Mr. Robert Ivy studied at the University of the South with a Bachelor of Arts in English. He later continued to study a Master’s degree in Architecture at Tulane University. Ivy has worked as the Editor in Chief of the Architectural Record, which has become one of the most read journals in the world today.
Mr. Ivy has been greatly involved in investigations about the role of architects in the society today. This also contributed to the future of architects since today forms the basis for tomorrow. Mr. Ivy decided to work for the American Institute of Architects to provide a solution for the public health through research grants, community planning and digital programs.
By doing so, Mr. Ivy was able to bring out the fact that the architect plays a central role in almost every situation today. Additionally, Mr. Ivy was motivated by the fact that he had to ensure that he creates awareness and understands the basic role of an architect to launch a comprehensive effort that will be responsible for a better twenty-first century. This in turn led him to look at the social, economic and creative challenges that affected the architectural profession.
Previously, Mr. Ivy has been the vice president and editorial director of McGraw-Hill Construction. He has also worked as the editor-in-chief of Architectural Record, where he oversaw print and online publications. Mr. Ivy has been a spokesman for the architects concerning some issues that affect them. Some of them include environmental issues affecting architecture and even the way that architecture affects the environment in the long run.
Today, Mr. Ivy is an accomplished communicator who has delivered great speeches both at the United States and the world in general. Through his book, “Fay Jones: Architect”, high standards of scholarship, design and production are clearly seen. Mr. Ivy has been of great inspiration to other architects and students. He has even been a mentor of some of the alumni and students. This shows that he has a great influence on the people because of his knowledge on architecture. In fact, in 2010, Mr. Ivy was named as the Master Architect by Alpha Rho Chi, a national architecture fraternity, for contributing a great deal to the architectural fraternity. Previously in 2009, he received the G.D. Crain Award for his editorial contribution to the business media. Mr. Ivy has also had the chance to serve as the U.S. Commissioner at the Venice Architecture Biennale.
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