Robert Ivy Receives Lifetime Achievement Award
Robert Ivy of AIA Bags Lifetime Achievement Award
Robert Ivy is the Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). He has been serving in this managerial position since 2011. Robert graduated from the Tulane University with a Master’s degree in Architecture. Besides, he holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Sewanee: The University of the South.
Before his time at American Institute of Architects, Robert worked for the Architectural Record. He served as the Editor in Chief while there from 1996. In his early career days, McGraw-Hill Construction Media was his employer.
His contribution to the company was significant. During his time, the company took home several awards in the construction sector. Some of the awards are The Premier Magazine Journalism Award and The American Society of Magazine Award for General Excellence.
Richard Ivy has made numerous contributions as an architect. He has accomplished so much, and his works have received immense recognition in different categories. In 2009, The American Business Media crowned Robert Ivy with the Vrain Award.
In the individuals’ group, that is the highest ranking award. He has also received honors with other awards such as the McGraw-Hill Award for Management Excellence. That award appreciated the exceptional managerial skills that he has continued to display over the years. He is also known as a Master Architect together with a few others.
AIA’s primary focus is the incorporation of people’s wellbeing into their architectural designs. Richard Ivy is a firm believer in moving the force of design into the public health domain. While there, it will undergo rigorous examination and the observations and results debated accordingly.
Robert prompts those who challenge the works of architects; i .e.the designs, to come forward and present their case. He urges them to table proofs that support their arguments.
Health and safety make top off the list considered by architects in their work. That is in line with basic design rules. The designers ensure easy accessibility of sunlight, clean and fresh water to their construction works. Designs do not impound limits on the architectural practice. The practice is also opening up to supplementary services.
Robert Ivy inspires and encourages his fellow architects to embrace sustainable designs in their work. The AIA is taking up sustainability as a code of action to enhance its embracement. The planners believe it is a step in the right direction, towards curbing the population strains facing the planet currently.
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