A strong foundation
Robert Ivy has accomplished numerous honorable feats in his time. There is no doubt that some of his success stemmed from his productive past. While attending the Tulane University in New Orleans, Robert Ivy became an honorary of the Tau Sigma Delta honor society.
He holds a master of architecture from the Tulane University ranked in the top 50 universities in the United States. Ivy became the Editor-in-Chief of Architectural Record; a magazine that has been in print for over 125 years. He was also Vice President & Editorial Director of McGraw Hill Construction.
Motif is the motive
While Robert Ivy was Editor-in-Chief of Architectural Record, he remained an asset to the publication as it won the premier magazine journalism award and the American Society of Magazine Editors National Magazine Award for General Excellence and received the McGraw-Hill Award for Management Excellence. In a show of respect for the pioneers or architecture Ivy published Fay Jones: Architect. This publication covered E. Fay Jones; an AIA Gold Medalist and one of the brightest architects of the 20th Century.Motif: a usually recurring salient thematic element (as in the arts); especially: a dominant idea or central theme. (Merriam Webster, n.d.)Throughout his career and life Robert Ivy’s central theme has been to improve the organizations and companies he is involved with. With hard work and dedication he has continuously set the bar to new heights.
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Blueprint of tomorrow
Robert Ivy speaks frequently about the future of architecture and the importance of its recognition. Recently he announced a new ad campaign in 2015 that would communicate these same values to the community and professionals alike. In that same year he also spoke about The relevancy of architecture in 2020 and beyond. He touched on subjects like energy consumption, population growth and how architecture affects these factors. It’s easy to get lost in all of Ivy’s accomplishments and forget the focus and vision that wins awards such as these. The awards that Robert Ivy has won or helped to win are testaments to his passion to construct a better tomorrow. He plans on a nation and maybe even a world with better buildings, roads and others structures that are safer and more efficient. Ivy has always been ahead of his time and remains the corner stone in building a better Future.
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