Robert A. Ivy, FAIA, who become Editor-in-Chief of Architectural Record in 1996, was appointed Executive Vice President and CEO of the national American Institute of Architects in 2010.
In addition to presiding over RECORD, Ivy has acted as the Vice President and Editorial Director of McGraw-Hill Construction Media since 2003, overseeing the editorial quality of numerous print and online publications. Under his aegis, RECORD became one of the most circulated architectural journals in the world.
In 2009, Ivy received the Crane Award, the American Business Media’s highest recognition for an individual, for his lifetime contributions to the press. In 2010, he was named a Master Architect by Alpha Rho Chi, the architectural fraternity; he joins a list of recipients including Buckminster Fuller and I.M. Pei.
Ivy holds an M.Arch from Tulane University and a B.A. in English from the University of the South, in Sewanee, Tennessee. The AIA published Ivy’s book, Fay Jones: Architect in 1992. Ivy is a member of CICA, the International Circle of Architecture Critics, a former national board member of the AIA and the American Architecture Foundation. He currently serves on the advisory boards of four architecture schools including Tulane University, Mississippi State University, Auburn University’s Rural Studio, and Tongji University School of Architecture and Urban Planning in Shanghai, China.