In 1996 architect Robert Ivy was officially appointed to the position of editor in chief of “Architectural Record.” Some sources say Ivy was the driving force behind the growth of the publication and was instrumental in making it one of the world’s “most read” architectural journals.
Ivy was also once employed as editorial director and deputy president of McGraw-Hill Construction Media. He was specifically involved in choosing the architect Frank Gehry to actually design the famous National Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial. Prior to signing on with the “Architectural Record”, Ivy was also employed at “Dean and Dale.”
Robert Ivy is also credited for the “Architectural Record” being honored with a number of different publication awards. Said awards include the famous American Society of Magazine Editors National Magazine Award for General Excellence. For those not in the know, this is one of the highest awards for magazine journalism. It recognizes significant achievement by a professional journal. The “Architectural Record” has also garnered the 2008 MPA Digital Award for Website of the Year, 7 Ozzie Folio Design Awards, and 26 Jesse H. Neal Awards as well.
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Because Robert Ivy is so committed to his business, he was presented with the Crain Award in the American business media category. The Crain Award is reported to one of the highest honors one in the industry can receive. Prior to being presented with that particular award, he had already racked up numerous other distinctions a well.
In 1998 he was given the McGraw-Hill Award for Management Excellence. The NAF (National Architecture Fraternity) also picked Ivy as a “Master Architect” citing his professional effectiveness and determination in furthering people’s’ education concerning the inherent value of architectural design. Indeed, Ivy is but one of only eight people to ever receive this specific honor in the organization’s century-long history. He is now among a group of nigh iconic architects that includes: Richard Buckminster Fuller, Cass Gilbert, I.M. Pei, Doctor Nathan Clifford Ricker, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, John Wellborn Root, and Eliel Saarinen.
Robert Ivy’s personal knowledge of the business is such that at any moment he can speak on various different aspects of innovative architecture. He is currently employed as the CEO (chief executive officer) and the AIA’s (American Institute of Architects) deputy president. The AIA is a professional organization of architects. Robert Ivy’s present focus is on design and construction.
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