Robert Ivy is an architect with a very prestigious background. He attended Tulane University and earned a Masters of Architecture. He also holds an undergraduate degree, Bachelor of Arts (BA) in English from Sewanee: The University of the South.
Ivy was a managing partner at firms including Dean & Ivy and Dean/Dale, as well as becoming a critic for numerous national publications. In 1996, Mr. Ivy took on the role of the Editor in Chief of Architectural Record. His leadership helped the publication to grow into the most read and referenced publications in the world of architectural and architectural construction. Ivy also took on roles with McGraw-Hill construction media as Editorial Director and Vice President. McGraw-Hill Construction Media also includes publications such as Sweets Catalogs, Constructor, ENR, HQ Magazine, Architectural Record: China, SNAP and GreenSource: The Magazine of Sustainable Design.
Robert Ivy served on the panel to select Architect Frank Gehry to design the National Memorial to Dwight D. Eisenhower. He has also been the recipient of several awards including the Crain Award, which is the highest award American Business Media’s highest form of recognition given to an individual. He is also the recipient of the McGraw-Hill award for Management Excellence. Mr. Ivy is also a member of the Senior Fellow of the Design Future Council.
Architectural Record received several publishing industry awards under Ivy’s leadership and includes the American Society of Magazine Editors National Magazine Award for General Excellence. The publication also earned 26 Jesse H. Neal Awards, the MPA Digital Award for Website of the Year and 7 Ozzies: Folio Design Awards.
In 2010, Robert Ivy was voted to the level of “Master Architect” for his extreme effectiveness while communicating the value of design. Ivy is only one of seven chosen architects to receive the award in its 100-year history. Other recipients of the honor include I.M. Pei, Richard Buckminster Fuller, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and John Wellborn Root.
Robert Ivy’s current challenge is the Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the AIA (American Institute of Architects). The organization has more than 250 chapters and 90,000 architects and design professionals. The group is committed to the enhancement of the building design and construction environment. He works to promote the organization through community outreach and education initiatives that allows members to serve communities and clients through challenge and change. Ivy is also the author of the biography of architect Fay Jones. The publication educates the industry’s non-professional audience the role an architect plays in the lives of others.