About Robert Ivy
In 2011, Robert Ivy became Chief Executive Officer of AIA, also known as the American Institute of Architects. Currently, he serves as the Executive Vice President as well.
Robert Ivy attended Tulane University and graduated with a Masters of Architecture. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Sewanee: The University of the South. He graduated cum laude of his class.
Robert Ivy has an extensive level of experience and the skills to match. He began his career as the Editor in Chief for Architectural Record. Ivy joined McGraw-Hill Construction Media as the Vice President and Editorial Director. It included publications like GreenSource: The Magazine of Sustainable Design, Architectural Record: China, HQ Magazine, SNAP, ENR, Constructor, and Sweets.
Robert Ivy has made huge contributions to AIA, a network with more than 250 chapters and over 90,000 architect/design members and professionals, through his leadership. Ivy is helping to build the association through campaigns, public outreach, and educational efforts that allows members to better serve clients and the community in today’s ever-changing generation. Under Ivy’s leadership, AIA is transforming into a more prominent, creative and active organization.
Ivy has accomplished great success throughout his career. Because of Ivy’s editorial leadership, Architectural Record obtained several publishing awards. In 2009, honored with the Crain Award, the highest appreciation by the American Business Media. He also received the McGraw-Hill Award for Management Excellence. In 2010, Ivy was named the “Master Architect” by the Alpha Rho Chi fraternity.
Robert Ivy is also widely known for his biography, Fay Jones: Architect. Currently, it is in its third edition. It has been noted for its highest quality of design, creation and expertise. It discusses the importance of architecture in our everyday lives.
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