In his lifetime, Robert Ivy did not imagine that he would one day receive an achievement award. The current CEO and EVP of the American Institute of Architects was recently honoured by Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters as the winner of the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award. It was a unique moment for Ivy and other architects since the award has always been dedicated to art patrons and artists from Mississippi. Other honourees that have received the award in the past include Walter Andersen in 1989, Leontyne Price in 2000, Eduora Welty in 2001, and Shelby Foote in 2004. Read more about Robert Ivy at Tulane School of Architecture website.
Robert Ivy’s success that led to the award
The Architect has been the American Institute of Architects (AIA) CEO as from 2011. He is also an editor, author, and a professional architect who makes his qualify for being an architectural ambassador. Throughout his tenure at AIA, he has been able to expand the company’s influence on the global arena and is currently having over 10,000 active memberships. Through Ivy’s help, AIA has created an enormous impact worldwide and recently managed to open two of its chapters in Canada and China.
Robert Ivy was acknowledged during the day of the award as an extraordinary architect with good character to deserve the special honour. He joined the list of several artists and writers on the 2nd of June because of his contribution to the world of architecture. The president of Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters, Nancy LaForge, highlighted that no one is more dedicated and accessible to the public like the architect. She argued that it was Ivy’s rightful place to receive the honour.
About Robert Ivy
Before the renowned architect joined AIA, he was the chief editor of Architectural Record at McGraw Hill. During this period, the newsletter had a significant following across the world and was awarded several honours for achieving excellence. The exemplary architect was also associated with the construction and design of the company while it was growing. Before leaving McGraw Hill, he launched the Architecture Record’s mandarin version which attracted more people to the company. He clearly remains an exceptional professional in architecture. Visit Archinect to know more about Robert Ivy.