Robert Ivy was named American Institute of Architects’ Executive President and Chief Executive Officer in 2011. He went to the Tulane University and Sewanee: The University of South where he earned a Masters of Architecture and a Bachelor of Arts in English respectively.
Robert Ivy became the Editor-in-Chief of Architectural Record, one of the world’s most widely read architectural journals in 1996. Previously, he worked at McGraw-Hill Construction Media as the Editorial Chief and Vice President. McGraw-Hill Construction Media comprised of Architectural Record, the Magazine of Sustainable Design, SNAP, HQ Magazine, and Constructor.
Robert Ivy featured as a juror on the panel that appointed architect Frank Gehry to design the Eisenhower Memorial. He would serve as a principle of Dean & Ivy as well as critic for many national publications between 1981 and 1996. Under his editorial leadership, McGraw-Hill Construction Media earned several recognitions for its excellence in the publishing industry. His awards include the National Magazine Award from the American Society of Magazine Editors and the premier magazine journalism, distinguished awards for a professional publisher. Under his stewardship, Architectural Record earned 7 Ozzies: Folio Design Awards, the 2008 MPA Digital Award from Enthusiast and 26 Jesse H. Neal Awards.
In 2009, Robert Ivy won the Crain Award, the highest recognition for an individual by the American Business Media. He was also privileged to receive the McGraw-Hill Award for his excellence in management in 1988. Through hard work and dedication, Robert Ivy is now a Senior Fellow at the Design Culture Council. In 2010, he was unanimously voted as Master Architect by Alpha Rho Chi, the national architecture fraternity for his excellence in communicating the value of design.
Robert Ivy shares designation with iconic architects such as Cess Gilbert, I.M. Pei, Dr. Nathan Clifford Ricker, the first architect to graduate from the American school of architects, Richard Buckminster Fuller, John Wellborn, and Mies Van der Rohe. Robert Ivy is the only nominee in the 21st century and the seventh recipient of the honor by Alpha Rho Chi for his excellence in communicating the relevance and value of design in the society. Besides, he is the author of Fay Jones: Architect, one of the most widely read architectural journal in the world. In its third edition, Fay Jones: Architect showcases the work of Frank Lloyd Wright, an accomplished American architect. The journal was recently cited as the highest standards of design, scholarship, and production by the Art Library Society of North America.