Robert Ivy To Receive Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award


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.

Learn more about Robert Ivy: http://www.architectmagazine.com/awards/robert-ivy-receives-noel-polk-lifetime-achievement-award_o