Robert Ivy, the EVP for the American Institute of Architects, has contributed to the growth of the institution internationally making it a force to reckon with in the Industry. He has been awarded the Noel Polk lifetime achievement award and has joined the ranks of previous honorees like Shelby Foote and Leontyne Price. The AIA president, Carl Elefante commended him on behalf of the whole AIA fraternity saying he was an excellent promoter for both architecture as a profession and American Institute of Architects.
The respected architect received his award on the 2nd of June at the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters (MIAL) alongside Andrew Curry young, a stained-glass engineer from the Pearl River Glass studio. Nancy LaForge, the MIAL president, applauded him because nobody in the whole of Mississippi had made architecture available to the natives like he had done. Before this honor, Robert Ivy had been acknowledged by Alpha Rho Chi, for his incredible explanation on the importance of design and had been designated a master architect, a title that was held by only seven other individuals since the inception of the architecture society.
Starting off as an officer in the US Navy, Robert Ivy has beaten all odds to achieve an immeasurable level of success. He was rewarded with the Deans medal by the University of Arkansas, Fay Jones School of architecture and given the Crain award by the American business media house. He has published a Fay Jones biography, a book that talks about a follower of Frank Wright. The book that was published in 2001 is currently in its third edition.
Among his most significant achievements is the successful launch of a mandarin’s version of McGraw hill record that he promoted while working as the chief editor at the architectural record. Under his guidance at the firm, they managed to sell the highest number of the architectural journals globally and eventually winning awards like the national magazine award. In AIA, he has seen the company into hitting the highest level of memberships since its establishment. Robert Ivy has managed to create a solid reputation as a renowned architect and has become a household name the architecture industry.
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