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Ivy plans year-end exit from American Institute of Architects

CEO says group is on good footing despite pandemic, is proud of its stance on social issues such as immigration, climate change


May 7, 2021
By Walt Williams

Robert Ivy will retire as executive vice president/CEO of the American Institute of Architects at the end of the year, stepping down from an organization he has led for a decade.

Ivy, 73, joined AIA in 2011 as the organization and the profession were reeling from the Great Recession. A former AIA board member, Ivy oversaw an organizational overhaul that whittled the association’s board of directors from 54 to 16 seats. More recently, he has guided AIA through efforts to tackle climate change through architecture and expand diversity, equity and inclusion in the profession.