Robert Ivy: A Trend Setter In Architecture Design

Who is Robert Ivy?

Robert Ivy has dedicated his life to the field of architecture design. He began his lifelong passion for architecture with his education. He completed his undergraduate and graduate studies at Tulane University in New Orleans, LA. He received a Master’s degree in Architecture and a BA (cum laude) in English.

Robert Ivy Early Design Career

Early on in his career, Mr. Ivy worked as a juror on the panel that selected the design of the National Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial. From 1981-1996, he worked as a critic for national organizations. This was the start to his many contributions to the architecture sector.


In 1996 Robert Ivy became the Editor in Chief of Architectural Record, he leads the journal to unprecedented success. The Architectural Journal is one of the world’s most-read journals.


Awards & Recognition

Robert Ivy editorial expertise lead him to win numerous industry honors. His awards are recognized on a national and local level. He was awarded by; the American Society of Magazines, which is a national award not commonly won by a professional journal. He also received honors from the Jesse H. Neal awards in Architectural Records, Folio Design awards, and MPA digital awards.

Career Advancement

Ivy also became the Vice-President and Editorial Director of McGraw-Hill Construction Media. This position includes working with the Green Source; The Magazine of Sustainable Design and SNAP. He also worked with Architectural Record: China, HQ Magazine, ENR, Constructor, and Sweets. Robert Ivy was rewarded for his excellent editorial skills. He received the McGraw-Hill Award for Management Excellence in 1998. He serves as a Senior Fellow of the Design Futures Council.

Alpha Rho Chi Award

Robert Ivy received the Alpha Rho Chi award by a unanimous vote from the architecture fraternity. The fraternity has been in existence for 100 years. There are only 6 other people who were awarded such an honorable award. The Fraternity has bestowed such an honorable award upon Mr. Ivy for his communication of the value of design. He is the only “Master Architect” that had been awarded in the 21st century.

Published Biography

In 2001 Robert Ivy published his Fay Jones: Architect. The book is a biography that show-case, Frank Lloyd’s work, as an apprentice to an American Architect. The Art Library Society of North America issued Mr. Ivy a notable award for the highest standards of scholarship, design, and production.

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