Robert Ivy has been appointed to by the board of American Institute of Architects (AIA) as the new Chief Executive Officer and the body’s Executive Vice President. Mr. Ivy is a well-known figure in the architectural profession. He is the Chief Editor of Architectural Record and has had that position since 1996. He is also the editorial director at McGraw-Hill construction where he is in charge of managing the large editorial entity and ensuring the quality of design and construction publications are maintained. He has been principal at Ivy Architects and worked with Dean and Ivy as a managing partner for over 14 years before taking up executive positions in the corporate world.
He has received the Crane Award, which is the top award for anyone who has given a lifetime contribution toward the development of business media. The Alpaha Rho Chi architectural fraternity also recognized him as Master Architect. This was in recognition of his communicating values of design to the new generation of architects. He has also been an advocate of the architectural profession, especially on political, environmental and societal issues that affect the profession. He has been part of the AIA since the 1990s and has served on various AIA boards. Learn more at Crunchbase about Robert Ivy
In the new position as chief executive, Mr. Ivy will be in charge of the head office based in Washington DC. The headquarters runs a $56 million yearly budget and has 206 employees. He will be in charge of directing the organizations focus on design, handle architectural practice issues within the organization. Mr. Ivy will also enhance the institution’s voice in demonstrating why design should be valued. At the same time, he will advance the public’s understanding of architecture and what architects do and ensure the head office collaborates with the 300 chapters it has countrywide and abroad to ensure AIA members get all the support they need. He believes that AIA and architects can play a significant role in ensuring public health and safety with new and innovative ideas including infrastructural design.
Organizational Profile: American Institute of Architects
American Institute of Architects (AIA) was formed in 1857 and represents licensed architects and other professionals engaging in the design, building and construction industries. The institution draws its membership from those within the architectural profession, and other affiliated professions who work in both design and construction industries. Membership within the organization is divided into different levels, depending on the age of the architect, the country where they were licensed and if they are under the tutelage of a senior architect.