Meet Robert Ivy, an individual who got awarded by the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters with the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award. The honor followed due to the hard work and determination he shows as the Chief Executive Officer of the American Institute of Architects since the year 2011. Also, he is a visionary leader with proper missions for the AIA. Therefore, getting appointed as the executive vice president. All that Ivy want is to educate the whole public about the architecture correctly and offer support to the architectural profession. The Noel Polk Achievement Award notices people with a thorough progressive approach in architecture and with a purpose for the art. Ivy is one such Mississippian with distinct character. Thus, MIAL honored not just Ivy, but the entire Mississippi-connect artists and art patrons with determination to support, create, and perform art.
Initially, the honor reaches to other Mississippians like Walter Anderson, Eudora Welty, and Morgan Freeman. MIAL President, Nancy Laforge noted Robert Ivy as an expert in the field of architecture regarding editing, commentating, and as a writer. Also, the American Institute of Architects President, Carl Elefante said that Ivy would get termed as the ambassador of their missions in the AIA as a practicing editor, author, and an artist. It is under the support of the AIA family and the administrative team that Ivy achieves such an award. Therefore, he deserves the award for his rightful position in the society.
• Former Life of Ivy
Robert Ivy was the Editor-in-Chief of the McGraw Hills’ Architectural Record before joining the AIA in the year 2011. The individual ensured that the journal emerged the most popular across the globe to the extent of getting awarded with the National Magazine Award for General Excellence. Also, the design and construction of McGraw Hills was the work of Ivy as the initiator. Plus, he formed the Mandarin Version of Architectural Record, famous in the Middle East and China.
Currently, under the able leadership of Robert Ivy, AIA positions at the topmost in the performance level in the 160-year history. Through the seven global chapters of the AIA, Americans find it convenient practicing architecture across the entire world. Moreover, Ivy received the honor from the National Architectural Fraternity for highly promoting and valuing the design of the architecture. Therefore, enlisting him in the prominent Master Architect with ionic architects like Richard Buckminster, Mies-van-der-Rohe, and I.M. Pei. The Noel Polk Lifetime Award goes to Ivy as the only architect and the single one in the fraternity in its 100-year history.
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