Robert Ivy Becomes One Of The Most Inspirational Architect
Robert Ivy is the first architect in Mississippi to be awarded the Noel Polk Lifetime achievement award. The Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters (MIAL) has often granted this award to Mississippi connected creatives and artists with exemplary works. It comes as an honor to the American Institute of Architects CEO and will be crowned for his personal and professional excellence in June 2018. He joins a list of exceptional characters that have won the award before like Morgan Freeman and Walter Anderson.
The well-established architect has a Bachelor of Arts in English from Sewanee, the University of the south and later acquired his masters in Architecture from Tulane University. His immediate superior, Carl Elefante, the AIA president gave Robert unending praises saying he thoroughly deserved the Noel pol Lifetime Achievement Award and is an excellent ambassador for both the profession and the company that is currently enjoying the highest membership levels since it began. Having been a part of the Jury that allocated Frank Gehry with the duty of devising the National Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial, he is well conversant with all matters of architecture.
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Before joining AIA, Robert Ivy was the chief editor at McGraw Hills Architectural Record. Under his guidance, the Record by won numerous awards among them being the National magazine Award after distributing more than a million copies of the architectural journal globally. Still, under the same role, he spearheaded a successful launch of the records mandarin version in China and the Middle East. In 2001, at the peak of his career,Robert Ivy sent out a Fay Jones biography for publication and has now reached its third edition. The book talks about the works of an American architect who is a Frank Lloyd henchman.
Robert Ivy has had a successful career as CEO of AIA and has garnered many awards throughout his architectural journey. Alpha Rho Chi, the national architectural society rewarded him for giving a comprehensive explanation of the importance of design. He was then given the name “Master architect,” a designation that is held by iconic architects like Richard Fuller. Ivy is among the only seven people to be recognized by the fraternity and the only one in the 21st century. He has also been recognized by the Fay Jones school of architecture in the University of Arkansas and awarded the Deans medal. The architect of international stature has done a commendable job and the MIAL president congratulates him for making architecture available for the people of Mississippi.