Executive Vice President and the CEO of the American Institutes of Architects, Robert Ivy, recently won the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award from the Mississippi Institute of Arts. Until now, this award has never been awarded to an architect. Visit architectmagazine.com to know more about Robert Ivy.
In the past, the awards have been handed out to those who have contributed to a lifetime of creating, performing and even supporting art in the state of Mississippi. A past actor won, Morgan Freeman as well as an artist, Walter Anderson. A writer has previously won the award, Eudora Welty but never once an architect.
Robert Ivy is known for his work throughout the state of Mississippi due to his use of making things more accessible to those in the public. It is thru his use of accessibility that has helped him to join the many honored on the acclaimed list of people who have won the Noel Polk Award.
Robert Ivy took his place as the CEO of AIA back in the year 2011. Not only is he the CEO but he is also an accredited author as well as editor and active architect. He is very well known in the profession and many look to him as their mentor because of involvement and dedication.
Before taking his place as the CEO of AIA, Robert worked for the Architectural Record for McGraw-Hill. While heading up the Record, Robert helped to disseminate the label throughout the world and to lead it to receive many awards such as the National Magazine Award for General Excellence. He also helped to contribute to the growth of China for media involvement when he launched the Mandarin version of the label. Not only did it launch in China, but throughout the Middle East.
Since he has joined AIA in 2011, The name has been recognized throughout the world and Robert Ivy has helped to bring in the most paid subscribers to the magazine since being around for 160 years. It is due to his excellence that Robert Ivy is being honored for his active involvement in architecture. Follow Robert Ivy at Twitter.