Accomplishments and Honors
Robert Ivy, CEO of the American Institute of Architects, is being awarded the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award, which is granted by the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters. The Noel Polk Award is offered to Mississippi residents who have produced a body of works considered to have enriched society. The Noel Polk Award has been given to a variety of arts as visual arts, photography, poetry, fiction and nonfiction, composition (classical), composition(contemporary) The Noel Polk Award was begun in 1980. Since 1980, this is the first time an Architect has been a Noel Polk Award recipient. Robert Ivy is being honored with the award for his many contributions as author, commentator, and design in the field of Architecture. He now joins a distinguished group of honorees who have received the Noel Polk Award: Morgan Freeman, Walker Percy, Leontyne Price, Larry Brown and Beverly Lowry. The award is given each year and awarded by the votes of those on the committee who are experts in the seven fields of expertise assigned. Find out more about Robert Ivy at discoverorg.com
The President of AIA, also a Fellow AIA along with Robert Ivy, commented that this award comes a long list of accomplishments and a distinguished career of Robert Ivy. The president of MIAL, Nancy LaForge mentioned that the award is given to Robert Ivy because of his many contributions to Architecture both as an author and commentator and a skilled architecture and who has made architecture “more accessible to the general public.” Among the recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award, along with Robert Ivy, are Eudora Welty, Morgan Freeman, and Walter Anderson. The Noel Polk Award is given out in a different city each year.
Ivy received his architecture degree from Tulane University and recently has been named “Master Architect” by the national architecture fraternity Alpha Rho Chi in 2010. The title “Master Architect” has only been awarded to six other architects in its history such as R. Buckminster Fuller and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and I.M. Pei.
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American Institute of Architects (AIA), is a professional movement that admits architects across the United States. It provides government advocacy, networking, community education, and public redevelopment to aid these professionals to build and improve their image. The movement was founded in New York in 1857 by a team of 13 architects. Currently, it is headquartered in Washington, D.C. The experts who helped in founding organization wanted to improve standards and perfections in the construction industry. Robert Ivy is the president of the organization. AIA has around 90,000 members both specialists and licensed architects who operate in different states. All associates must meet the minimum requirements to be admitted to the associations. They fall under different membership levels depending on their skills, education, and experience. The board of directors manages the movement. Read more on AIA at Wikipedia.
Robert Ivy’s Profile
Robert Ivy is a reputable professional with years of experience in the building and construction industry. He has built his name in the industry through his efforts in advocating for better standards of the service providers. The individual participates in educating the community to spread knowledge about the field. Mr. Robert Ivy serves as the chief editor of Architectural Record. At McGraw-Hill Construction, the multi-skilled individual serves as the vice president and editorial head. He is responsible for managing the editorial outlet and guides it in delivering quality publications.
Robert Ivy was a principle of Ivy Architects and played the role of overseeing the firm’s operations. For 14 years, he was among the management partners of Dean/Dale, Dean and Ivy before he was promoted to executive posts. Throughout his professional life, he has been fighting for a better working environment for architects.
Mr. Robert Ivy’s outstanding traits and commitment to work led to him winning several titles. The Alpha Rho Chi recognized him and named him the Master Architect. He also took the 2009 Crane Award. See more at HUFFPOST about Robert Ivy
Service to AIA
Robert Ivy is on the front line to push relevant bodies to address political, environmental, and social issues affecting architects. He is an AIA member from 1990s. The activist has won a new position at AIA and will be operating from the national offices in Washington. His primary responsibilities include informing the public about the field, airing AIA grievances to the relevant departments, and promoting quality designs. His industrial skills and educational background make him the perfect candidate to head AIA. He as an art degree and professional training certificates from accredited institutions.
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