On April 11, 2018, Robert Ivy received the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award from The American Institute of Architects Award. This is the first time he received this kind of award other than artists or art patrons. There is no other architect that can create better designs that’s more accessible to the general public than Robert Ivy from Mississippi.
Today, Robert Ivy has a rightful place in the acclaimed list of Noel Polk Award of honors. Since 2011, Robert Ivy has been the CEO of the American Institute of Architects. Not only he’s an architect but an author and editor as well.
As far as AIA President Carl Elefante is concerned, Robert Ivy is a worthy ambassador of our company. Before Robert Ivy became the CEO of the American Institute of Architects, he worked as an Editor-in-Chief at McGraw-Hill’s Architectural Record. When Robert Ivy became head of Architectural Record it became the most popular journal worldwide and received numerous awards. One of these awards Robert Ivy received was the National Magazine Award for excellence. Also, Robert Ivy headed up the design and construction media during China’s economic boom. He launched a Mandarin architectural design in China and throughout the Middle East as well.
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Since Robert Ivy worked at the American Institute of Architecture, the company has grown throughout the world, having the highest memberships in recorded history. Today, thanks to the AIA, we have many architects around the world aided by seven global chapters that includes China and Canada. Previously, Robert Ivy received honors from the national architect fraternity Alpha Ro Chi for communicating the value of design. He shares the designation Master Architect with other architects like Mies van der Rohe, Richard Buckminster Fuller and I.M. Pei. Robert Ivy is one of seven to receive the fraternity’s honor in a 100-year history.
Robert Ivy went to Sewanee College to receive a Bachelor of Art’s degree in English. Also, Robert Ivy received his Masters of Architecture degree at Tulane University. Before Robert Ivy became an architect, he joined the US Navy and served as an officer. On June 2, Robert Ivy was honored along with stained-glass designer Andrew Cary Young from Pearl River Glass Studio. Every year, MIAL gives out an occasional lifetime achievement award to the most creative individuals in their line of fields.
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