Robert Ivy is the Executive VP and CEO of the AIA. Robert Ivy became the Editor in Chief of Architectural Record where he helped grow it into a leading architectural journal. Ivy was also the VP of McGraw-Hill Construction Media including GreenSource: The Magazine of Sustainable Design.
During his time at the journal, Robert Ivy managed to obtain a number of awards, one of which was The National Magazine Award for General Excellence. He holds an architecture masters from Tulane University.
The AIA is a group that connects you with chances to mold your skills, policies and practices. As part of this institute, you are also connected with over 90,000 professionals like you who are just as passionate.
In his influential positions, Robert has been able to expose architects to the public and tries to teach the importance of architects in society. Ivy has been able to greatly project the value of design and ways in which architecture affects climate around us.
Professional organizations such as AIA play a major role in how much exposure and job opportunity architects will get in order to be able to re-design the world of architecture. With men like Robert at the forefront, new architects should be able to learn from his achievements as they work towards their goals.
While having a degree in architecture is an honor on its own being a part of the AIA will add great taste to your resume and will build credentials for you as you enter the world of design. According to Robert, AIA represents the best standard of design and professionalism. It sends as a powerful message to clients and communities that architecture is significant. Robert Ivy is the CEO of AIA, he is devoted to his work and the success of the institute.
In 2012, during the Clinton Global Initiative Meeting, Robert announced that he would venture into using architecture and designs as a means to improve public health facilities. In this way, Robert Ivy has been able to use the networking he is gaining from AIA to help change the world through architecture.