Robert Ivy Wins Lifetime Achievement Award

Posted on July 27, 2018

Robert Ivy is a recent winner of the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement and he is also the CEO at the American Institute of Architects. Winning this award is just one of the testaments to Robert Ivy’s professionalism and dedication to architecture. Throughout the course of his career, it is also one of his most impressive accomplishments.

Winning the Noel Polk award is a first for an architect, which makes the award a first of its kind for Robert Ivy. In usual circumstances, the award is given to artists that have produced at least a handful of quality products with recognition from throughout the community. CEO of AIA, Robert Ivy is also one of the very few people to have won the award in Mississippi, making him a standout individual in his community. There are various other famous people that hold this title alongside Robert, such as Walter Anderson and Morgan Freemon.

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Robert has been recognized as one of the leading men in the field of Architecture and has even earned himself honors from the American Institute of Architects president. Robert’s recognition bodes well for the company and has shown what a rising star Robert Ivy really is for the American Institute of Architects.

Robert first joined the American Institute of Architects back in 2011 and he now holds a tenure position, helping to build the organization into one of the most reputable in the field. He has increased the standing for the institute not just through his work as an architect alone, but also the various accomplishments and awards he has been given over the years. In more than 100 years, the American Institute of Architects has never had so many members, which has been directly influenced by Robert’s efforts at the company.

Robert Ivy has played his hand at being an author for quite some time and has many publications out there for aspiring architects to read to get themselves started or perhaps interested in the exciting field.

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Robert Ivy, The Master Architect

Posted on September 06, 2017

For over two decades, Robert Ivy has held several leadership positions in the architecture industry. Ivy is currently the Executive Vice President at the American Institute of Architects (AIA), a position he has held since February 2011. While in this post, his tasks revolve around management of AIA’s national office located in Washington, DC.

He manages $56 million of an annual budget and a total of 206 employees. Further, he directs organizational focus mainly on the value of design as well as architecture practice issues through collaboration with more than 300 chapters in the country and beyond. Before his current position, he was the Vice President as well as Editorial Director of McGraw –Hill Construction.

The M.A graduate from Tulane University is widely recognized and has worked at the Architectural Record where he has been an Editor in Chief since 1996. While in the position of editorial leadership, Ivy earned various awards such as the premier magazine journalism award. He also received a highly coveted recognition in 2009, Crain Award, which is an American Business Media award for an individual. In 2010, he was named as a ‘Master Architect’ by the National Architecture fraternity due to his effective communication mainly on the value of design. Additionally, he has an authoritative biography published in 2001 where he showcases the work on American apprentice of Frank Lyold Wright.

In one of his efforts in bringing architects together to speak in one voice, Ivy made a major announcement from AIA concerning the architect industry. At the beginning of 2015, major advertisements lasting up to 30 seconds would be placed on leading networks such as Fox News and CNBC. The three-year plan which started in 2015 involves various ads, reaching out to the public in a single voice to help bring a difference in the architectural practice. Ivy acknowledges that no single ad can answer all questions about architecture, but it will go a long way in enhancing the value of the architects sustainably. He goes further to encourage architects to engage with others and the community (who involve potential clients) to change the overall perception of the profession.

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