Robert Ivy was appointed to lead the Chief of Architectural Records in 1996. During his tenure at the firm, it won several awards such as the Premier Magazine Award. He was given the Management Excellence Award in 1998. The journal is read by millions of people around the world. The firm had several subsidiaries such as Constructor and Sweets.
Ivy was involved in the recruitment process where Frank Gehry was appointed as the designer of the National Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial. He was the principal at Dean and Dale. He was always quick to respond to various publications on national matters.
Robert Ivy is a recipient of the Prestigious Crain Award in 2009. He is an associate of the Design Futures Council. He was named unanimously as a “Master Architect” by an association of architects. He was recognized for being able to employ effective communication among relevant stakeholders on the value of design. He is the chief executive officer of the American Institute of Architects since 2011. He is also a recipient of the Noel Pork Lifetime Achievement Award by the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters. He was the first architect to receive the honor. The awards are meant for various artists from Mississippi who have excelled in their careers. Previous winners of the award include a writer known as Eudora Welty and the renowned actor, Morgan Freeman.
Robert Ivy has always focused on making architecture more accessible in the country. He is an author and editor on publications related to architecture. The growth of the American Institute of Architects can be attributed to his strong leadership. The membership has increased tremendously over the years. Currently, it has over 90,000 professional member architects and designers that are focused on transforming the construction industry. The organization has been operating for more than a century. To increase the awareness in architecture, Robert Ivy has been involved in various initiatives and advocacy through various media channels. He has helped to ensure adherence to industry standards and high-quality structures by various professional architects. He is considered as a role model by many people in the construction industry.
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