In 1981 Robert Ivy, an American Architect, began working as a principal for Dean/Dale, Dean & Ivy. Before this he was educated at Sewanee: The University of the South and Tulane University. He worked as a principal through 1996. The same year he became the Editor in Chief for a monthly design and architecture publication called Architectural Record. While Ivy worked for Architectural Record, the magazine won several awards and honors, such as the premier magazine journalism award and seven Ozzies: Folio Design Awards.

Next, Mr. Ivy Was made Vice President and Editorial Director of a media company called McGraw-Hill Construction. It was here that Ivy oversaw the publication of a number of architect and design magazines, such as Constructor, ENR, and Architectural Record: China.

In 2001 Ivy published a biography of Fay Jones titled Fay Jones: Architect. The subject of the book, Fay Jones, was an apprentice of Frank Lloyd Wright. The book was praised by the Art Library Society of North America.

The American Institute of Architects made Ivy their Executive Vice President and CEO in 2011. He holds this position currently. In this job, Ivy oversees the Washington D.C. office of the American Institute of Architects, its headquarters. Ivy’s office has 206 employees and a budget of $56 million. This office works with the nearly 300 organization chapters located around the globe.

The American Institute of Architects was created in 1857 and currently has over 90,000 members. The organization aims to provide education, community volunteering, and government advocacy. The members of the American Institute of Architects follow a code based on ethical and professional practices and conduct. This code is in place to strengthen the trust between the public and architects.

In his position as Executive Vice President and CEO, Robert Ivy ensures that the goals of the American Institute of Architects are met. This means that Ivy ensures that all members are meeting the requirements of the organization’s code. He is also responsible for spreading public awareness of the importance of architecture and design.

Mr. Ivy has been applauded for his hard work. He received the Crain Award from American Business Media in 2009, and in 2010 he was named a Master Architect of Alpha Rho Chi, an architectural fraternity.

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