Robert Ivy is the CEO and executive vice-president of AIA (American Institute of Architects) and apparently the circumference of this piece of writing. Talking about his qualifications, he holds a Masters Degree of Architecture from Tulane University and a Bachelors Degree of Arts in English from Sewanee (The University of the South).
Robert Ivy has had a great career, from leading and succeeding many national publications to publishing Fay Jones in 2001. His achievements speaks for themselves.In 1996, he became the Editor in Chief of the Architectural Records. All the recognition that his work has been given throughout these years show his remarkable career in Architecture. He has received McGraw Hill Award for Management Excellence in 1998. In 2009, Ivy was honored with the Crain Award, the American Business Media’s highest recognition Award for individual. During his tenure in Architectural Record, it successfully bagged numerous publishing industry awards. Some of which are the premier magazine journalism award and the American Society of Magazine Editors National Magazine Award for General Excellence. From 1981 until 1996 Ivy was a principal architect at Dean/Dale, Dean & Ivy. He was an avid critic during this period as well and his work was published in many industry publications.
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Robert Ivy gracefully delineates that architecture in its own unique ways influences public health. According to him, non communicable diseases like diabetes and heart diseases can be eradicated with remarkable involvement of architecture. If buildings and cities can be designed persuasively which provides public with surroundings comfortable and motivational enough to take a run or a walk ,then it shall positively affect health habits of the public. Adding a practical example to this thought he specially mentions the Central Park of New York City which was initially designed with a concept of providing the public with a general communicable space where people could have good social interaction according to thehill.com. But as it now turns out to be , it can be observed that this piece of architecture has been successful to highly influence the public health in its own distinct ways. The materials that the architects chooses for the project highly determines the outcome .
With this Robert Ivy further explains that the scope of architecture is no more confined to just design as it can be useful in aspects like provisioning disaster relief solutions too. The architecture sector which was more focused in lighting in the past decades has evolved into more sustained focus i.e. the productivity of people. Robert Ivy wants the young Architects to think beyond the field of architecture and be able to connect to peoples lives with their work.