As a professional architect, who was not so pleased with the way architecture was running, Robert became a main critic of architecture. He is a very knowledgeable man with thorough knowledge on the history of architecture. He is also a sagacious man, perhaps a visionary. Robert has great ideas for the future of architecture as a profession.
Under his leadership, American Institute of Architects is working on integrating architecture with other disciplines to come up with better designs. There are plans that will take care of people’s health needs and come up with better technology solutions to everyday problems. This is precisely why AIA is working hand in hand with programmers, liaising with the health professionals and sponsoring university research so that architects can come up with more resilient and sustainable solutions.
It is during Robert Ivy’s time as a chief editor at Architectural Records (AR) that their magazine got recognition. Today, AR is the leading architectural journal. Robert worked here from 1996 to the year 2011. The magazine was awarded some of the most prestigious awards in the publishing industry. Some of them include the premier magazine journalism award, 26 Jesse H. Neal Awards, 7 Ozzies and, in 2008, they were given an award for having the best website. Additionally, they got the American Society of Magazine Editors National Magazine Award for General Excellence, which is a very rare achievement for a professional journal, not to mention one in the field of architecture.
The awards that AR got are a sure indication of the fruits of good leadership. Individually, Robert earned himself respect from the high and mighty in architecture and publication industry. He was also awarded the Crain Award in 2009, which is the highest honor that an American individual in the media can get.
American Institute of Architects was right to unanimously elect Robert Ivy as the CEO and current Vice president of the Institute. He is currently heading over 90,000 members and is focused on taking architecture to the next level through collaborations. Robert Ivy got his BA degree in English from the University of the South and later got his Masters in Architecture from Tulane University. He has been a great business leader that most people desire to emulate in their careers. He is a true indicator of how one can rise from the lower ranks to become a recognized and successful leader.