Vice president and CEO of the American Institute of Architects, Robert Ivy has built an impressive resume during his business career. Recently his accomplishment were recognized with a very high honor. Ivy was awarded the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award by the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters. This prestigious award is given to a Mississippi artist whose lifetime work, either performing or creating, is extraordinary and worthy of recognition. Robert Ivy is the first architect to ever receive high award.
Nancy LaForge, MIAL President, had high praise when speaking about Robert Ivy. In her opinion no one makes architecture more accessible to the general public. Ivy has a long list of abilities and titles that prove he is worthy of the award. Ivy works as a writer and commentator on architecture across the globe. Ivy has worked as the Chief Executive Officer of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) since 2011. Since taking over in 2011 Ivy has helped AIA to grow to be a global company. Membership is currently at its highest in the company’s history. This award is seen as the crowing achievement of tremendous career.
Robert Ivy is a graduate of Tulane University where he earned a masters degree in agriculture. He also holds a degree in English from Sewanee: The University of the South. This is not the first time his work has been recognized. In 2009 he received the Crain Award which is considered the highest award in American Business Media. He also was given the McGraw-Hill Award for Management Excellence in 1998. Ivy was recognized as a “Master Architect” by , Alpha Rho Chi in 2010. This honor came in recognition of his effectiveness in sharing the value in design. Ivy even has a biography titled “Fay Jones: Architect” which was published in 2001. Robert Ivy has put together an impressive career. He appears destined to continue for many years to come.
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