Robert Ivy runs the American Institute of Architects in the capacity of CEO. Holding such a position requires that you are a professional Architect. Robert mastered in Architecture from Tulane University. His career began early. For 14 years, he acted as a principal at Dean/ Dale. At this time, he also worked as a critic for many national publications.

In 1996, he got a job with Architectural Record as the Editor in Chief. His role at the institution helped the architectural journal become the most widely read journal in the globe. In the same year, McGraw-Hill Construction Media gave him a job as the vice president and editorial director. As a result, he was in charge of the sustainable design magazine, SNAP, HQ Magazine, Constructor, and Architectural Record among many others in the company’s portfolios. He was also selected as a juror in a panel tasked with choosing an appropriate architect to design the National Dwight. D Eisenhower Memorial. The committee chose Frank Gehry as the lead architect.

His role in the institution led to the recognition of Architectural Record by the publishing industry. Under Robert Ivy’s leadership, the institution was honored with several awards including the premier magazine journalism award, the National Magazine Award for General Excellence from the American Society of Magazine Editors. The institution went to earn 26 Jesse H. Neal Awards, Folio Awards, the Website of the year award, and the 7 Ozzies just to mention but a few. Achievements marked his career life. In 2009, Robert Ivy was recognized by the American Business Media with the highest honor, the Crain Award. Additionally, he is a Senior Fellow of the Design Futures Council. Perhaps, the highest recognition of them all came in 2010. The national architecture fraternity named him ‘Master Architect’ in a unanimous vote. Robert Ivy became one among seven to be honored by the fraternity in its 100-years history.

In a recent blog, Robert Ivy wrote that architects were working hand in hand with the medical community to address the American health crisis. Through design and critical thinking, they are developing methods through which the country can get rid of the chronic diseases. Among the plans include designing public health centers such that they extend the ambiance to the community and promote social activities. Hospitals design will allow for physical activities in the facilities. On the other hand, revamping the parks, bike alleys, and fitness centers may contribute to positive lifestyle impact choices.


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