Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Awarded To Robert Ivy

Robert Ivy has been honored with Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award that is awarded by MIAL (Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters). He is the chief executive officer and Vice President of the American Institute of Architects. Ivy’s award is a significant mark to other architects since he is the first to be awarded this honor. The Polk Award honors the artist that resides in Mississippi so that their efforts and work of arts is appreciated.

CEO of AIA, Robert Ivy deserves the award since he has been able to make the architecture accessible to the members of the public. The president of MIAL Nancy LaForge affirmed this remark. Ivy has displayed a lot of determination and commitment to winning this Noel Polk Award Honor where his contribution is evident. Also, those that have worked together with Ivy they are aware of the role that he plays in ensuring success. A remark that was made by the President Carl Elefante of American Institute of Architecture recognizes him as a remarkable ambassador to those in architect profession. As a native Mississippi, Ivy has been able to achieve a lot in architectural industry, and that is the reason he needs that award.

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In the past, the Polk Award was awarded to people in other professions such as actor Morgan Freeman, Artist Walter Anderson amongst many more. Through this award, Robert Ivy has joined this list and will remain to be remembered for his excellent work in architectural. It is significant to note that Robert Ivy went to Sewanee where he pursued the bachelor’s degree of Arts in English and later went to Tulane University and earned a master of Architecture.

Since 2011 when Ivy joined the AIA has been able to propel it to its current expansion. AIA has a significant presence globally, and it has a history of 160 years. Robert has being a pacesetter to young entrepreneurs that want to venture into the architectural industry as they follow his footsteps. Besides, he provides mentorship to other architects so that they can be competent and achieve the award as well. Thus, it is evident that the honor of Robert Ivy with Polk Award is appropriate based on his contribution.

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Robert Ivy: Improving The Image Of Architects

The American Institute of Architects is an organization of professional architects who are currently practicing in the United States, and their headquarters can be found in Washington D.C. The organization was founded in 1857, and their objective is to educate the public about the profession and to develop areas that are in dire need of the architect’s help. They are also responsible for giving the profession a positive image, and they are making sure that architects are practicing their profession in an ethical manner.

The current head of the organization is Robert Ivy, FAIA, and he is currently holding the position of executive vice president and chief executive officer. He was appointed to the position back in 2011, and after taking over, he immediately observed the present condition of American architects.

Robert Ivy attended the Sewanee: The University of the South where he got his Bachelor of Arts in English, and graduated cum laude. He continued his studies at the Tulane University where he got his Master of Architecture degree. Right after graduating, Robert Ivy looked for a variety of jobs. He worked as an editor in chief back in 1996 for Architectural Record, and this architectural journal became one of the most widely read publications worldwide. He also joined the McGraw-Hill Construction Media where he was appointed to be the vice president and the editorial director. He was involved in a variety of publications, often reviewing them for release. Robert Ivy is also being invited in a variety of competitions, and one of the most notable events where he became a juror was during the National Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial designing contest.

Because of his excellent track record in the world of architecture, Robert Ivy has received several awards. These include awards from him being an editor in chief, an architect, and an individual. Robert Ivy is proud of his achievements, and he aims to reform the profession of architecture in the United States. He is looking to spearhead several programs that would benefit the architects across the United States, and according to him, he is certain that he will be doing his best to promote and preserve the organization.

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