Robert Ivy, the chief executive of American Institute of Architects (AIA), is also a registered architect. He holds a Masters of Architecture that he achieved from Tulane University. Ivy pursued his masters between 1972 to 1976. Other than that, he holds a Bachelor of Arts in English that he acquired in Sewanee: The University of the South. While there he studied cum laude in English between the year 1965 and 1969. His background and commitment to Education have nurtured him into the outstanding architectural journalist that he is. His journals are read globally by a lot of people.
Between the year 1981 and 1986, Robert Ivy served as a principal at Dean/Dale. He had his career breakthrough in 1996. Ivy was given the chance of serving as the Editor in Chief of Architectural Record and led it to become the world’s read architectural journal. He also served as the Editorial Director and Vice president of McGraw-Hill Construction Media. It included Green Source. Under Robert Ivy’s leadership, Architectural Record won several awards. In 2003 it was awarded as the National Magazine honored for its excellence. Other than that, the magazine was also awarded the premier magazine journalism award. As if all these weren’t enough, they still managed to earn the 26 Jesse H Neal awards seven doozies.
Owing to his success in editorial media and lifelong contributions, he also bagged the G.D Crain award in 2009.
Robert Ivy became an authority in the world of architecture. Alpha Rho Chi, an architectural national fraternity 2010, identified Robert as the master architect. He outdid renowned architects like Cass Gilbert, John Wellborn Root, Richard Buckminster Fuller and Ludwig Mies Van Del Rohe, to receive the master architect award in 100 years.
Robert Ivy is dauntless in communication. His prowess in connection has enabled him to deliver some speeches and also to be host in many interviews. He has hosted famous people. He served severally as the United States Commissioner at Venice Architecture Biennale. Robert has written a biography called Fay Jones which is in its third edition. The Biography is a detailed layout of what architecture involves. This work has indeed proven Robert Ivy as the master architect and entirely deserving of the award he was handed.
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