Robert Ivy is the CEO and the Executive vice president of American Institute of Architects. Robert was born in Mississippi, Unites States. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Sewanee and a Master’s in architecture from Tulane University. Before he joined the AIA he was an editorial director and vice president of McGraw-Hill Construction as well as the chief editor of Architectural Record.
Robert Ivy had served in these disciplines for almost 20 years. While at the editorial desk, Robert Ivy oversaw 33 publication in the area of architecture. 17 were on digital media while 16 were on print media. His work at the editorial desk saw him win a number of accolades among them the G.D Crain Award for his contribution in the business media. This was in the year 2009. He was also named as a Master Architect by the Alpha Rho Chi in the year 2010. Therefore the role and achievements of Robert Ivy in this field is not a matter of debate. He has earned his rightful, position in the society for his work and this is not in doubt.
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The American Institute of Architects is an organization with its headquarters in Washington DC, New York. The role of this organization is to represent the professionals in the architecture industry. Robert earned the role of the CEO for his efficiency in highlighting matter affecting this industry while doing editorial work at McGraw Hill. One important thing to note is that he did not stop after joining the ranks of this association. This is where he has brought all the game. Now with his new role, he is not only able to highlight the issues affecting the industry but he is in a position to influence the path the industry will take going into the future. It is for this reason that since he joined the ranks of this association his top most goal has been to reclaim back the lost glory. The impact of architecture work needs to be felt in the society we live in. He wants the architects to recognize the role they play and use their knowledge to build up a better society. This is the legacy of Robert Ivy, leave the association in a better position than he found it.
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