The Successful Robert Ivy

Robert Ivy is an Executive Vice President, as well as, the Chief Executive Officer of the American Institute of Architects. He was born in Columbus, Mississippi but does not live there anymore. In 2011, he has also become the CEO.

He attended Tulane University, which is where he obtained his masters degree of architecture. He also obtained a bachelors degree in arts from Sewanee: The University of the South.

Robert Ivy was the editor in chief in the mid 90’s of Architectural Record, which is the journal that he very much helped grow! He has also received many awards such as, the premiere magazine journalism award, the national magazine award, for general excellence, which was an unusual achievement for a professional journalist, and etc. He also received the Crain Award, which was the highest recognition for an individual in his profession. Robert Ivy was also named master architect in 2010 for his effectiveness in implying the value of design.


Robert Ivy has accomplished many things as you can see, in just his career alone, as well as in many different awards. People really show much recognition to him for his work and who can blame them? He is truly amazing. He changed the American Institute of Architects into a very influential organization. He also launched a public awareness campaign “I Look Up,” which gets architects and film makers together to collaborate in making architectural stories real. Another thing he has done that caught many people’s attention was promising the support of the American Institute of Architects to the Donald Trump Administration.

The importance of architecture in everyone’s life is spoken a lot by Robert Ivy. He gives speeches and discussions at both American and international events, which is a very good thing to do to get people to learn a little more about the meaning of architecture. He did this at events such as, the Library of Congress, The National Building Museum, as well as the Monterey Design Conference. He has also been seen on televsion before, on channels like, A&E, CBS’s The Early Show, and the Discovery Channel, as well as BBC World. He also has a biography called “Fay Jones: Architect” and it was put out in 2001 but now it is in its third edition. The biography is about Robert Ivy’s work and also about him being the apprentice of Frank Lloyd Wright. He has been very appreciated for all of the work he has done and will continue to be recognized.

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