Have you ever wondered what goes on in the creative minds of architects? How genuine artists are able to create such remarkable buildings such as the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, and the Thomas Jefferson Memorial?Well CEO and EVP Robert Ivy of the American Institute of Architects is a keen expert and he can tell you everything there is to know about architecture.
Who Is Robert Ivy?
Robert is more than an Executive Vice President and CEO. He is an architectural genius. Let’s start from the beginning. Robert Ivy had a very intriguing past before he became an Executive Vice President and CEO. In terms of his early life, there isn’t much he shares with the public about his personal life outside of being an architect. However, it is known fact that he was born in Columbus, Mississippi.
Furthermore, he was an excellent student and did exceptionally well in his academic career. In 1969, he graduated cum laude from Sewanee: The University of the South, receiving his Bachelor’s Degree in English. Upon the completion of his undergraduate program, he attended Tulane University, graduating with a Master’s Degree in Architecture in 1976.
It should have been no surprise to his peers that Robert would one day have a tremendous impact on the architecture industry. Similarly to his academic career, he flourished in his professional career as well.
He started out as the Editor in Chief of the Architectural Record for the company McGraw —Hill in 1966. The Architectural Record is undoubtedly the most leading Architectural journal in the world. The magazine is the ultimate source guide used by architects. It contains pertinent information regarding design news, continuing education, and standards for creating buildings, houses, and other various projects.
Robert Ivy has thrived over the years as an sensational author, editor, and practicing architect. Throughout many years of hard work and dedication, he continued to climb the ladder of great achievements. While working for McGraw—Hill, he was later promoted to Vice President and Editorial Director. He stayed with the company for over 14 years and remained there until 2011.
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When Did Robert Ivy Become EVP and CEO of AIA?
In February 2011 he became Executive Vice President and CEO of the American Institute of Architects. The AIA primarily advocates for architecture. It is an organization known for equipping architects with elite resources to do superb work. Robert has held these office positions for quite some time: 7 years and running as of date.
What is Robert Ivy’s Take on Public Health?
Robert Ivy has always taken pride in creating beautiful designs, but it doesn’t stop there. Not only has architecture been a lifelong passion of Robert Ivy, but so are other ventures such as public health. Robert’s Ivy’s firmly believes the architects should be aware of public health in respect to architecture. Moreover, raise public health awareness.
Robert has written several articles about statistical health data. He goes on record, reporting these health risks and the threat they pose to society. It’s seems that obesity and diabetes are some of the threats. Sadly, there are several people that are unaware they even have these conditions.
So what are the options in respect to architecture? What are the solutions you may ask? Well, Robert proposes architects improve public health through their profession. He further adds, architects should team up with public health officials in order to design building to help promote exercise for the general public. It is not only about creating buildings, but it is also about building better and healthier lifestyles. Hence, building outside and within.