Robert Ivy: VP/CEO of AIA since 2011

     In February of 2011, Robert Ivy officially started his reign as Executive Vice President/ Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

The AIA is an organization that represents architects as well as professionals in the design and construction industry. It has done this representing since 1857.

Before he became CEO of AIA, he had been the Editor-in-Chief of Architectural Record. He was also part of McGraw-Hill Construction as as a Vice President ad Editorial Director. He had been a part of Ivy Architects and Dean / Dale.

Before 2011, he had won some rewards like winning the Crane Award in 2009. Alpha Rho Chi, an fraternity for architects,he thought he was good enough to be recognized as the Master Architect of 2010.

Ivy was quite familiar with AIA before becoming their CEO. He had been a member of AIA Board of Directors during the 1990s.

During his reign as Executive VP/CEO, he has been in charge of the national office in Washington, DC. He had the final decision regarding the 6 US million dollar office he and the 206 employee at this office. He will decide what the organization should do regarding practical and design issues. He has been the public voice of the organization and helps educate the public at large understand more about architects and architecture. He has continued the support and the collaboration with 300 AIA chapters in the US and overseas

When Ivy was first nominated foe the position, Geoge H. Miller, the president of AIA, was very excited that he was taking the position. He believed Ivy had the industry experience and the leadership skills to become successful at the position. The AIA Board were unanimous that he had the enthusiasm for the position..

Ivy’s credentials are that he got the Bachelor of Arts from the University of the South in Tennessee and received a Master’s in Architecture from Tulane University. AIA made him a part of the College of Fellows in 1993.

Ivy is still the Executive VP/CEO and will probably continue to be at this position into the foreseeable future.

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