Robert Ivy is an American architect, born in Columbus, Mississippi. He holds a bachelor and a master`s degree in architecture from Sewanee University and Tulane university respectively.
Ivy currently lives in Washington, DC. He is the CEO and EVP of the American Institutes of Architects. Previously he worked in McGraw-Hill Construction company as VP and Editorial Director where during his tenure he oversaw publications of 33 genres.
Robert Ivy Awards
It was during Robert Ivy leadership when Architectural Record won many publishing prizes including the premier magazine journalism award. In 2009, Ivy was awarded Crain Award which is an individual recognition from American Business Media`s. Ivy`s effectiveness in communicating design values won him landslide votes as a “Master Architect” in Alpha Rho Chi back in 2010. These are but some of his awards he has been awarded.
Benefits of Joining AIA
AIA was established back in 1857 by 13 architects who had a common interest, and with time the company has grown to have over 91,000 members. Their headquarters are in Washington, Dc with more than 260 chapters all over US territories.
The educational program is one of the benefits in joining AIA organization. Education opens up a peoples ability to see, feel and the way they decide through conducting original research. When one joins AIA learns association knowledge which is a quicker way to learn rather than developing tools and researching on your own.
Industry interest plays a vital role for members through prioritizing lobbying power. AIA has a branch that engages to sway policymakers into making decisions that benefit its members. Example of Industry Interest power according to Robert Ivy seen working also for members as in the Architect profession when they fought against tax legislation.
Collecting Credentials of members is of important to both the member and the organization. Through servicing society committee will show your current and future employer that you have enough leadership skills while filling for any vacant making your resume stand out. Joining AIA for example through its codes of conduct you are assured of peace of mind in relating with your colleagues.
The benefits of being a member of AIA are numerous therefore take a step and become part of them as there are no regrets.