American Institute of Architects: The Future of Design

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The American Institute of Architects is an organization designed to encourage and foster a new generation of architects. Architecture solves problems with designs, and the AIA works to promote the designers of tomorrow while preserving the past. Robert Ivy performs this job. He is the chief executive officer at the institution. The AIA functions out of Washington D.C., and the business operates with 206 staff members and has an annual budget of approximately $55 million.

Before his work at AIA, Robert was getting an education in New Orleans, Louisiana. He graduated with a master’s degree in architecture from Tulane University. He received his bachelors in English from Sewanee University in Tennessee.

In the early 2000’s, Robert was vice president of McGraw-Hill and worked as the editorial director of the construction publications. His duties involved managing 16 print periodicals, such as HQ Magazine, Constructor, and ENR a publication on engineering and construction. Besides the print media, Ivy had 17 digital products to maintain.

Ivy worked at the Architectural Record in 1996. Some of his accomplishments at the Record include seven Folio: Eddie and Ozzie Awards. The company Folio is a professional news publication. In 2008, the Record won the Enthusiast Award from MPA Digital Award for the website of the year.

The American Society of Magazine Editors has also acknowledged Ivy’s continuous commitment to excel and produce quality material. While at the Record, he was honored with the Award for General Excellence from the society. Rarely do they select a professional publication for this award. The American Business Media presented The Crain to Ivy in 2009 to praise and recognize his achievements in the world of publication and press.

Putting pen to paper is another accomplishment that Robert Ivy can say he has done. Fay Jones: Architect, published in 2001, is in its third edition. The story is of the American architect who worked under Frank Lloyd Wright. Euine Fay Jones life spanned from 1921 to 2004.

Robert Ivy and the American Institute of Architects will continue their efforts in advancing the art of design and architecture. Ivy will have a watchful eye as emerging technology, energy needs, and a changing population plays a crucial role in the future of design and architecture.

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