ROBERT IVY BECOMES THE FIRST ARCHITECT TO WIN THE

Robert Ivy, who is the current Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has been honored with one of the prestigious awards, The Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award, which was offered by a nonprofit Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters (MIAL). The news was known to the public by The American Institute of Architects (AIA). Never has the award ever been won by an architect, and so winning the award was much welcoming. Many times, only Mississippi connected artists and patrons of arts are worthy of such honor. Ivy as well as Andrew Cary, who is an artist, would receive the award on June 2. See Related Articles at architecturalrecord.com

Robert Ivy has joined the leagues of those that have won the Noel Polk Award. Some of the previous recipients are the late artist Walter Anderson (1989), singer Leontyne Price (2000), writer Eudora Welty (2001), writer Shelby Foote (2004), and actor Morgan Freeman (2007).

Some of his colleagues have congratulated him for a job well done and bringing honor to the architect profession. Before joining the American Institute of Architect, He worked with Architectural Record as editor-in-chief before joining AIA in 2011. His leadership qualities have taken AIA to the apex. Not only is Robert Ivy a recipient of the Noel Polk Award, but he is also a recipient of the Master Architect Award, the Dean’s Medal from the University of Arkansas.

Robert Ivy is an architect, who doubles as a writer, an author, and a commentator. He has authored a book titled Fay Jones. His tremendous work has not gone unnoticed. He has been commended by MIAL President, Nancy LaForge for making architecture open to the people of Mississippi and no one does the work better. Little wonder he was recognized with the Noel Polk Award.

Also, the AIA President Carl Elefante shared his thought on Ivy’s personality. He referred to him as a worthy ambassador of the architectural profession. Since his inception in the year 2011, he has created a name for himself as a significant influence in the organization.

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