An Overview of Robert Ivy’s Achievements
The Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award was started by the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters to appreciate artists from Mississippi have incredible works of art and support art. This Year Robert Ivy, an architect was selected for the award, making him the first in his profession ever to receive this award. He won the honor in a ceremony on June 2nd alongside famed stained glass designer Andrew Young. The two join the ranks of individuals like Morgan Freeman and Leontyne Price who have received this award in the past.
As the CEO of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), Robert Ivy has worked relentlessly to expand the reach of the organization. Under his management, the American Institute Of architects has recorded the highest membership numbers. Before his appointment to AIA, Robert was an editor for the Architectural Record at McGraw Hills. In this position, he was able to steer the magazine to become the most famous architectural magazine. He is also credited with debuting a Mandarin version of the magazine. Ivy points out that he enjoyed his work at the magazine because he traveled a lot and was able to learn new things which he shared with others in his publications.
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Robert Ivy has made numerous contributions to the architectural profession. As an author and international speaker on matters of architecture, he has made the trade more obtainable to the public according to Nancy LaForge, the president of the Mississippi Institute of Letters and Arts. She commended Ivy for this fete and said that he deserved the honor. AIA’s president Carl Elefante in a press conference disclosed that he was glad on behalf of Robert Ivy and lauded him for being a role model in their profession.
In addition to winning the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award, Ivy has received several other distinctions for his work. The National Architecture Body bestowed upon him the title of Master Architect which is given to only the best architects like Richard Fuller. Ivy also earned the Dean’s medal from the University of Arkansas School of Architecture. His biography titled Fay Jones is currently in its third edition.
Robert Ivy went to Sewanee: The University of the south where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. He later went to Tulane University for his masters’ studies and earned a Master of Architecture degree. Interestingly, Robert served in the United States military before he decided to pursue architecture.
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