A Glimpse Into the Life of Robert Ivy

     Robert Ivy earned a master degree in architecture at Tulane University. he gained his bachelor’s degree from the University of the South in Sewanee. He held a position and Dean/Dale/Dean until 1996 when he left to join McGraw-Hill’s Construction sector. The experiences during his time at McGraw-Hill lead him to a position as Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer at the American Institute of Architects.

At McGraw-Hill Ivy’s responsibilities range from management to design. He manages the editorial side of the company as well as overseeing the quality of design and construction publications released by the company.

The American Institute of Architects is based in Washington, D.C., and is the leading members-only associated for architects. The company can trave its roots back over a hundred years, going back to 1857.

Robert Ivy has been the Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Institute of Architects since February 2011. During the announcement at the end of 2010, President of the AIA, George H. Miller praised the new member of his team by saying he had a combination of experiences and corporate leadership skills that the company was looking for. He welcomed Ivy to the team with open arms.

Robert Ivy was equally happy to become an executive with AIA. When he spoke about his new position, he praised the organizations exceptional ethics and said he has been honored just to be a part of the AIA for so many years.

In 2009, Robert Ivy received the prestigious Crane Award, which is an award from the American Business Media for lifetime achievements and contribution to business media. A year later, Alpha Rho Chi recognized Robert Ivy as a Master Architect, adding on to the dozens of awards and accomplishments achieved by Ivy and the company’s he has worked for.

During his short stint as a guest author over at Huffington Post, he educated readers about his vision concerning architecture and health. Ivy believes that by utilizing architecture design in the correct ways, he can make a huge change to public health. In one such article, Ivy explains that the success of MetroHealth Medical Center in Ohio, after a substantial change to design that encourages movement and exercise, is a good example of what is possible when architects design their products with physical activity in mind.

By getting people to get up and move during their day to day activities, Ivy believes he can help combat diseases such as diabetes and heart disease.

For more about Robert Ivy, see https://www.linkedin.com/in/robert-ivy-37364612.