Robert Ivy’s Life Work & Accomplishments

Robert Ivy is the CEO and executive vice president of American Institute of Architects. He has been in this position since February 2011. Before this position, he was the vice president and editorial director for McGraw-Hill from October 1996 to February 2011.

At this organization, he led construction publications and construction design, including GreenSource, Regional publications, Constructor, Engineering News Record, HQ (with 16 sites), Record in China, and Architectural Record. He also served as a panel juror, and that panel chose Frank Gehry, an architect, to design the National Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial. Additionally, Ivy was a critic for several national publications and a principal for Dean/Dale from 1981 to 1996.

His Education

Ivy earned his bachelor of arts degree in English with a minor in French in 1969 from Sewanee: The University of the South. He graduated cum laude. He also earned a master degree in architecture in 1976 in which he was in an honorary society called Tau Sigma Delta.


His Awards

Ivy earned several recognitions and awards throughout his career as well. Under his editorial leadership, the Architectural Record received the American Society of Magazine Editors National Magazine Award for General Excellence, the premier magazine journalism award, seven Ozzies: Folio Design Awards, 26 Jesse H. Neal Awards, and the 2008 MPA Digital Award for Website of the Year: Enthusiast. Other than that, Ivy was recognized for the Crain Award in 2009, the McGraw-Hill Award for Management Excellence in 1998, and as the “Master Architect” by Alpha Rho Chi, the country’s architecture fraternity.

His Publications

Ivy also has some publications. In 2001, his authoritative biography was published, and it’s called the “Fay Jones: Architect”. This book is currently in its third edition, and it shows the work of an American architect who was Frank Lloyd Wright’s apprentice. The Art Library Society of North America recognized this work for its highest standards of design, scholarship, and production. From writing to various architectural highlights, Ivy made significant contributions that help shape our country in a positive way.

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