Robert Ivy is an architect and the Chief Executive Officer of the American Institute of Architects, whose mission is to increase public understanding of architecture and design’s contribution to society. Prior to joining the AIA, Robert served as Vice President and Editorial Director of McGraw-Hill Construction and Editor-in-Chief of Architectural Record.
Under his tenure, Robert received awards including the National Magazine Award for General Excellence and, in 2009, he received the G.D. Crain Award for lifetime contributions to editorial excellence in business media. Robert has also enjoyed time as a firm principal, a critic of national and international architecture, and currently serves on the advisory boards of several schools of architecture.
Founded in 1857, members of the American Institute of Architects consistently work to create more valuable, healthy, secure, and sustainable buildings, neighborhoods, and communities. Through nearly 300 state and local chapters, the AIA advocates for public policies that promote economic vitality and public well being. Members adhere to a code of ethics and conduct to ensure the highest professional standards.