Reflecting On Robert Ivy And His Success

When Robert Ivy knew he is receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award for 2018, he was proud of his achievement. Robert has accomplished excellent things throughout his career. He views himself as a creator, supporter, and performer of art. Through his contribution, the communities in Mississippi can agree with him.

Robert’s journey to where he now begins with a bachelor’s degree in Arts and another one in architecture. The degrees were from Sewanee: The University of the South and Tulane School of Architecture in Tulane University respectively. His interest in art and editorial work explains his desire to do a bachelor’s degree in Art (English).

Although Robert Ivy has managed to do much, he is dedicated to achieving more. Robert is the CEO of American Institute of Architects. This organization comprises a group of architects who endeavor to support each other. By merging efforts, the architects make their profession better and lobby for favorable working terms.

Before joining AIA, Robert Ivy was working for Architectural Record as an editor. He is passionate about editorial work and still does it. Robert is the vice president of McGraw Hill as well as an editor. Running these two organizations at different capacities shows exceptional abilities and skills in Robert. It also encourages people to pursue their interests and passions no matter their positions in life.

Besides Lifetime Achievement Award, Roberts also got recognition after running a mentorship program. The Alpha Ro Chi also declared him Master Architect. The mentorship and teaching program was aimed at equipping young professionals with skills and knowledge to grow in their career. Robert Ivy understands the challenges of being an architect and thriving in this field. By guiding others, they will know how to overcome the obstacles.

Robert’s humility cannot allow him to take all the credit. He knows his success was not just a one-man effort. The journey to success has never been a solitary affair. Other colleagues have supported his work and present accomplishments. Robert values all those around him and continues to relate closely to them. Together, they will do good work and ensure more development in the institute and other areas.

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Robert Ivy Top of the American Institute of Architects Ladder

In an interview, Robert Ivy gave advice about the way architects affect other areas of people’s lives and what he believes is their duty. Mr. Ivy holds the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Institute of Architects. He encouraged architects to think outside the scope of their field since they can have an impact as members of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

Architecture and Health

Mr. Ivy said architects help the public being involved in disaster relief that assists in improving health for the people affected. At one annual gathering of the U.S. building industry leaders, the AIA announced a commitment over ten years to develop programs and solutions that focus on public health. As a part of this commitment, it will include university support grants and work with communities. He feels the organization can be effective in helping with non-communicable diseases like heart disease and diabetes by building cities designed for exercising. This can be done by designing buildings with stairs and consider how designs can have access to fresh air and sunlight. This is part of the goal to promote health and welfare of occupants along with safety.

In the future, Robert Ivy hopes to have more proof buildings are making an impact on health and other avenues of people’s lives. The AIA is also looking into the development of device apps. Due to the uptick in hacking, he said it is appropriate for architects and the design community to be protected with good solutions. Mr. Ivy thinks technology is the future and with it apps for the architect industry.

Education and Employment Positions

Robert Ivy earned a Masters of Architecture from Tulane University after earning a Bachelor of Arts degree at Sewanee University. He has served as the Editor in Chief of Architectural Record in 1996, and then the Vice President and Editorial Director of McGraw Hill Construction Media.

He was named the Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Institute of Architects in 2011. After being named to this position Mr. Ivy has changed the direction of AIA by launching a public awareness campaign in the impact the organization can have on public health and sustainability. This includes building materials used and designs to promote healthy living.

Mr. Ivy has a social media presence on several popular social media sites. He is involved in speaking frequently to public audiences about how architecture plays a role in people’s lives. He has been honored with awards such as the 2009 Crain Award, which is the highest award presented for the American Business Media recognition of an individual and in 2010 the national architecture fraternity Alpha Rho Chi in a unanimous vote named Mr. Ivy as Master Architect.

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