American Institute Of Architecture Has Progressive Leadership
The Board of Governors at the American Institute of Architects (AIA) elected Robert Ivy as the institute’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) back in 2010, and he still remains in the role today. Each CEO must have achieved the organization’s highest rating called a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (FAIA). This distinction is reserved only for those who have made significant contributions to the profession. Only about 2% of architects belonging to the AIA are members of that fellowship at any given time. Prior to becoming the CEO of AIA, Robert Ivy had received numerous industry awards and recognitions for his work in the promotion of the profession. Since being in the position, he has taken the profession to even higher levels.
Ivy graduated cum laude Bachelor’s degree in English from The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee and then did his graduate work at the esteemed Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. There he received a Master’s degree in Architecture and the rest is history, as they say. He is the author of a biography entitled Fay Jones: Architect, which tells the story of the apprentice of famed architect, Frank Lloyd Wright. The book was published by the AIA and became wildly successful among its members. He was a long-time architectural critic and went on to become the editor-in-chief of the Architectural as well as an Editorial Director at McGraw-Hill’s Construction Media. Follow Robert Ivy on Twitter for more updates
Robert Ivy has won numerous awards for his work in the field of architecture including the American Business Media’s prestigious Crane Award. His work of promoting the profession in the media has been well-documented, and he was given the title of Master Architect by the top architectural fraternity, Alpha Ro Chi, the same year he was given the position at AIA. Robert’s commitment to further the field of architecture while bringing other crafts into the design process is an innovative approach that has served the community well. He continues to work in the educational field as an advisor on the boards of a number of architecture colleges and universities. The AIA looks forward to the insight and progressiveness that Robert Ivy brings to architecture well into the future.