American Institute of Architects Industrial Legends

     The Board of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) is an organization that represents licensed architectural professionals working in the construction and design industry since 1857. There are more than 90,000 licensed architects and associated professionals that adhere to a code of ethics and professional conduct intended for client, colleagues and public assurance of high standards, quality, safety and professional design practice. The AIA sponsors hundreds of continuing education experiences and sets the industry standard in contract documents with more than 100 forms and contracts used in the design and construction industry. Robert Ivy is a widely known figure within his profession with an impressive record to contribute in conjunction with the AIA. Among his great achievements and opportunities, he has been the appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of AIA since February 1 2011.

In addition to Robert Ivy’s list of experience, he He is Vice President and Editorial Director for McGraw-Hill Construction and works towards managing a large editorial organization and editorial quality of publications geared towards design and construction. Robert was a principal for Ivy Architects and was a managing partner with Dean/Dale for nearly 14 years prior to corporate executive positions. Ivy received a Crane Award in 2009, and was recognized for the American Business Media’s top award for lifetime contributions of business media. In 2010, he was honored as Master Architect by Alpha Rho Chi, which is a fraternity centered on architecture.

Robert Ivy received his Bachelor of Arts in the University of the South in Tennessee and his Master’s in Architecture in Tulane University, Louisiana. He was elevated to the AIA College of Fellows in 1993. The AIA published Ivy’s book, Fay Jones: Architect in 1992. Ivy is a member of CICA, the International Circle of Architecture Critics, and serves on the advisory boards of four architecture schools including Tulane University, Mississippi State University, Auburn University’s Rural Studio, and Tongji University School of Architecture and Urban Planning in Shanghai, China.

Robert has been and continues to be an outgoing architectural advocate for many of the most important societal and environmental subjects and industrial issues. He is a dedicated member of the AIA- having served on the AIA Board of Directors in the 1990’s and onward. In his later AIA position, he will manage in the national office located in Washington DC with a $56 million annual budget and more than 200 employees. Ivy will also be directing organizational focus on raising awareness and understanding of industrial issues to the public by working with more than 300 chapters within AIA globally to support AIA members who also seek to ensure quality, safe and successful state-of-the-art architecture and design.

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