Robert Ivy Keeps A Watch On The Future Of Architecture

Robert Ivy is a very talented and inspiring architect. One of his many attributes is the ability to look to the future of architecture while maintaining respect for the past. He fulfilled a lifelong dream of becoming an architect by earning a Masters of Architecture from Tulane University following the completion of a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in English from Sewanee: The University of the South.

Ivy rose to distinction by becoming the CEO (Chief Executive Officer) of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). He envisioned seeing architects offering more than just building design, but as creative consultants to a variety of industries and not just the building and construction industry. As business schools promote and implement design-thinking programs, architects will be well positioned to analyze and solve such related problems.

As the building trades experience changes, Robert Ivy recognizes that architects have become a mainstay. The future is projected to be sustainable design and all trades and industries are embracing the shift. Architects, as well as landscape architects have become responsible for stemming the tide against environmental assault. The architectural design industry has become the task master to help preserve the environment and return damaged and disturbed elements back to its original form.

According to Ivy, it is the architect that has led the charge when it comes to changing the way buildings and landscapes are designed and protected. Building designs are embracing the protection of such features against wea5ther events such as hurricanes, tornados and earthquakes. The ultimate goal is to minimize destruction due to such events and minimize and even eliminate loss of life.

Robert Ivy has an extensive background in architectural design, construction, as well as permitting such projects and has made it his mission to uphold best design and construction practices. He has achieved that through his years as a principal at Dean & Ivy and Dean/Dale, as well as authoring a number of publications guiding architectural design. Ivy served as the Editor in Chief of the Architectural Record and through his leadership grew to become a world renowned and widely read journal.

In addition, Ivy also served as the VP (vice President), as well as the Editorial Director of McGraw Hill Construction Media which includes such publications as Sweets Catalogs, Constructor, ENR (Engineering News Record), HQ Magazine, Architectural Record: China, SNAP and the Sustainable Design magazine. Ivy was also a member of the panel that selected the architect to design the National Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial.

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