Robert Ivy is the chief executive officer and EVP for American Institute of Architects, AIA. He is receiving an award for Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement from the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters, MIAL. This is the frits time that an architect is receiving this kind of award, Polk Award. The award is going into the hands of Robert Ivy whose work over a long time in performing, creating, and art support is worthy of being noticed.
Robert will be among the small set of people who are most distinguished in Mississippi to receive such kind of an honor. Some of them include Eudora Welty who is a writer, Morgan Freeman an actor, Shelby Foote a writer, late Walter Anderson an artist, and Leontyne Price, a singer. Robert has worked hard to ensure that the architecture becomes most accessible to all members of the public. He is recognized as an author, writer, and commentator in the architectural industry. This gave Robert a direct honor to be one of the honorees for the prestigious Noel Polk Award.
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Since he became the chief executive officer of AIA in 2011, Robert Ivy has been a great ambassador of the architectural profession in the world with skills manifested in authorship, editorial work, and practice of architect. The award has come in at the right time to crown Robert with the honor for his achievements in his profession and personal life. The other fact is that he is a native of Mississippi. The president for AIA, Carl Elefante congratulated Robert for this milestone in his career life.
Formerly, Ivy was editor-in-chief for Architectural Record of McGraw-Hill before he joined AIA. All this time, Ivy was able to push for the success of the Architectural Record, and it became the most known leading to the acquisition of numerous award. Besides, Robert led the team of construction and design media where he launched the Mandarin version for the Architectural Record as well as the Middle East. Coming to AIA, Robert Ivy is a cornerstone that has caused much growth in Institute. Ivy has received many other awards and honors in his lifetime over time. He was honored by Alpha Rho Chi regarding his noticeable effectiveness in bringing out the value of design into the world. Robert has a Bachelor of Arts from the Sewanee as well as a masters degree in Architecture from Tulane University. Before he ventured into his career deeply, Robert was an officer in the United States Navy.
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