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.
Learn more about Robert Ivy: https://www.architecturalrecord.com/articles/5547-architectural-record-editor-in-chief-robert-ivy-to-head-aia