Record. Under his leadership, Architectural Record grew to become one of the highest regard and widely read architectural journal in the world.
Ivy also took on the role of Editorial Director and Vice President of McGraw Hill Construction Media. The Media giant produced publications such as Sweets Catalogs, Constructor, ENR (Engineering News Record), HQ Magazine, Architectural Record: China, SNAP, the Magazine of Sustainable Design, and GreenSource. Ivy also served on the panel that selected the architect to design the National Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial.
Architectural Record was the recipient of several publishing industry awards, including the American Society of Magazine Editors National Magazine Award for General Excellence, the Jesse H. Neal Award, Ozzie: Folio Design Award and the MPA Digital Award for Website of the Year. Ivy himself won several awards including the McGraw Hill Award for Excellent Management and Crain Award. Ivy is also a Senior Fellow of the Design Futures Council. In 2010, Ivy was named a “Master Architect” by the ARC (Alpha Rho Chi), the national architectural fraternity for being effective in communicating the value of design.
Ivy authored the authoritative biography entitled “Fay Jones: Architect.” Jones was an American Architect who was the apprentice to Frank Lloyd Wright. Jones was known and recognized for setting incredibly high standards of design, production and scholarship in the field of Architecture. The work was published in 2001.
Ivy’s current task is with the AIA (American Institute of Architects). The organization boats more than 250 chapters and more than 90,000 members. Its membership is made up of architects and other design professionals with a commitment to enhance the building environment. Robert Ivy works to strengthen the organization through education, public outreach and advocacy. The world of architecture is changing and Ivy’s goal is to part of the change rather apart from it. Ivy wants the AIA and its members to become influential and proactive and guide the change as the industry shifts gears.
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