Robert Ivy is not only a registered architect but is the current chief executive officer and the vice president of American Institute of Architects popularly known as AIA.
He has been the chief executive of the dynamic company since the year 2011. The institute has a membership of 90,000. The members include architects and professional designers who have dedicated their career to building a better environment. AIA has a total of 250 chapters. Robert Ivy plays a crucial role in strengthening AIA which he achieves through public outreach, education initiatives as well as advocacy.
Since Robert Ivy got into office in 2011, AIA has transformed to offer architectural services that are in line with the 21st century. He has dedicated his career to repositioning AIA from the long time legacy it has had, to make it a responsive, energetic as well as an organization of active influence. The primary goal of Robert Ivy is to see to it that more people get to know the importance of architects given that a greater number of individuals are not aware of their significance. He, therefore, organizes for public awareness forums.
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For the time that he has been at AIA, Robert Ivy has not only developed his career, but he has made the governance more efficient in making up decisions and coming up with new digital technology infrastructure. Several awards winning public awareness campaigns have also been launched under his able leadership. Recently, Robert Ivy has focused on adjusting the resources owned by the American Institute of Architects to readying the architects for the important part they will be playing in addressing issues such as sustainability, climate change and effect of design on public health.
Before he started working for AIA, Robert Ivy was the editorial director of McGraw-Hill Construction. He also serves as the Chief Editor of the Architectural Record Magazine. Robert was able to garner numerous honors as an editor including the coveted American Society of Magazine Editors Nation Magazine Award for General Excellence as well as the premier magazine journalism. He has authored Fay Jones: Architecture, a biography that is currently in the third edition that addresses the meaning and role of architects to the lay audience’s lives.