On February 1, 2011 Robert Ivy was appointed the new Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of the prestigious American Institute of Architects (‘AIA’). Robert has always been an advocate in the science of architecture, which he saw affecting our everyday lives socially, politically, and environmentally. His connection with the American Institute of Architects stems from his service on the AIA Board of Directors in the early years of 1990.
Robert Ivy is a dedicated member of AIA and all its global leadership roles. He was awarded the Master Architect title in 2010 by his fraternity, acknowledging his work as a communicator of design into the future and for the next generations to come. Robert Ivy’s background career included his role as Editor in Chief of Architectural Record in 1996. Read this article at Architectural Record about Robert Ivy
Robert was the Editorial Director and Vice President of McGraw-Hill Construction, and the earlier head of Ivy Architects. For nearly 14 years, Mr. Ivy worked as the managing partner of Dean and Dale before he was appointed several high-level executive positions. Robert Ivy attended the University of the South with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and as the cum laude. He studied architecture at the Tulane University and earned a Master of Architecture degree.
As the aegis of AIA, Robert Ivy will be headquartered in Washington, D.C. managing architectural level employees and a budget for millions of dollars. At the time of Mr. Ivy’s promotion, the President-George H. Miller stated that Ivy’s passion for the industry is what will lead AIA to global prominence and enhance its presence. Follow:https://www.facebook.com/public/Robert-Ivy
In his new position at the AIA, Robert will manage the national office and will direct its main purpose, which is to grow AIA globally, help AIA become a mainstream organization to educate the public and his peers on architecture. He will also collaborate with the many American Institute of Aarchitects national and international chapters.
At the time of his promotion, the President – George H. Miller said that he looked forward to Robert Ivy leading the American Institute of Architects. Mr. Miller said that he and the Board looked forward to having AIA under Ivy’s aegis because he displays a passion for the industry which will bring a new focus and direction for AIA. Mr. Miller also thanked Paul Welch for his leadership as the interim CEO and EVP. Visit Robert Ivy at Behance for more info.