Robert Ivy is well-known architect born in Columbus, Mississippi. He attended Sewanee University where he obtained his bachelor’s degree in architecture. He later went to Tulane University for his architectural master’s degree.
Robert Ivy became the chief editor of Architectural Record in 1996. During his period, Architectural Record grew to become the most read architectural journal in the world. He later became the editorial director and vice president of McGraw-Hill Construction Media, which comprised GreenSource, SNAP, the Magazine of Sustainable Design, Architectural Record: China, ENR, HQ Magazine, Constructor, and Sweets.
Early Career and Achievements
Robert Ivy served as a juror on the panel that chose architect Frank Gehry to design the National Memorial of Dwight D. Eisenhower. Between 1981 and 1996, Robert Ivy held the position of Dale/Dean, Dean & Ivy and a critic for dozens of publications.
Under the editorial leadership of Robert Ivy, Architectural Record earned many publishing industry honors such as the premier magazine journalism award, magazine award for general excellence, professional journal award. Moreover, the Architectural Record received 26 Neal H. Jesse Awards, Folio Design Awards, 7 Ozzies, and MPA Digital Award for the Website of the Year 2008.
Robert Ivy also received the Crain Award in 2009. This is the American Business Media’s greatest recognition for a person. Before this prestigious award in 1998, Robert received the McGraw-Hill Award for his excellence in management. Additionally, Ivy is a high-ranking individual of the Design Futures Council.
The national architect fraternity, Alpha Rho Chi unanimously voted to name Robert “Master Architect” in 2010 for his effective communication of the value of design. He shares the designation with renowned architects Cass Gilbert, John Wellborn, Eliel Saarinen, Richard Buckminster Fuller, I.M. Pei, Dr. Nathan Clifford Ricker, and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Robert Ivy is among the seven individuals to receive this honor in the 100-year history of the fraternity and the only architect in the 21st century.
As the editor in chief of Architectural Record and editorial director and vice president of McGraw-Hill Construction between 1996 and 2010, Robert Ivy oversaw the publication of over 33 publications in digital and print editions. Presently, he is the CEO of the American Institute of Architects.
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