Robert Ivy is the Executive Vice President of American Institute of Architects (AIA). Ivy is also an author and instructor. Under Ivy’s guidance, the AIA has grown into a powerful organization of over 250 chapters all over the world and 90,000 members.

Ivy is committed to enhancement by way of public outreach, education and advocacy. Ivy will also be in charge of a $56 million budget and 250 employees. Board member Paul Welch says he is very excited of having Ivy join the corporation. His experience and invaluable knowledge is a welcome addition, says Welch. Former AIA President commented, “There is no doubt that Ivy will represent the highest standards when he takes the helm.”

Ivy has built a stellar career in the world or architecture. Since 1981, he has been at the forefront on many initiatives involving architecture. From 1981 to 1995, Ivy was a critic for a number of national publications. He also served as principal for Dean/Dale, Dean & Ivy. His 2001 publication “Fay Jones: Architect,” a showcase of the works of the Frank Lloyd Wright apprentice, was a number on best seller.

Ivy also served as Editor-in-Chief of Architectural Record. During his tenure, the journal won numerous awards for excellence including the American Society of Magazine Editors National Magazine Awards. Architectural Record also won 26 Jesse H. Neal Awards and 7 Ozzies.

His signature accomplishments widely know throughout the industry. Ivy has brought the architecture industry into the 21st century. He has also helped bring in new technology, cutting-edge public awareness campaigns and addressing the role of architects in public health, climate change and sustainability. He is also only the 7 architects to be awarded the prestigious designation of Master Architect.

Ivy is also in high demand as a public speaker. He frequently travels the world on speaking tours addressing important issues regarding architecture. In 2002, Ivy was commissioned by the State Department as Commissioner to Venice in Biennale Architecture. Ivy received a Bachelors from the University of the South in Tennessee. He went on to graduate with a Masters in Architecture from the Tulane University.

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