Architectural Record Editor-in-Chief Leaves to Become CEO of American Institute of Architects

While the American Institute of Architects gains a new leader, Architectural Record is losing one. It’s been announced that the magazine’s long-time editor-in-chief, Robert Ivy, has accepted the position of CEO and Executive Vice President of the AIA effective February 1st. Ivy had been with the magazine since 1996, as well as serving as an executive within publisher McGraw-Hill‘s Construction Media department, “overseeing the editorial quality of numerous print and online publications.” The move comes just seven months after the AIA announced that it would be leaving Architectural Record as their official magazine in favor of Architect, both of which in combination, have commenters voicing concerns about AR‘s longevity. Ivy will be taking over at the AIA and stepping into the role formerly occupied by Christine McEntee, who left this past summer for a position outside of the industry. As for the magazine now replacing Ivy, the Chicago Tribune‘s Blair Kamin reports that they will be on the hunt shortly.