Professional Work And Lifetime Achievements Of Architect Robert Ivy


Posted by omeditors | Posted in Best Architect, CEO | Posted on 27-07-2018

The world’s famous architectural journal, Architectural Record can boast of its success thanks to the efforts of Robert Ivy who became its CEO in 1996. He also served in the McGraw-Hill Construction media as Vice President and as its editorial managing director. His exemplary work bore fruit and has been awarded with the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award.

If you are one of the people who have ever been at the National Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial, you can not help but ask how and who came up with the architectural plans. Well, one of those people responsible for selecting Frank Gehry as the architect to design the breathtaking site was Robert Ivy. He was a juror in the selection panel. He served also as a principal at Dean&Ivy where he was a serious critic to numerous national publications.

The lifetime achievement award given by the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters is only given to the current active Mississippi based artists, and Ivy happens to be the first architect to be honored by the Polk Award. Other people privileged to receive such an award include Morgan Freeman in 2007, writer Eudora Welly in 2001, writer Shelby Foote in 2004, singer Leontyne Price in 2000, and the late Walter Anderson in 1989.


Robert Ivy’s leadership at Architect Record as editor in chief helped the company earn many honors in the publishing industry. These honors include, Premier Magazine Journalism Award, American Society of Magazine Editors Award, and the National Magazine General Excellence Award. These were not the only achievements as Ivy helped Architectural Record earn the prestigious 26 Jesse Neal Awards. Additionally, the company was also honored with Folio Design Awards, and MPA Digital Award in 2008 for the website of the year.

It is quite impressive for one man to have a rich history of awards on his resume. He emerged as the Crain Award winner, an honor that is known to be American Business Media’s highly ranked recognition for a single individual. Having served as an excellent manager, Robert Ivy emerged as the winner for McGraw-Hill’s best Management Excellence Award in 1998.

He was voted unanimously in 2010 as Master Architect by the architectural fraternity countrywide due to his impeccable skills in outlining the value of architectural design. He enjoys the honor as the only architect to receive the award in the 21st century and also among seven others throughout the 100 years of the fraternity’s history.

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Robert A. Ivy Is Designing And Building A Healthy World


Posted by omeditors | Posted in Best Architect | Posted on 09-09-2017

In 2011 Robert A. Ivy, was named the chief executive officer and Executive Vice President of the American Institute of Architects (‘AIA’). Robert Ivy graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English degree from the University of the South. He also graduated as cum laude from the same school. His interest in architect stemmed from his higher learning studies as a student at the Tulane University where he earned a Master of Architecture.

Robert Ivy began his career as the vice president and editorial director of McGraw-Hill Construction, as well as the editor-in-chief of Architectural Record Magazine. Under his leadership Architectural Record was honored with many distinguished journalistic and trade magazine awards. Top awards included the Jesse H. Neal Awards and the National Magazine Award for General Excellence presented by the American Society of Magazine Editors.

In his work at the AIA, Mr. Ivy set a goal for its purpose, which is to make architecture an impetus for improving public health through research, digital platforms, community planning, and the whole future of architecture planning and design. Robert Ivy is also a member of the International Circle of Architecture Critics whose members believe in bringing the art of architecture, its social, economic, and creative relevance into the future.

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Robert Ivy is an accomplished orator who has given many keynote speeches at U.S. and international architectural events. He is an avid spokesman on the effect of architecture on climate, social, and political questions on the environment of structures. He authored a book, called “Fay Jones: Architect,” which received great acclaim. He has also served several terms as the U.S. Commissioner at the Venice Architecture Biennale.

Other honorable mentions for Robert Ivy has included the G.D. Crain Award in 2009, for his lifetime contributions to editorial excellence in business media. In 2010, he received the Alpha Rho Chi, a national architecture fraternity, where they dubbed him “Master Architect,” for his contributions in mentoring architectural students and alumni.