An Overview of Robert Ivy

Robert Ivy is the Vice President of AIA (American Institute of Architects). AIA is an establishment for United States architects. AIA is based out of Washington, D.C. They specialize in government advocacy, public outreach and education. In 2011, Robert was named CEO of AIA. He grew up in Columbus, MS. He attended Tulane University and Sewanee. He earned a Masters of Architecture from Tulane and a Bachelor of Arts from Sewanee.

In the year 1996, Robert Ivy was appointed Editor in Chief of a company called “Architectural Record.” Following that, he served as director of McGraw-Hill Construction Media. From the years 1981 to 1996, Robert assisted Dean/Dale as their principal.

He has received many awards for his role in publications such Architectural Record. Architectural Record earned a total 26 Jesse H. Neal awards with Ivy’s assistance.


Robert’s Profound Contribution to Architecture

Robert Ivy wrote an article for The Huffington Post. In the article, Ivy spoke in depth about the effect architecture has on health. The article focuses on the foundation of healthy lifestyles. Ivy explained the epidemic of obesity in America. He extended a bridge between the architectural industry and the health industry. He says that building architecture conducive to healthy living facilitates opportunities for exercise. Ivy strongly believes in taking a creative approach to the issue at hand. He believes the future of architecture will be intertwined with public health. Young architect students are already requesting courses that teach sustainability.

Harvard University’s Chan School of Public Health offers a program that studies the effects buildings have on the human health and the environment. The new generation is the future, and their outlook is more diverse than the generations prior. The architectural industry and the public health industry are actively seeking to hire individuals with degrees in both fields.

During an interview with ZDNet, Robert stresses the importance of keeping public health at the forefront the industry. He cites the draining of swamps in Washington, D.C. as a public health concern that greatly involves builders and architects. He also mentions the eradication of housing in Manhattan for the creation of Central Park as a positive effort for public health.

Robert Ivy hopes for more research that buildings and architecture make a subnational impact on health. He wants more studies to be conducted regarding this topic. He believes if there was a proven scientific correlation between human health and public buildings, the results would be astonishing and promote action. Robert Ivy strives to think critically about his industry and facilitate a sustainable future.

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