Robert Ivy Shines In The Field Of Architecture

Robert Ivy was appointed to serve as Architectural Record’s Editor in Chief in 1996. Once he resumed to this post, he helped the publication to grow and become one of the most read architectural journals in the world. Robert Ivy also served as the Deputy President and editorial director of McGraw-Hill Construction Media. He participated in the selection of architect Frank Gehry when he was hired to design the National Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial.

Before his appointment at Architectural Record, Ivy worked as a principal at Dean and Dale that criticized much national publication. Under his leadership, Architectural Record has been awarded numerous publication honors such as the American Society of Magazine Editors National Magazine Award for General Excellence, an achievement for a professional journal, and the premier magazine journalism award. Additionally, the Architectural Record also received the 26 Jesse H. Neal Awards, 2008 MPA Digital Award for Website of the Year, and 7 Ozzies: Folio Design Awards.

Due to his commitment to this industry, Ivy was honored with the Crain Award. It is the highest recognition for an individual in the American business media category. Before receiving the prestigious award, Ivy had received other distinctions such as the McGraw-Hill Award for Management Excellence in 1998. Due to his determination and effectiveness in educating others about the value of design, the national architecture fraternity voted to name him as the Master Architect. Robert is a prominent architect who shares his designation with iconic architects such as:
• Dr. Nathan Clifford Ricker
• Cass Gilbert
• Eliel Saarinen
• John Wellborn Root
• Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
• Richard Buckminster Fuller
• I.M. Pei

Robert Ivy is among the seven individuals to be honored with this award in the fraternity’s ten decades of history. Ivy can skillfully spice up a conversation on innovation from the history of the United States’ urban planning to why it is vital for architects to share ideas with software programmers. He serves as the chief executive officer and deputy president of American Institute of Architects (AIA). AIA is a membership-based professional agency. His focus on the organization is in building, design, and construction of industries.

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Susan McGalla Is A Strong Woman At The Top Of Her Game

A June 2017 PhillyPurge article demonstrates the difficulties women face when attempting to break into traditionally male-dominated work environments even for the most highly-qualified female. It specifically points out that executive sponsorship and mentorship of motivated and qualified women within the corporate structure is one of the most effective ways to promote gender diversification of the corporate workforce. Such opportunities provide women an avenue to prove their mettle, highlight their strengths and ability to operate successfully within the corporate environment. Statistically speaking “gender-diverse companies outperform their counterparts at a rate of 15% which is due in part to their openness to multiple perspectives.” Therefore companies that allow the proverbial glass ceiling to remain intact virtually diminish the potentiality of greater success when they fail to promote well-qualified hard-working women to the upper echelons of the corporate structure.


Susan McGalla was able to break through that virtual barrier using steadfast determination and every bit of knowledge she gained during her educational career at the University of Mount Union (UMU) a private liberal arts college located in Alliance, Ohio. She earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Marketing from UMU in 1986 the rigors of which laid the groundwork for her many accomplishments in the business world over the last 31 years.


In 2015 Susan McGalla began working for The Pittsburgh Steelers LLC. where she remains as the Vice President of Business Strategy and Creative Development. This is an admirable achievement for a woman of Susan McGalla’s caliber in such a male dominated industry. She is no stranger to performing well in a male dominated environment beginning with her familial background as the only female child with two brothers. Thanks to her hard-fought successes other women know they can shatter their glass ceilings too.


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