Robert Ivy’s Dozens of Awards and His Influence in Architecture


For most career paths, there is the option of joining a professional organization, also called professional association or professional society. There are many benefits in being a part of a professional society, as it seeks to help specialists and students in that particular area find connections, further their knowledge, make new business relationships, engage in discussions and learn more about the industry.

These organizations can be non-profit, or they can be privately held.

One such professional society is the American Institute of Architects (AIA), one of the best and most comprehensive professional groups for architects. This group is led by the CEO and Executive Vice President Robert Ivy and President Carl Elefante, both of which have extensive experience in the industry.

Robert Ivy has tons of experience with the occupation and has watched the industry very closely as the Editor in Chief of the journal Architectural Record.

Robert Ivy became the Editor in Chief of the journal in 1996, and he was also the Vice President and Editorial Director of the journal McGraw-Hill Construction Media, which also included the magazines GreenSource (talked about solutions for sustainable practices in architecture) as well as Architectural Record: China, HQ Magazine, Constructor and Sweets. Read more on 

Ivy was, without a doubt, one of the most influential personalities in the media surrounding the architecture industry. He was the head of all of the famous magazines about architecture, construction, and interior design. All of this influence led Ivy to become a juror of the National Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial panel, that ended up electing the expert Frank Gehry to design the memorial.

Apart from his role in the journals and the American Institute or Architects, Robert Ivy is also known for the many awards and honors given to him as recognition for his expertise and influence. One such nomination was of General Excellence in the American Society of Magazine Editors National Magazine Award. Apart from that, Ivy’s portfolio of awards includes many Ozzies and dozens of Jesse H. Neal Awards as well as the Crain Award. Visit

Ivy remains as one of the most influential leaders of AIA and joining such an organization is important for young professionals in the area, because they have the opportunity of discussing with one of the most talented professionals in the media industry surrounding architecture.