Robert Ivy is the current Chief Executive of the American Institute of Architects. His journey to the helm of the chief architect body in the US started in 1996 when he was appointed as the Editor in Chief of the Architectural Record.
Under his leadership, the Architectural Record grew its readership to become the top architectural journal in the US and around the globe. Ivy also became the head of McGraw-Hill Construction Media among a host of other construction-related media and publications. He graduated from Tulane University. He became US Navy Officer.
Ivy’s leadership and prominent role in the publishing industry has tremendously grown over time. To match and recognize his concerted efforts in his field, Robert Ivy has been honored with numerous awards. The most recent of the awards that he has received include the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award late April this year. He was awarded by the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters as a way of appreciating his lifetime works that have shown elements of extraordinary nature.
Receiving the award, Robert Ivy joined the league of other prominent persons who have received the award including Morgan Freeman, Walter Anderson, Eudora Welty. During the awarding ceremony, it was noted and emphasized that Robert Ivy had made numerous architectural works and publications available to the public. Robert Ivy was also appreciated for his exemplary contribution towards the architectural profession and championing creativity.
Ivy has been severally recognized before. In 2017, he was awarded by the University of Arkansas – Fay Jones School of Architecture in appreciation of his architectural publications. He had also been recognized as a Master Architect by the Alpha Rho Chi, a national architecture body in the US, for having been cited as highly vocal towards architectural design.
Ivy’s most recent award, the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award, is a testament to his proficiency in his line of profession.
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