Robert Ivy is the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice President of the American Institute of Architects. In 1996, he became the Editor in Chief of the Architectural Record and helped it become one of the world’s most read architectural journals. Under his steadfast leadership, the journal has received several awards such as the premier magazine journalism award. The journal was also honored with the American Society of Magazine Editors National Magazine Award for General Excellence, an unusual award for a professional journal.
As an experienced architect, Ivy advises fellow architects to join the AIA. He says that belonging to a professional body gives credibility to a professional. It is a sign of commitment to a career and, it helps one to keep abreast with current trends and developments in the industry. More so, serving in an organization’s committee is a show of leadership ability. By winning a society’s award, your resume becomes conspicuous. License from an accredited society shows that you have attained the required career qualification threshold. Find out more about Robert on Tulane School of Architecture.
The AIA has a code of ethics and conduct that give confidence to prospective employers. The hiring executives and managers are aware that AIA holds its members accountable and, being a member means that your integrity is not questionable. To boost your credibility as a job seeker, according to Ivy, it is always imperative to list your professional affiliations in your profile on LinkedIn or resume.
For his outstanding work, Robert Ivy was recently awarded the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award by the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters. The prestigious award is given to artists, and art patrons connected to Mississippi and Robert Ivy was the first architect to be honored alongside previous awardees such as Morgan Freeman. According to Carl Elefante, the AIA president, the award was the ultimate crowning of Robert Ivy’s personal and professional achievements.
Some of his previous accolades include the 2017 Dean’s Medal from the University Of Arkansas Fay Jones School Of Architecture and the Crain Award, which is the American Business Media’s peak recognition for any individual. Robert Ivy had also been honored with the McGraw-Hill Award for Management Excellence. Mr. Ivy was also crowned the Master Architect by the national architecture fraternity Alpha Rho Chi and happens to be the only Architect in the 21st century to receive the honor.