As announced by (AIA), the American Institute of Architects the Chief Executive Officer and the Vice President, FAIA, Robert Ivy was given by the non-profit (MIAL) Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters, the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award. This will be the first time that an architect acquires a Polk Award. According to the news that was released by a press, the people who have been receiving the award are the Mississippi-connected art patrons and artists. The patrons and artists work for many years performing, creating and promoting art in an extraordinary manner that is why they are worth the special honor. The stained-glass artist known as Andrew Cary Young will be officially handed the Polk Award will officially be offered the Polk Award on 2nd June.
Robert Ivy has several titles, since 2011 he is the CEO of the American Institute of Architecture. Ivy has other titles such as an editor, author, and the practicing architect. Robert was recognized by the President of the American Institute of Architecture, Carl Elefante as a person who is worth the title ambassador for their profession. The award was both for personal and professional achievements for Mr. Ivy as a Mississippi local. The president congratulated Ivy regarding this unique honor. Before Robert joined the AIA, he worked as a chief editor for the Architectural Record. During his time there he got a lot of awards one of them being the National Magazine Award. At the AIA, Robert’s leadership has greatly led to the growth of the Institute’s world footprint. In its history of 60 years, level of membership at the peak.
In the year 2010, the Alpha Rho Chi fraternity of the national architecture named Robert Ivy Master Architect. This is the title of honor that is only given to the renowned architects. Other architects that were given the name are; I.M. Pei, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, R. Buckminster Fuller. In 2017, from the University of Arkansas Fay Jones School of Architecture, Robert Ivy earned the Dean’s Medal. Robert is the writer of Fay Jones. The president of MIAL Nancy LaForge said that no any other person from Mississippi had made the architecture well known to the general public apart from Robert. The famous worldwide architect Robert Ivy takes his rightful position in the list of the Noel Polk Award where he has joined Eudora Welty, actor Morgan Freeman, singer Leontyne, Shelby Foote and Artist Walter Anderson.
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