Robert Ivy is Executive Vice President and chief executive officer of the American Institute of Architects. The CEO joined the institution in 2011. Ivy received the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award due to his determination and visionary leadership from the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters. The core agenda of Ivy is to educate the public about architecture and support professionals. Most importantly, Ivy deserved the award as an origin of Mississippi. Various other honorees come from the Mississippi-connect artists and art patrons with the passion for creation, performing, and supporting architecture. Other artists with the same honor include Eudora Welty, Morgan Freeman, and Walter Anderson. Read his article on zdnet to find out more.
Robert Ivy possesses distinct characters that no other person has. Ivy deserves to be an ambassador of the missions for the AIA as a practicing author, editor, and actor. Also, with scooping the honor, it shows Ivy’s rightful position in the society as a commentator and writer. One thing Ivy could not forget is to congratulate AIA family and management team for their supportive endeavor. Therefore, Ivy shows gratitude to the community by sharing his honor and happiness.
Before moving to AIA in 2011, Robert Ivy was Editor-in-chief of the McGraw Hill’s Architectural Record. The journal got famous in the entire world under the leadership of Ivy. Consequently, the record received the National Magazine Award for General Excellence. Also, Ivy established the architectural design and construction that gained popularity in China. Ivy is the owner of the Mandarin version of the architectural record in the Middle East.
Robert Ivy raised the performance of AIA to the topmost in the last 160-year history. The Americans can practice architecture anywhere across the word with the help of the seven global chapters of AIA. Ivy valuing and supporting the architecture made him get an honor from the National Architectural Fraternity. Robert Ivy shares the reputation of the Master Architect with various ionic architects like Richard Buckminster Fuller, Mies-van-der-Rohe, and I.M. Pei. Ivy was the single Mississippian and the only architect in the 21st century to receive the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award in the 100-year history.