Robert Ivy has been in the Architectural business for many years. In 1996 he was the Editor in Chief of the Journal called the Architectural Record. While he was at the helm, this Journal became widely read.
Later in his career, in 2012, Robert Ivy became the Chief executive officer, and the Executive Vice President of the American Institute of Architects. This is a membership based professional organization for Architects. Mr. Ivy believes that architecture can impact many areas of society. It is because of his intuitiveness and his love of architecture that Mr. Robert Ivy is the first one in his business to receive the Noel Polk Award. This Award is honoring Robert Ivy and he is receiving the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award. His ability to help other architects think outside the box, and also his vision of architecture makes him a great candidate for it. He has been deemed as having many hats during his lifetime.
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Robert Ivy has also have other accolades in his lifetime. Some of these are Master Architect which was given to him by the Alpha Rho Chi fraternity. In 2017 he also received the Dean’s Medal from the University of Arkansas Fay Jones School of Architecture.
But as the CEO and CVP of the American Institute of Architects, being honored with the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award by the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters is quite an accomplishment. The reason this is so great is because it usually is only given to artists and art patrons. Mr. Ivy is the very first Mississippi Architect to receive this coveted award. He very much deserves this award because his love of architecture is shown in everything he does and has done during his career. The award is a personal and also a professional achievement for Mr. Ivy because he is a native of Mississippi.
Let’s send him the congratulations that he so much deserves. Hope that he keeps inspiring young architects to keep their options open and their minds to explore.
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