The American Institute of Architects which represents all licensed architects and construction professionals in America appointed Robert Ivy on 1st February to control things at the position of Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice President. The board came together and did not hesitate to appoint Robert as the new CEO and EVP. AIA has been representing architects since 1857. When it started, there were very few members, and one could not tell where the organization was heading. However, the institute has since improved and has been doing a commendable job in representing the professionals in the industry. It tries to solve the issues that are affecting the members and educates the public about the importance of design in the field of architecture.
Before taking over the CEO/EVP position at AIA, Robert was one of the board members. He contributed significantly to the progress of the group and it the decision to make him the head was not a surprise to many. His knowledge in the field as well as the leadership skills that he poses made him an excellent choice. The members of the board and the other professionals in the group believe that he will take things to the next level while he is at the steering wheel. Besides serving at the American Institute of Architects, Robert also works at the Editorial Director for McGraw-Hill Construction. Here, he manages the editorial agency which produces high-quality publications in both design and construction. Roberts work is to ensure that the content is of a high standard. He has been doing so since 1996.
Robert had previously worked at Ivy Architects and at the Dean and Ivy. At the institutions, he was the principal and the managing partner respectively. He worked in the two places for more than 14 years. The experience that he attained here gave him the guidelines he needed to take over corporate management positions. He moved at the corporate level and started handling more serious roles. His hard work on various platforms has seen him win several awards including the Crane Award which he won in 2009 and the Master Architect Award in 2010. The Master Architect Award was given to him by Alpha Chi as a recognition of his contribution to public education.
Most of the people in the organization believe that Robert Ivy will ensure that AIA thrives over the years. The current signs already show that there has been an improvement in many areas. The public is being convinced of the importance of design in construction, and the number of professionals in the industry has been increasing over the years. This is happening because of the influence of AIA. This trend is likely to be maintained under the leadership of Robert Ivy.