Robert Ivy has been named the Chief Executive Officer of Board of the American Institute of Architects. The Board is an organization that has been representing professionals in the field for over a hundred and fifty years. Their national office is located in Washington, D.C. Here, two hundred and six employees work hard every day to provide appropriate representation for skilled professionals. Industry experts can turn to the organization for a vast array of varied services. The organization has a fifty-six million dollar annual budget, making it one of the premier industry representation organizations in the world. In addition to the Washington, D.C. headquarters, there are also over three hundred chapters. Chapters of the Board of the American Institute of Architects can be found in the United States and many nations overseas. Their goals are to help industry professionals and the public connect. They wish to help showcase the value of great design.
A New Leader
The organization’s new leader brings a great deal to the table. Robert Ivy has achieved national recognition and acclaim for his contributions to this field. He was a principal with his firm Ivy Associates for over a decade. During his time in the field directly, he has been the recipient of many awards. He won the Crane Award in 2009. This is a top industry award for lifetime achievement by the American Business Media. He was honored for his many contributions to the business media field. He has also been honored as a Master Architect. Alpha Rho Chi is a fraternity devoted to the training and development of future architectural students. Robert Ivy has an undergraduate degree in English from Sewanee: The University of the South. He also has a master’s degree in architecture from Tulane University in New Orleans. Such a background makes him highly qualified to lead the Institute of Architects.
As the Chief Executive Office of the Board of the American Institute of Architects, he has made it clear that he intends to focus the board’s attention on many important issues of concern to his members. He hopes to continue to bring ideas of modern design methods to the forefront of the American design scene. He also hopes to help educate the public about architecture. In the past, he has been involved with the board as he has served as a highly celebrated Fellow. In this capacity, Robert Ivy has helped to formulate many policies of national concern. He knows that the public and the industry’s professionals look to the board for leadership. In his new CEO role, he also hopes to continue the job has decided his entire life to: promoting the important principles of great architectural design.