It is not easy to be recognized for your efforts and dedication. Many professionals never receive an award in their life because they may not work hard to hit the mark for recognition. Robert Ivy has shown outstanding performance in the field of architecture and this year he hit the mark for recognition. Robert Ivy became the 2018 winner of the coveted Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement. The award is provided by the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters (MIAL). Currently, he works as the Vice President of the American Institute of Architecture (AIA), and he is also the Chief Executive Officer of the organization. Some others who have won the award are Eudora Welty and Morgan Freeman who have been outstanding in their career. The award only recognizes natives of Mississippi who have consistently shown a track an excellent track record in performance in the field of art.
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According to Nancy LaForge, Rober Ivy has done a lot in spreading architecture to the public, and that is why he deserved to be recognized. He was working with McGraw Hill where he served as the editor in chief before landing the job as the CEO of AIA. Under the leadership of Robert Ivy Architectural Record became global, and the journal won the National Magazine Award for being excellent. When he was a leader there, he also helped the company to expand to other parts of the world and even produced some copies in Mandarin.
While working at AIA, Robert Ivy has also been outstanding in everything he does. Today the organization has been privileged to have the most number of members since it began over a hundred years ago. He has also helped its expansion and today there are locations in Canada and China. Those are some of the contributions that enabled him to be recognized as a Master Architect. The recognition came from the American architect fraternity, and as a result, he was awarded the Alpha Rho Chi Award. The title has been given to only seven architects hence it is one of the most coveted titles in the fraternity of architects.
Everybody loves to live in beautiful spaces, but very few recognize that creating that space is often a process which draws from art. Architects are credited with designing our living spaces, which can look phenomenal. However, they are very, rarely recognized for their artistic expression. This anomaly is slowly changing as is witnessed by Robert Ivy.
On June 2018, Robert Ivy who is the Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) received the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award, given by the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters (MIAL). It is not, just any other award. It’s a huge deal. It’s the first time an architect has received the award. The Polk award is usually reserved for Mississippi connected artists and art patrons whose work is considered extraordinary and worthy of special recognition. Robert joins this distinguished hall of fame graced by artists like writers Eudora Welty and Shelby Foote, actor Morgan Freeman, artist Walter Anderson and Singer Leontyne Price. See more articles at archinect.com
Robert Ivy is considered one of the best architects. His academic and professional achievements are quite a feat. He has a Bachelor of Arts in English from Sewanee: The University of the South and a Masters of Architecture degree from Tulane University. Before joining AIA in 2011, he was editor in chief of McGraw-Hills Architectural Record. Under his leadership, it became the most widely distributed architectural journal worldwide. It garnered awards like the National Magazine Award for General Excellence. Robert Ivy also led McGraw-Hills design and construction media during its phenomenal growth sprout, which saw him launch the Mandarin version of architectural record.
Robert Ivy’s acclaimed biography Fay Jones in 2001, is now in its third edition.
His professional accolades which include writer and commentator on architecture worldwide are just a tip of the iceberg. He is best known for making architecture more accessible to the general public. In his capacity at the AIA, he is recognized for expanding the global influence of the organization and leading the participation, seen by an increment in membership numbers, now considered the highest in the organization’s 160-year history.
According to both Architect News and The American Institute of Architects (AIA), CEO and EVP Robert Ivy has been awarded the Nobel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award. He was award the by the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters also known as MIAL. Robert Ivy, FAIA is the Chief Executive Officer.
Usually artistes and patrons such as those creating, performing, and supporting arts with outstanding and worthy of special honor are awarded the Polk Award. Robert Ivy is the first architect who has received the Polk Award. Ivy now joins the Mississippians to be honored this year. Previous years awards were given to honorees which includes actor Morgan Freeman (2007), singer Leontyne Price (2000), writer Shelby Foote (2004) and writer Eudora Welty and the late writer Walter Anderson.
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AIA President Carl Elefante, FAIA congratulates Ivy proudly by saying, “This award comes as a crowning personal and professional achievement for him as a native of Mississippi. On behalf of the AIA, I am truly delighted to congratulate him on this unique honor.” He continues by saying, “As the CEO of AIA since 2011, and as an author, editor and practicing architect, Robert Ivy is a worthy ambassador for our profession,” end quote.
The national architecture fraternity Alpha Rho Chi had previously honored Ivy for his effectiveness in communicating the importance of design. Out of 100 years Mr. Ivy is one of seven to receive the honors in the fraternity’s history. He is the only one selected during this 21st century. The University of Arkansas Fay Jones School of Architecture has also awarded Ivy for the Deans Medal.
Ivy received his Masters of Architecture from Tulane University. He also, holds a Bachelor of Arts (cum laude) in English from Sewanee aka The University of the South. Fay Jones: Architect, Ivy’s authoritative biography was published in 2001. It is now on its third edition. He became Vice President and Editorial Director of McGraw-Hill Construction Media and in 1996 He became the Editor in Chief of Architectural Records. On June 2 Robert Ivy will officially receive the Lifetime Achievement Awards.
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