Meet Robert Ivy: An Architect, Author, and a Writer
Robert Ivy, who is the current Chief Executive Officer as well as the Executive Vice President of AIA (the American Institute of Architects), received an award (Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award) from MIAL (Mississippi Institute of Arts & Letters). You know what? Robert is the first architect to receive this kind of an award.
Polk Award is usually given to artists as well as art patrons living or connected to Mississippi in one way or another to recognize their exemplary performance when it comes to performing, supporting as well as creating art. According to Nancy LaForge, the president of MIAL, Robert worked extremely hard to enhance the accessibility of architecture to the public. Robert is a renowned author, writer as well as a commentator in the field of architecture and deserves the award. Find out more about Robert Ivy on Architect
Carl Elefante, the president of AIA said that being the chief executive of AIC from the year 2011, a practicing architect, an editor, and an author, Robert is a perfect ambassador for this noble profession. Carl continued to say that Robert Ivy receives the award not only because of his professional and personal achievements but also because he comes from Mississippi. Carl said that she was delighted to congratulate the honoree on behalf of their professional body (AIA).
Ivy became one of few Mississippians to be honored with the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award. The previous honorees include late Walter Anderson, Morgan Freeman, Leontyne Price, Shelby Foote as well as Eudora Welty.
More about Robert Ivy
Robert Ivy attended Sewanee where he specialized in English during his undergraduate studies. He also went to Tulane University for a master’s degree in Architecture. He was a member of the U.S. Navy prior to becoming an Architect.
In the year 1996, Robert Ivy got a chance to work as an editor of a famous architectural journal. His effort contributed immensely to the growth of the widely read journal. Also, he became the Editorial Director as well as the Vice President of the McGraw-Hill Media that included GreenSource: SNAP, Architectural Record: HQ Magazines, Constructor, Sweets, and ENR. Under the leadership of Robert , Architectural Records acquired several remarkable publishing industry honors.