Robert Ivy: AIA President

by JimHanson82 .

Businessman Robert Ivy is a popular and experienced architect. At present, Ivy is serving as the executive vice-president and CEO (chief executive officer) of a professional organization known as the American Institute of Architects.

Ivy had held the position since the year 2011. He strives to ensure the group’s growth had to help everyone meet their goals. Some say architects such as Ivy hold an important role in society because they design where we live and work.

Ivy believes architects must be trained and educated to help them avoid making costly mistakes. After all, designing homes comes with a number of different challenges. Ivy himself studied at what some consider the best educational institutions in the United States.

Following his graduation from high school, Ivy headed for Tulane University. The degree he earned there laid the foundation for his successful career in the field of architecture. Prior to architecture, Ivy had earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English.

Prior to working at AIA, Ivy secured employment with a few other architectural firms in the United States. Not only is Ivy now the AIA vice-president, he is also reported to be an influential member of the organization known as the International Circle of Architecture Critics or ICAC. In his position of executive president and executive director, he continues to be quite vocal on a couple of big issues.

He is concerned about the reputation of all architects. This is why the society strives to maintain respect for the people working in the profession. Ivy also focuses on the very future of the profession. Ivy’s experience is said to have helped the AIA increase its membership most notably in New York City and all its neighboring areas.

Robert Ivy has gone on to prove to the members of the AIA that his education and work experience have given him the right leadership skills. As AIA leader he oversees all the daily activities at the institution aided by his staff. When the AIA was officially founded, no one had any inkling of just what kind of an impact it would have on the architectural industry.

Initially, the organization had but a handful of members interested in the field of architecture. Several years passed and things began to happen. Today the AIA is considered to be one of the top professional organizations in the U.S. and is headquartered in New York.