Improving Architecture Holistically

Robert Ivy, FAIA, holds a master of Architecture from Tulane University in 1976. He pursued a bachelor’s of art in English at University of the South. He also is a higher-ranking fellow of Design Future Council. Today, Robert Ivy is CEO and Executive Vice President of AIA (American Institute of Architects) based out of District of Columbia, Washington. He was named AIA’s CEO in 2011. Prior to this he worked at McGraw-Hill construction media as it Vice President and Editorial Director since 1996. Visit to know more about Robert Ivy.

About AIA. Founded in 1857, AIA’s aim was to raise standing of architecture profession and perfect skill of its members who are over 90000.It has the following levels of membership; architect, associate, international associate, emeritus and allied members. Fellow of the American Institute of Architecture (FAIA) is the most esteemed honor one can get.

AIA has for long shown approval and appreciation of persons and organization that have delivered in the architecture profession and also to it. To help the community, it participates in urban and regional developments. It assists the youth by offering internship programs, employment referral and courses. AIA has a code of ethics to hold members to account. Hiring managers find tranquility in the codes when they employ members, thus belong to the association increases once lobbying powers.


United States plan to increase levies on aluminum and steel has not been welcomed by AIA. Carl Elefante, AIA President and Robert Ivy in a press statement stated the move would inflate the price of other building materials and tamper with the domestic design. It would moreover affect the construction industry, economic growth and loss of jobs

Achievements. Alpha Rho Chi which supports national architecture named Robert Ivy as Master Architect in 2011.This is due to the fact that he has helped AIA attain its highest level of association in it over 150 years of operation and widened its global presence. He also was recognized by the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters to receive the Polk Award receiving Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award. This was the first instance it was awarded to an architect, most of the time they award those in performing arts. Follow Robert Ivy at Twitter.