The CEO for both the American Institute of Architects CEO as well as EVP Mr. Robert Ivy is soon going to be honored by the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters an Award for the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement. The award is given to active artists and art patrons in Mississippi. However, Mr. Ivy becomes the first ever architect to receive this award. Honorees who have previously received the award are the film star Morgan Freeman in 2007, writers Shebly Foote in 2004 and Eudora Welty 2001, singer Leontyne Price in 2000, and the now deceased artist in 1989.
Carl Elefante, the AIA President praised Mr. Robert Ivy for being selected. He expressed that as the AIA’s CEO from 2011 an author, editor and an architect he is a worthy ambassador for architects’ fraternity. The award will crown his personal and professional accomplishments for Mr. Robert Ivy as a Mississippi native. He added that on behalf of the company, he congratulates Mr. Ivy on his exceptional honor.
Ivy has in the past been previously been honored by the national architecture fraternity Alpha Rho Chi, Master Architect Award. This saw him join the levels of Mies van der Rohe, I.M. Pei, as well as Richard Buckminster Fuller’s. He also has a Dean’s Medal awarded to him in 2017 by the University Of Arkansas Fay Jones School Of Architecture.
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He will be officially receiving his Noel Polka Lifetime Achievement Award alongside Pearl River Glass Studio’s stained-glass designer Mr. Andrew Cary Young. They will both receive their awards at the Mississippi Institute of Arts Letters in 2nd June.
He went to Tulane University and graduated with a Masters of Architecture. He did not stop there as he proceeded to Sewanee where he received his Bachelor of Arts in English. In the year 1996, Ivy joined the Architectural Record to become the Editor in Chief here. This architectural journal became the world’s most read journal thanks to Mr. Ivy’s exceptional professionalism and hard work.
He has also been the Editorial Director and Vice-president of the McGraw-Hill Construction Media. This company has several media including Architectural Record, Sweets, the GreenSource, SNAP, the HQ Magazine and the Constructor. When Frank Gehry was being nominated for the National Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial, Mr. Robert Ivy was among the jurors. In 1981 to 1996 Mr. Ivy served as one of the principles for Dean & Ivy. Consequently, he has been a critic for various national architectural publications.
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