The Vice president and Chief Executive Officer America Institute of Architects (AIA), Robert Ivy, is a mirror to many aspiring architects and publishers. The Masters’ graduate in architecture from the University of Tulane and Bachelors’ of Arts degree in English from the University of Sewanee has accomplished a lot. Since he started his career in 1981 as the principal Dean/Dale IVY/Dean, where he was a critic of many publications, IVY, has built a strong bond with American Architectures. The talented Editor, Publisher and practicing architect gives all he posses in every organization the works for, hence always outstanding in architectural endeavors. More about of Robert Ivy at contractdesign.com
As the chief editor architectural records, as well as, Vice President and Editorial Director of MC Graw-Hill Construction Media between 1996 and 2011, Ivy, made numerous achievements. At the helm of editorial leadership, architectural records won several industrial honors including, The American Society of Magazine Editors, The premier magazine Journalism Award, Folio Design Award, among many others. Robert Ivy was one of the Jurors on a panel which selected Architect Frank Gehry to design National Dwight.
In 2009, The American business media honored Ivy with Crain Award as the highest recognition for an individual. This is a prestigious award not only to the architectural fraternity but also to the career of Ivy. In March 2010, Robert Ivy joined a class of icons like DR. Nathan Clifford Ricker and other six in the history of architecture when the National Architect Fraternity, Unanimously voted him as “Master of Architect.” In 2017, Ivy received Dean’s Medal from Fay Jones School of Architecture at University of Arkansas.
Robert Ivy went against all the odds to become the first architecture to be honored with Noel Poll Lifetime Award of 2018 by Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters. This honor has been thought to be a preserve to only connected and active artists and patrons of Mississippi. Robert Ivy leading publications in design made him a celebrated ambassador of an architectural fraternity. The award has not only elevated Ivy to higher levels but also a source of pride to the architectural fraternity.