Robert Ivy currently works at the American Institute of Architects (AIA) as the executive vice president. Meanwhile, the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters (MIAL) have awarded Mr. Ivy with the coveted Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award. In fact, Robert Ivy is the first architect to receive this award, which recognizes art patrons and artists in Mississippi for supporting, creating, and performing art exceptionally. Artist Walter Anderson, actor Morgan Freeman, and writer Eudora Welty are some of the past honorees of the Polk Award.
No one matches Robert Ivy in Mississippi when it comes to communicating the values of architecture to the public. Mr. Ivy features in an acclaimed list of honorees of the Noel Polk Award for his achievements as an architect, commentator, and writer. Moreover, Ivy’s efforts as a practicing architect, editor, author, and the CEO of AIA since 2011 has made him a worthy ambassador of the architecture profession. The Noel Polk Award came as an honor for his professional and personal achievements as a Mississippi native.
Robert Ivy has influenced AIA and expanded its global presence since taking over as the CEO in 2011. In fact, AIA is currently at its highest membership level since its establishment 160 years ago. Moreover, Mr. Ivy also expects an official acknowledgment during an event scheduled on 2nd June.
About Robert Ivy
Robert rose to the rank of the editor in chief of Architectural Record in 1996. Under his tenure, Ivy worked hard to make Architectural Record the most read architectural journal in the world. Over time, Ivy moved to McGraw-Hill Construction Media as the Editorial Director and Vice President. Under his tenure as the editor in chief, Architectural Record was honored with numerous publishing awards for its excellence. They include the American Society of Magazine Award, the premier magazine journalism award as well as the National Magazine Award, which is a rare achievement for an architectural journal.
In 2009, the American Business Media awarded Mr. Ivy with the Crain Award, which is the most prestigious award for an architect. Robert had also received the coveted McGraw-Hill Award in 1998 for his excellence in management. The Design Future Council also made Ivy its senior fellow in the same year. Recently in 2010, the national architecture fraternity, Alpha Rho Chi, named Mr. Ivy the Master Architect. Over time, Robert has received numerous awards for his efforts in communicating the value of architecture profession and design.
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