Robert Ivy

Robert Ivy

Washington, DC, US



Robert Ivy, the EVP/CEO and executive vice president of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), has the type of intellect that contributes to a stimulating conversation or debate. Whether the topic centers on the idea that architects and software programmers need to collaborate or on the historical aspects of urban planning in the United States, Robert Ivy has his own sagacious ideas to contribute. 

Even though Robert Ivy's career focuses on constructing and designing buildings, he believes that architects need to encompass other ideas into their architectural endeavors. For instance, he made a significant commitment during the 2012 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting. At the meeting, Robert Ivy and the AIA decided to use architectural designs as a way to improve public health. Another creative project involved promoting the concept that architects are responsible for events occurring in every person's normal daily routine. 

Before he joined the AIA, Robert Ivy worked at McGraw-Hill Construction in multiple roles where he was simultaneously the editor-in-chief of Architectural Record, editorial director and vice president. In addition, he was in charge of more than a dozen publications. Robert Ivy has also been an advocate for understanding how architecture affects climate. Furthermore, Robert Ivy was the recipient of the coveted G.D. Crain, Jr. Award in 2009 which commemorated his contributions as an editor and entrepreneur.

In addition to his impressive achievements, Robert Ivy is a respected speaker known for his memorable speeches given in the United States and other countries. "Fay Jones: Architect," was acclaimed for its high degree of scholarship. Robert Ivy studied at Tulane University where he earned his Master of Architecture degree. He also earned his Bachelor of Arts in English degree at Sewanee: The University of the South, located in Sewanee, Tennessee.



The American Institute of Architects, Washington, DC, US, Executive Vice President/Chief Executive Officer

Jan 2011 - current


Tulane University, Masters, Architecture

Jan 1973 - Dec 1976

Sewanee: The University of the South, BArch, English

Jan 1965 - Dec 1969

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