Robert Ivy is a renowned architect earning a Masters of Architecture from Tulane University and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in English from Sewanee: The University of the South. In 1981 and continuing until 1996, Ivy served as a principal for Dean & Ivy and Dean/Dale. He was also a critic for numerous national publications.
In 1996, Robert Ivy took on the role of the Architectural Record Editor in Chief. His leadership and architectural savvy helped grow the journal to become a highly successful architectural publication. Ivy also took on the role of Editorial Director and Vice President of McGraw Hill Construction. The media entity includes Sweets Catalogs, Constructor, ENR, HQ Magazine, Architectural Record: China, SNAP and GreenSource: The Magazine of Sustainable Design. Among Ivy’s other tasks he took on was as a panel member to select the architect to design the National Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial. Follow Robert Ivy on facebook
Robert Ivy is the Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The organization is a network of architects with a membership of more than 90,000 and more than 250 chapters. The organization is committed to enhancing the environment for architecture and related construction. As a strong supporter of the profession, Ivy works to increase public outreach and exposure through educational initiatives.
Mr. Ivey took on the challenges of the AIA in 2011, and is looking toward the 21st century while adapting the necessary changes to accommodate the future. Ivey is positioning the AIA to be more responsive to the changing needs of building design and construction and to better work with related disciplines. One of the top goals for Ivy and the AIA is to bring awareness to the profession in general and to demonstrate the relevance of all architects.
Some of the changes seen in the industry include dealing with sustainability, climate change and the impact of design on public health. Architects will take on significant roles with these issues and the way they impact the industry. Robert Ivy is working actively to improve the AIA governance in order to improve decision making and putting together a digital first technology infrastructure and launch a public awareness campaign.
Mr. Ivy is the recipient of several awards including an honor from the Alpha Rho Chi for his effectiveness in communicating the value of design in architecture. He is only one of 7 recipients to win this award in the groups 100 year history. Under Mr. Ivy’s leadership, Architectural Record won a variety of awards given in the publishing industry.