Robert Ivy was born in Columbus,Mississippi. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Sewanee University and a master’s degree in architecture from Tulane. Ivy served as the vice president and editorial director of McGraw-Hill Construction and editor in chief of Architectural record between the years 1996 to 2010. During his time, Ivy oversaw the publication of 33 publications in print and digital editions.
Robert Ivy was granted the Crain Award for his numerous contributions to editorial excellence in business media back in 2009. Later in 2010, Alpha Rho Chi named Ivy as the Master Architect. He is the chief executive officer and executive vice president of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).
AIA is an administrative corporation for architects based on membership. It offers learning, community redevelopment, government approvals and universal outshine to support the architecture profession as a whole and develop its public image.
Robert Ivy’s professional focus is to help the organization models,formulation, and establish the building industry at large.
He encourages fellow architects to see beyond the field of architect and unleash their full potential. The architecture organization launched it’s ten –year commitment to enhancing solutions and ideas aimed at improving public health,manageability and flexibility to natural disasters in urban areas.
It has also continued to support and help university research with endowments
It focuses on working on different community plans in paramount international cities and holding an in-depth hackathon create a phone app and other software projects to help develop the industry.According to Ivy, architecture can assist in promoting good health and handling various diseases.
Buildings and cities can be innovated and modeled to enhance exercising activities, for instance, the use of stairs instead of lifts to counter issues to do with diabetes and heart diseases. AIA serves its members with professionalism to develop perspective, contract documents that model the design and construction industry.
It also promotes information services, personal entitlements, and customer-centered resources. Ivy encourages the organization’s members to participate in professional interest areas in geographical, metropolitan enlargement and expert conceptualizations that generate new ideologies and responses.
He encourages young professionals in the architecture field to join the Intern Development Program and architect Registration exam that prepares them for courses and employment cross –reference services offered by the local components. The organization endeavors to satisfy the necessities and preferences of the national architects and the public in general by uplifting the public knowledge and awareness on the value of architecture and the importance of perfect designs.