Robert Ivy: Architect of Innovation

     Robert Ivy is a highly respected and distinguished architect that has served in several different architectural organizations. Ivy was born in Columbus, Mississippi. After completing high school, he received a Bachelor’s of Art degree in English from Sewanee University of the South in Tennessee and a Masters of Architecture from Tulane University located in Louisiana. In the years following the completion of his education, he worked in several editorial and architectural positions.

For fifteen years, from 1981 through 1996, Robert Ivy was a principal architect at Dean/Dale, Dean & Ivy Architectural firm (now called Dean and Dean). This firm is located in his home state of Mississippi. He also served as an editor for several architectural publications. These publications include Architectural Record, and McGraw-Hill Construction Media. In 2001 Ivy authored, “Fay Jones: Architect”,the definitive biography of Fay Jones who served as an apprentice to Frank Lloyd Wright.

Ivy is also a member of Alpha Rho Chi, an architecture fraternity. In 2010, Ivy was named a “Master Architect” by the fraternity and joined the likes of other “Master Architects” including Cass Gilbert, John Wellborn Root and Richard Buckminster Fuller. Robert Ivy currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer at American Institute of Architects (AIA).

Robert Ivy was appointed to the position at AIA in 2011. Since becoming the CEO, he has completely altered the manner in which architects are served and encouraged in their endeavors. Although the AIA has always had a rich legacy, Ivy has propelled the organization into one that is influential and responsive to the architecture industry. Some of his most important improvements to the organization has been to streamline governance and improve the technology infrastructure of the entire organization.

In the spring of 2017, Ivy elaborated on the obesity epidemic in America and the need for architects to design buildings that take human health into consideration. These health conscious designs include letting more sunlight into buildings and designs that encourage physical activity. To bring these designs to fruition, Ivy proposes that universities develop programs for architecture students that address design from a public health perspective.

Robert Ivy is dedicated to the advancement of architecture in the 21st century. He is committed to solving design deficits while also incorporating new technologies. Robert Ivy is committed to creating a future for architecture that incorporates innovative design and addresses the needs of a changing population.

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The Importance of Using Securus Technologies’ Wireless Containment Solution

Robert Thomas has a highly interesting story to tell. He works as a prison guard in his hometown. One of the main duties he has is to confiscate contraband items. This includes things like drugs and cell phones. Many people don’t understand how dangerous cell phones truly are when they fall into the wrong hands. They can be as dangerous, or possibly more dangerous than drugs. Robert Thomas is living proof of how dangerous cell phones can be when they fall into the hands of prison inmates.


Robert was simply doing his job when he confiscated the cell phone of a very violent inmate one day. The inmate then retaliated by taking the cell phone of another inmate. He used the cell phone to make a call to a known hit man. He then hired the hitman to kill Robert. Robert was in his home early one morning when the hitman broke into his home. He ran to the bathroom to keep the man from reaching Robert’s wife. The hitman then shot Robert six times and left him for dead. Robert was able to get to the emergency room in time to undergo surgery. He lived, but his story is proof of how dangerous cell phones can be when they fall into the hands of prison inmates.


It is for this reason that Securus Technologies is pioneering a revolutionary technology to be installed in prisons across the country. The technology is called the Wireless Containment Solution. Once it is installed, it successfully blocks all wireless communication. It also blocks cell phones from being able to connect to wireless networks. The technology is hugely successful and is being used by prisons across the United States.


Not only does the Wireless Containment Solution block all wireless communication, it also seeks out and pin point the exact location of any cell phones that have been successfully smuggled in. This is important because it helps prison security to not only block any cell phone communication, but to actually find who is utilizing or attempting to utilize a cell phone. This allows prison security guards to get a better idea of who is behind the ring of cell phones being smuggled in.


Thanks to Securus Technologies’ Wireless Containment Solution, prison security is much better equipped to combat the use of illegal cell phones. This is greatly increasing prison security throughout the United States. It is also greatly increasing security for those outside of prison walls that may have been threatened by inmates using contraband cell phones. Having this technology in place is essential to prison security and through the Wireless Containment Solution, people everywhere can rest much safer at night knowing that cell phones don’t fall into the hands of prisoners.