Robert Ivy became the CEO of the American Institute of Architects in 2011. He attended the Tulane university where he received his Masters of Architecture. He continued his studies at Sewanee and graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in English. Robert Ivy joined the Architectural Record in 1996 and became the Editor in Chief. His work helped in their growth and they became the most read architectural journal in the world.

He served McGraw-Hill Construction Media as the Editorial Director and Vice President. The company’s media includes Architectural Record, GreenSource, HQ Magazine, SNAP, Sweets, Constructor, and Sweets. He was one of the jurors in the selection of Frank Gehry for the design of the National Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial. Robert Ivy was also one of the principles for Dean & Ivy from 1981 through 1996 and a critic for numerous national publications.

A lot of publishing honors were received by the Architectural Record under the leadership of Robert Ivy. This included journalism awards, awards for general excellence, and an achievement for a professional journal. The Architectural Record also received the Website of the Year from the MPA Digital Award in 2008 seven Ozzies, and 26 Jesse H. Neal Awards. Robert Ivy was the recipient of the Crain Award in 2009 and in 1998 he was given an award for Management Excellence by McGraw-Hill. Alpha Rho Chi named him the Master Architect in 2010 under a unanimous vote. This was due to how he effectively communicated a designs value. He is included in the caliber of iconic architects such as Dr. Nathan Clifford Ricker, Cass Gilbert, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Eliel Saarinen, I.M. Pei, Richard Buckminster Fuller, and John Wellborn Root. Robert Ivy is one of only seven honored in the 100 year history of the fraternity and the 21st Centuries only selected architect.

In 2001 Robert Ivy’s biography was published and it was titled Fay Jones: Architect. The book is a showcase of Frank Lloyd Wright’s apprentice architect and is now in its third edition. The book was proclaimed as the highest standards of production, design, and scholarship by the Art Library Society of North America.

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