Lifetime Achievement Of Robert Ivy

Meet Robert Ivy, the chief executive officer of the American Institute of Architects. The individual served his role correctly through determination and focused. Thus, he got appointed as the Vice President of AIA. Ivy educates the public about architecture and supports professional architectures.

By his professionalism, Ivy received the Noel Lifetime Achievement Award from the Mississippi Institute of Art and Letters. The reward distinguishes the individuals with unique characters to promote art. The honor pointed out Ivy as a Mississippi origin. Also, the honor focus on the Mississippi-connects artists and art patrons with the aim to create, perform, and support art. The reward shows that determination and consistency pay.

There are some other Mississippians who holds the same honor. These architects include Eudora Welty, Morgan Freeman, and Walter Anderson. Ivy qualifies as a commentator, editor, and writer. AIA President Carl Elefante said that Ivy could serve appropriately as the ambassador for the institution in fulfilling its mission as a practicing author, editor, and actor. The award shows the rightful position of Robert Ivy. Were it not for the support from the AIA family and the management team; Ivy would not have attained the unique honor. The individual appreciated representing AIA as the only architect.


Before joining AIA in 2011, Robert Ivy led as the editor-in-chief of McGraw Hills’ Architectural Record. During Ivy’s time, the journal became the most famous across the globe. The record attained the National Magazine Award for general excellence. Also, Ivy formed the design and construction of the McGraw Hills’ Architectural. Most importantly, the leader established Mandarin Version of Architectural Record that became much famous in the Middle East.

The leadership of Robert Ivy made AIA rank at the top in the 160-year history. Enabled by the seven global chapters, the Americans can practice architectural anywhere across the entire world. Also, Ivy supported architectural design at all cost, which made him attain an award from the National Architectural Fraternity. Therefore, he became a Master Architect with other ionic architects like Richard Buckminster, I.M. Pei, and Mies-Van-der-Rohe. Ivy was the only one in the fraternity and a single Mississippian to get the Noel Polk Award.

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