Architect Robert Ivy is the Chief Executive Officer and the Executive Vice President of the American Institute of Architects. He was appointed the Editor in Chief of Architectural Record in the year 1996. Architect Ivy helped the Architectural Record to develop into the most widely read Architectural Journal around the globe. Ivy has also served as an Editorial Director and Vice President of McGraw-Hill Construction Media.
Robert Ivy was one of the members of the panel that nominated architect Frank Gehry to take the task of designing the National Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial. Mr. Ivy was a great critic of the national publications when he worked as a Dean in the period between 1981 and 1996. Robert Ivy’s editorial management helped the Architectural Record win various awards among them, the American Society of Magazine Editors National Magazine Award for General Excellence and the Premier Magazine Journalism Award. These awards were very honorable for a professional Journal. Ivy also received his awards including the American Business Media’s most honorable recognition for an individual, the Crain Award. In 1998, Mr. Ivy also won the McGraw-Hill Award for his leadership expertise.
Robert Ivy was among the selected Super Juries by the World Architect Festival to Panel the Awards Program at the festival held in Berlin for the year 2017. Other Juries were the Cofounder and Director of MVRDV, Nathalie de Vries, the founder of Ian Ritchie Architects, Ian Ritchie and the Launcher of Ingenhoven Architects, Mr. Christoph Ingenhoven. The four globally recognized juries join the record of the list of more than eighty festival juries that was made of prominent architects. The list has figures like Robert Konieczny, David Basulto, Sergei Tchoban and Sanjay Puri.
In his interview with the Zdnet.com, Ivy noted that architecture has been fundamental in the public health all over the United States history. He referenced on the periods of the draining swamps in Washington, D.C and the Olmsted design of Central Park in the New York City. Ivy explained that the Central Park idea was to eliminate inadequate housing and encourage normalization of the challenged part of the City. He pointed out that the primary aim for the two occurrences was to improve public health.
Robert Ivy also cemented the public view of the AIA collaborations with organizations that are outside the Architectural sector. He said that the company needed to secure more collaborations with other experts since nothing happens in isolation. He branded architectures as Masters collaborators.