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Robert Ivy Is Creating Healthier Buildings

Robert Ivy is a globally recognized architect and author of “Fay Jones: Architect” which is a common architectural classroom literature used around the world. Mr. Ivy has been recognized with many awards in the field of architecture.

He has served on advisory boards of the following institutions:

> U.S. Commissioner at the Venice Architecture Biennale
> Universities of Tulane, Mississippi State, Auburn, Tongji
> China’s Urban Planning

Additional awards for Robert Ivy includes the 2009 G. D. Crain Award and the 2010 Master Architect award given to him by the Alpha Rho Chi. This is a national architecture fraternity which honors the works of well-known architects around the world.

Most recently, Robert Ivy was recognized with the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award. The award is given to contributions made to the state of Mississippi which is Robert’s home state.

The Noel Polk award has entered into a new category because this is the first time that an architect has received this unique acclaim.

Read more: Robert Ivy to receive Lifetime Achievement Award

To introduce Robert Ivy, he is the CEO of the renowned American Institute of Architects (“AIA”). He is also well-known as having successfully managed the Architectural Record Magazine as its Vice President and Editorial Director.

The Architectural Record Magazine is the award-winning magazine created and published by the preeminent McGraw Hill Publications. Under the aegis of Mr. Ivy, the magazine’s distribution grew phenomenally.

Mr. Ivy is changing the face of architectural structures worldwide. Robert believes in creating buildings that are healthier and safer for the people who must live and work in them.

In keeping with these goals, the American Institute of Architects is educating physicians on the health concerns visited on people who live in older buildings and the health issues that present themselves.

As a result of his leadership, the AIA has grown exponentially and is leading the architectural field in innovative issues. Some of the issues include designing buildings which can stand-up under hurricane force winds and possible earthquakes.

Ivy is also incorporating intuitive technology into structures which will operate at the voice command of its owners.

Robert Ivy is a member of the International Circle of Architecture Critics. This organization believes in using art and science in the architectural environment to benefit people economically, socially, and creatively.

Robert Ivy The Building Force Behind American Institute Of Architects

The American Institute of Architects is an institution tasked with one of the most difficult roles in the world; overseeing all the architectural concerns in the country. While to most people this may look like a humongous assignment, Robert Ivy does not. Having successfully spearheaded other organizations Mr. Robert has all it takes to ensure that this organization attains all the success it deserves.

Robert Ivy has a Masters of Architecture acquired from Tulane University and a Bachelor of Arts degree English major from Sewanee.

Prior to becoming American Institute of Architects Chief Executive Officer/EVP, Robert Ivy worked as the chief editor of the architectural record. His leadership role helped grow the publication to becoming the world’s most read architectural journal. The other editorial role he performed included being the vice president and director at McGraw-Hill Construction Media. This media company covered a wide range of publications with topics ranging from sustainable designs to green source.

Mr. Robert has also worked as a principal to Dean/Dale, Dean & Ivy and as a critic to architectural publications. In addition to critiquing, Mr. Roberts impact in the architectural industry can be felt widely. Some of his notable accomplishments include developing a digital technology infrastructure, creating an award winning architectural awareness program and streamlining governance and decision making process in AIA just to name but a few.

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These contributions have not gone unnoticed; Mr. Robert has been acknowledged and celebrated in equal measures. Some of the most precious awards he has been able to receive include the 2009 Crain Award. This is one of America’s highest business recognition given to an individual in appreciation to the impact made in his or her line of work. The following year in March, Mr. Robert Ivy was voted unanimously by the Alpha Rho Chi, an architectural fraternity, and was named “Master Architect” for his role in communicating the importance of design in today’s world.

With the qualifications and experiences Robert enjoys, his role at the American Institute of Architects will see him make enormous strides that will help the construction industry grow.