The American Institute of Architects’s Master Architect

Robert A. Ivy is one of only seven Alpha Rho Chi Master Architects in the world. As a Master Architect he joins prominent figures such as, Buckminster Fuller and I.M. Pei. The Alpha Rho Chi architect fraternity only reserves the title to the most deserving and influential professionals in the field. In fact, Robert Ivy is the only one to receive the Master Architect designation by Alpha Rho Chi this century.

Robert Ivy is a member of several advisory boards including Tulane University his alma mater, Mississippi State University, Auburn University Rural Studio and Tongji University of Architecture and Urban Planning situated in Shanghai. And has been an active member of the International Circle of Architects Foundation and the American Institute of Architects where he is currently the CEO.

Robert Ivy’s career is immaculate and continues to evolve. It all started in 1969 when he earned his bachelor’s in architecture from Sewanee: The University of the South. Then, Robert Ivy earned his masters in architecture from Tulane University in 1976 where he became a member of the Alpha Rho Chi Architecture fraternity.

After graduating Robert became the principle and co-founder of Dean & Ivy an architectural services firm based in Mississippi. Then, in 1996 Robert joined McGraw Hill Companies and Constructions and became its Vice President and Editorial Director for 15 incredible years. At McGraw Hill Robert was also the Editor in Chief of the Architectural Record. McGraw Hill’s Architectural Record is the most widely read architectural journal in the world and has a prestigious 125-year history. Today, the architectural record is owned and published by BNP Media.

In 2011, Robery Ivy was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of the American Institute of Architects. In 1957, 13 architects trying to professionalize, promote and structure the architecture profession established the AIA. The initial purpose of the organization was to establish an architecture profession that didn’t yet exist at he time. The AIA continues to promote the architecture profession through a membership process that requires formal training and experience.

Robert Ivy’s relationship with architectural boards, advisory committees and organizations remains strong. For example, The Architectural Record has a strong relationship with the American Institute of Architects through Robert’s past. The American Institute of Architects has several programs dedicated to helping up-and-coming architects including an advanced AIA continuing education program, which is featured regularly in the Architectural Record journal.

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American Institute of Architects

American Institute of Architects is a company that works as an advocate for architects, standing for human and civil rights. Architects are representatives of change by design. They are behind the infrastructure of schools, libraries, parks, fire stations, government buildings, etc. AIA advocates for the investment of well designed civic infrastructure, making policymakers meet certain criteria so building are taken care of. AIA believes that public buildings are the foundation of a community. They stand for a better future and want to achieve this with green construction. The designs that come from those working with AIA are environmentally friendly and adaptable to the changes in climate; a defense against natural disasters and the changing conditions of the property.

The CEO and Executive Vice President of American Institute of Architects is Robert Ivy. He has an educational background that includes the University of the South, where he achieved his English BA, and Tulane University, where he achieved M. Arch., Architecture. While attending Tulane University, he achieved his degree with Tau Sigma Delta, which is the only national honor society for architecture and design majors. Since achieving his educational goals, Robert has had many years of experience. In 1996, he began to work for the company McGraw – Hill Companies as the Editor in Chief/ Architectural Record. For 15 years he worked with this company and by the end of his time there he was Vice President/ Editorial Director. Some of his duties included leading construction designs and construction publications that dealt with Architectural Record, Engineering News Record and more. In 2011, Robert Ivy began to work with American Institute Of Architects, heading the almost 88,000 member organization. He uses public outreach and educational initiatives to help serve clients and communities, and has helped transform AIA into a proactive, responsive and influential organization. Changes and improvements are goals of Roberts, to make it aware of the value of architects and to prepare architects for the role they will hold when addressing climate change and the sustainability and impact of design needed.

Robert Ivy not only helped AIA earn numerous publishing industry honors, but was also honored by Alpha Rho Chi, a national architecture fraternity. In the fraternity’s 100 year old history, only seven have received this honor and Robert is one, while also being the only architect selected in the 21st Century. Robert is also an author and a public speaker, helping shed light on the role and meaning of architecture and how it is an important part of our lives.

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American Institute of Architects Promotes Its Members Scientific as well as Practical Perfection

The AIA (American Institute of Architects) is an organization for professional architects in the U.S. The AIA has its headquarters in Washington, D.C., and it offers community redevelopment, government advocacy, education, as well as public outreach for supporting the profession of architecture and improving its public image. Also, the AIA works with other design members plus the construction team to help in coordinating the building industry. Currently, the AIA headed by Robert Ivy.

The AIA was founded in i857 in the NYC by a group of thirteen architects with the aim of promoting its members scientific as well as practical perfection and elevating the professional standing. The initial group included Joseph C Wells, Richard M. Upjohn, John Welch, Jacob Wrey Mould, Fred A. Petersen, Richard Morris Hunt, Edward Gardiner, Leopold Eidlitz, Henry Dudley, Henry W. Cleaveland, and Charles Babcock with Richard Upjohn working as the first president.

The group met on Feb. 23, 1857, and they decided on inviting 16 other architects who are prominent to join them, including Calvert Vaux, Thomas U. Walter, and Alexander Jackson Davis. Before their AIA establishment, anyone was capable of claiming they were an architect because they were no architectural licensing laws or schools of architecture in the U.S.

Under the New York Society of Architects name, the group drafted a constitution as well as bylaws by Mar. 10, 1857. Later, Walter of Philadelphia, suggested the group to change the name to AIA. On April 15, 1857, the members signed that new constitution, having filed the legal document called the certificate of incorporation the previous two days. The constitution was amended one year later. As of 2008, the AIA has over 300 chapters.

Over 90,000 licensed architects, as well as associated professionals’ members, are AIA members. All members of the AIA are adhering to a code of ethics plus professional conduct meant to ensure the public, clients, as well as colleagues of a dedicated architect of high standards in the professional practice.

About Robert Ivy

Ivy is the serves AIA as the CEO. Since assuming the responsibility of management, he initiated two investigations that were important to the architect’s role in the society and the architecture practice’s future. At the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting that took place in 2012, Ivy committed the American Institute of Architects to a decade-long effort of making design a catalyst to improve public health through community planning, digital programs, and research grants.

Expanding understanding and awareness of the essential role of architects, motivated Ivy to start a comprehensive effort of building a responsive as well as relevant twenty-first-century AIA that advances the position of bolsters and architects a national dialogue regarding plays in peoples’ everyday life. Visit: https://www.facebook.com/public/Robert-Ivy