American Institute of Architects: Dedicated to Design

     The architect Robert Ivy received his masters from Tulane University, which is a private university in New Orleans, Louisiana. Ivy is the Chief Executive Officer and the Executive Vice President for the American Institute of Architects. He started this position in 2011.

The American Institute of Architects operates out of Washington, D.C., and provides resources to architects. Together they create positive changes using the power of designing. The AIA has a long history of high standards and a superior code of ethics. They collaborate with leading companies and products to help move their cause forward. Some of their recent partners are Sherwin-Williams and Anderson Windows and Doors.

One of the many areas Robert Ivy works on promoting in the AIA is building technology and science. New advancement in architecture involves innovative designing using 3D engineering systems and other smart applications.

As a leader, he works for policy changes at the city, state, and federal level. He encourages legislation that promotes the future of architects by developing health and safety standards in buildings and working with code enforcement and regulations.

In the past, he was editor-in-chief of Architectural Record, which is a company that provides resources to architects. Under Ivy’s watchful eye the company won several industry awards. Twenty-six times, they were honored with the Jesse H. Neal Award, which acknowledges media and journalism that focuses on business-to-business education and promotion. They also won the Folie Design 7 times.

Ivy also preformed editorial work while as the vice president of McGraw-Hill. A few of the projects he handled were GreenSource: The Magazine of Sustainable Design and Architectural Record: China.

A published author, Ivy penned the book Fay Jones: Architect. It was releases in 2001 and is still being published today. The story is of the American architect Euine Fay Jones, who worked under Frank Lloyd Wright.

The International Circle of Architecture Critics is another organization Robert Ivy devotes his time to, and he shows his commitment to the craft by serving on advisory boards for his alma mater, Tulane University, and Mississippi State University. No stranger to international work, he is on the advisory boards for Urban Planning in Shanghai, China and the Tongji University School of Architecture, which is China’s first university that developed urban planning, sustainable living and design programs.

Alpha Rho Chi, A fraternity dedicated to supporting architectures and related fields, named Robert Ivy “Master Architect” for his impressive body of communication that focused on the value of architecture and design.

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