Alpha Rho Chi, a national architecture fraternity, has recognized Robert Ivy, FAIA, vice president and editorial director of McGraw-Hill Construction Media and editor-in chief of Architectural Record, with the prestigious—and rarely bestowed—designation of “Master Architect.”
With the honor, Ivy joins an exclusive group. Since its founding in 1914, Alpha Rho Chi had named only seven recipients of the “Master Architect” designation: Nathan Ricker (the first graduate of an American architectural school), Cass Gilbert, Eliel Saarinen, John Wellborn Root, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Richard Buckminster Fuller, and I.M. Pei.
Selected for his contributions to communicating the value of design both within the fraternity and to the larger world, Ivy will serve in an honorary, mentoring role with the students and alumni of Alpha Rho Chi. He was also honored last year at American Business Media’s Neal Awards as the 2009 Crain Award Winner, also a significant prize.
James H. McGraw, IV, vice president and group publisher, McGraw-Hill Construction, described Ivy as “a thoughtful and experienced leader,” who through his work “is helping to educate, lead, and inspire the construction industry’s next generation of designers.”