Robert Ivy is the Chief Executive Officer of the American Institute of Architects. At a recent event, he won the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Awards. This award was given to him by the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters. By winning this award, Robert Ivy has proven himself to be one of the top professionals in the field of architecture. It will also go down as arguably his greatest professional achievement.
For Robert Ivy, winning this award makes him the first architect to win the Polk Award. The award is given to all artists and art patrons who produce a lot of quality work that is creative as well as demonstrating high performance and support for the field and community. Winning this award has also allowed Ivy to become one of a few distinguished individuals from Mississippi to win such a high honor. Robert joins famous individuals such as Morgan Freeman, Shelby Foote and Walter Anderson.
The president of the American Institute of Architects Carl Elefante said that Robert Ivy is a worthy ambassador for the field of architecture. With his experience as an author, editor and practicing architect, Ivy has demonstrated a considerable amount of ability to make valuable contributions to the field. Elefante is thrilled that Robert has won this award as it allows him to prove once again that he is a high achiever.
In 2011, Robert Ivy became the Chief Executive Officer of the American Institute of Architects. During his tenure with the organization, he has helped build it into one of the world’s most recognized architectural institutions. He helped increase its presence all over the world as well as increasing its overall influence. Under the leadership of Robert, the American Institute of Architects has increased its membership level and has its highest one in its 160 year history. On June 2nd, Robert received the highly prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award.
During his career, Ivy has spent time as an author where he would write numerous articles about architecture. This allowed him to provide valuable updated knowledge of the field and enable individuals to increase their knowledge. He would then become an editor in chief of major publications to continue publishing informative articles about the field of architecture. After a number of years, he would join the American Institute of Architects and begin helping the organization become a leading entity in terms providing professional guidance and knowledge to people in the field.
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