More Reasons Than One Why Robert Ivy Is Called The Master Architect

Robert Ivy is the CEO and Executive Vice President of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). He has been the CEO since 2011. He earned his Masters of Architecture from the Tulane University in 1976, and he earned his Bachelor of Arts from Sewanee: The University of the South in English and a minor in French. He graduated from his undergraduate studies in 1969 as cum laude. During his graduate studies, he became a member of the honorary society called Tau Sigma Delta.

His Previous Experience

He became the Editor in Chief of Architectural Record in 1996. In this position, he contributed greatly to where this organization became known as the most widely read architectural journal in the world. He also was the Editorial Director and Vice President for McGraw-Hill Construction Media. The organizations included SNAP, HQ Magazine, Sweets, Constructor, ENR, Architectural Record: China, and GreenSource: The Magazine of Sustainable Design. Before these positions, he was a critic for several national publications and a principal for Dean/Dale, Dean & Ivy.

Ivy also has made some publications. In 2001, he published Fay Jones: Architect, his authoritative biography. This publication is presently in its third edition, and his work is shown from the time he was Frank Lloyd Wright’s apprentice. The Art Library Society of North American has recognized this publication as having the highest standards of design, production, and scholarship.

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Awards and Recognition

Ivy has received other awards and recognition as well. When Ivy was the leading editor, Architectural Record earned several honors in regards to the publishing industry, including the American Society of Magazine Editors National Magazine Award for General Excellence, the Premier Magazine Journalism award, 26 Jesse H. Neal Awards, the 2008 MPA Digital Award for Website of the Year: Enthusiast, seven Ozzies, and a rare achievement for a professional journal. Other awards he won are as follows:

• In 2010- the Crain Award, the highest recognition given by the American Business Media for someone.

• In 2009- is named the “Master Architect” by the national architecture fraternity, Alpha Rho Chi for his effectiveness in communicating the design value. He is one of the seven to ever receive this honor in the 100-year existence of this fraternity. He also is the only architect chosen for this century.

• In 1998- the McGraw-Hill Award for Management Excellence

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