The Board of the American Institute of Architects have recently appointed Robert Ivy as the organization’s new Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer. The American Institute of Architects, founded in 1857 in New York City, is an organization that grants a bountiful amount of aid to architects, including public and governmental support, education, and community redevelopment. The American Institute of Architects has over 90,000 affiliates to date, which include architects and design professionals.
Robert Ivy has aided the American Institute of Architects in leadership since 2011. As commented by the organization on their website, “He is re-positioning the AIA from its rich legacy into a proactive, responsive, and influential organization. Chief among his and the organization’s goals are heightening public awareness of the value and relevance of all architects.”
Robert Ivy’s career began as a principal for Dean/Dale, Dean & Ivy, and he also served as a critic for several publications. In 1996, he started working at Architectural Record, which is now one of the most popular journals about architecture because of his leadership; this is also proved by the considerable awards the publication won. According to Crunch Base, “In March 2010, Alpha Rho Chi, the national architecture fraternity, voted unanimously to name Ivy “Master Architect” for his effectiveness in communicating the value of design.” Robert Ivy also serves as the Editorial Director and Vice President for McGraw-Hill Construction. He has been working with the American Institute of Architects since the 1990’s, so it is a great honor for him to now be the new Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer. George H. Miller, a former president of the American Institute of Architects in 2010, commented ” “We are excited to have Robert join the AIA as EVP/CEO. He has the combination of seasoned industry experience and corporate leadership skills sought by the Board and we welcome him to the Institute. The Board is unanimous in its view that his passion for the profession, his experience in the industry, and his leadership style will enhance the AIA.”
The American Institute of Architects is made up of five membership levels, including architect members, associate members, international associate members, emeritus members, and allied members, each playing very important roles in the organization. The American Institute of Architects is very proud to have Robert Ivy as their CEO, both members past and present. It is believed that, due to his vast experience and passion for architectural design, Robert Ivy will do an awesome job leading the organization. Ivy commented, “The brand represents the highest standard of design and professional ethics. It serves as a powerful message to clients and communities that design matters.”