Robert Ivy Contribution To AIA

Education
Robert Ivy did his Master’s degree in Architecture from Tulane university school of architecture and also did his Bachelor`s degree of arts from the University of the South in Sewanee.

Career
Robert Ivy was a principal at Dean/Dale. Ivy was a critic for national publications for almost sixteen years since 1981. In 1996 he became the vice president and a director in the editing of McGraw Hill construction media that published, ‟The magazine of sustainable Design, SNAP, ENR and Sweets” of Green Source. During appointment of Frank Gehtry to design National Dwight D Memorial, Ivy was a part of the panel as a Jura. In 2011 Robert Ivy became the CEO and the vice president of ‟American Institute of Architects” after succeeding Christine McEntee who had just resigned in July. Ivy currently lives in Washington Dc.

Awards
Robert Ivy earned many honors in the publishing industry since he was enthusiastic and excellent in his work. His awards included best National Magazine award, premier journalism award, and 7 Ozzies Folio Design award for best website of the year. Ivy also received 26 Jesse H. Neal awards and the McGraw-Hill Award for excelling in management. In 2009, the American Business Media recognized Ivy as the highest individual and awarded him with the Crain Award.

American Institute of Architects
AIA was established in 1857 by 13 architects but has proliferated with time currently having over 91,000 members’ headquarters are in Washington, Dc and have over 260 chapters around the world. The institute has various benefits;
• It creates opportunities for networking and also enables members to build and boost their credibility.
• Helps members to develop a relationship with other networking associations which may result in work opportunities.
• It has a code of ethics that give peace of mind to clients and when hiring staffs and managers.
• The AIA fees charges are affordable, and members can pay for themselves or their employers pay for them.
• It has tools and resources that support members who are either experienced architects, emerging professional, recent graduate or sole practitioner,
• Members are connected globally with other professionals who share a passion for architecture, design, and the built environment.

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