It is factual that architects utilize the power of construction as well as design to come up with solutions to various problems with the intention of transforming lives by making the world a better place. With that said, the foundation of architects and philanthropic partner called the American Institute of Architects recently announced the celebration of one of their architects, Robert Ivy, who was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award. Visit architectmagazine.com to know more about Robert Ivy.
Conferred to active Mississippi –linked art patrons, Robert joins the list of a few recipients but he is the first one to receive this award. Other recipients are Morgan Freeman, the actor, Shelby Foote and Eudora Welty, among others.
Carl Elefante’s Sentiments
Regarding the award, Carl Elefante of AIA said that the management was proud of Ivy’s achievements. Having joined the organization in 2011 when he started serving as the CEO and senior editor, Ivy has been a dedicated brand ambassador for architects. As such, the award crowns his personal as well as professional accomplishments. Closing the speech, Elefante said that he was proud of Ivy’s input in the industry. Follow Robert Ivy at Twitter.
Ivy’s Roles and Responsibilities
As the head cheerleader of AIA, Robert Ivy is helping architects access the right resources for their career. He has also been instrumental in launching a scholarship program. This program aims at attracting a different generation of professionals while providing revolutionary opportunities made to support a new unit of professionalism. Moreover, Robert Ivy has helped the foundation preserve its historic Octagon building by seeking different angles of expressing the various values of work preservation.
Before joining AIA, Robert Ivy received different awards including Master Architect conferred by Alpha Rho Chi. By receiving this award he joined the likes of Mies Rohe and others. As a leader, Ivy helps architects to maintain their position in the field through trending topics in addition to services that assist in keeping track of various learning units. As such, students are always allowed to meet their education requirements. As a team, AIA advocates for designers, the profession in addition to architects. They also support different policies that promote community project.