Robert Ivy has a list of accomplishments under his belt and the architect is still on course to achieve more. Ivy has contributed much to the profession of architecture since he graduated with masters in architecture from Tulane University. From writing the acclaimed biography; Fay Jones: Architect in 2001, to being the Chief Executive Officer of American Institute Of Architects (AIA), Robert has given more than he has taken from architecture. For an architect who has recognition even in the Middle East and has also been named Master Architect by his fraternity, Alpha Rho Chi, receiving the famed Noah Polk Lifetime Achievement award is a cordial gesture.
The Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters (MIAL) is the custodian of the Noah Polk Award and MIAL honors distinguished artists who are associated with Mississippi, for milestone contributions in their fields. Robert Ivy becomes the first architect to be honored with the award, eventually booking his space in the honorees roll, joining only a handful of great Mississippians who have previously been bestowed with the award.
Being the first architect to achieve the word puts Robert in the books of history among popular personalities like Morgan Freeman, Shelby Foote and Leontyne Price who are all previous honorees. His recognition has received praise and affirmation from all sectors. This includes his fellow colleagues in the field of architecture and also from the common public.
Among those who have acknowledged his recognition is the President of MIAL, Nancy Laforge who has described Robert as the pioneer of architecture in Mississippi. Nancy further labels Robert Ivy as a deserving honoree and says that the award is fair enough to rubber cement Robert’s contributions as a principal figure in Mississippi. His colleagues among them President of AIA, express their pride as professional architects to have one of them honored with the prestigious award. They agree that there would be no a better ambassador from their discipline than Ivy.
More about Robert Ivy
The architect is a native of Mississippi having been born in Columbus, Mississippi. He studied at Sewanee University where he got his bachelor’s degree and was also awarded a master’s degree in architecture from Tulane University. Over the course of his architecture career, Robert has shown a paradigmatic love for the profession. He worked as the Editor-in-Chief of McGraw –Hill Construction where he supervised the first publication in the Mandarin language. He is also the recipient of the G.D Crain Award for his paramount addition to editorial perfection in business media.