Robert Ivy – Awarded For A Lifetime Of Artistic Excellence
Robert Ivy serves as the Vice President and Chief Executive Officer for the American Institute of Architects. His advocacy has strengthened the AIA by communicating the value of his profession to the public. He’s acted in many positions to bring outreach and value to the community of architecture. His educational background was the beginning of a life of service and professionalism. His scope of experience was recently recognized when he received the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award.
This is a first for the architect community. He is the lone architect to receive an award from them, so far. The award was granted by the nonprofit Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters. They recognize artists who’ve created designs that influence the world in a way that they deserve to be honored. Robert Ivy will be presented the award at a formal event on June 2nd, 2018.
He holds a Bachelors Degree in English and a Masters in Architecture. He studied at Sewanee: The University of the South. Robert Ivy then attended Tulane University in Louisiana. He continued to gain experience working for several architectural publications. This prepared him for his years of advocacy for the AIA as CEO.
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Robert Ivy has his eyes on the future. His new efforts to instruct growing architects about their global impact will increase sustainability. He addresses many issues about each designer’s effect on climate change and public health. He’s given several interviews on the subject of architecture as well. His past is full of relevant experience that allows him to communicate and advocate for his profession in a clear way.
He’s been celebrated with many achievements and awards during his sterling career. He was given the Crain Award in 2009. This is the top recognition an individual can receive from the American Business Media. Robert Ivy was also named “Master Architect“. This title is an historic one that’s given to many famous architects by the national architecture fraternity Alpha Rho Chi. He received the McGraw-Hill Award for Excellence in Management as well. He can now add the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award to this list.
Throughout his career, he’s made architecture more accessible to mainstream society. He continues to mentor students and professionals in the field of Architecture. The President of the AIA publicly congratulated him on his achievement in a press release. He commended Mr. Ivy for this incredible professional and personal recognition. Robert Ivy has supported and given back to the architectural community his entire life. Now, they’ve given back to him.