Executive Vice President of The American Institute of Architects, Robert Ivy also serves as the CEO and recently took home the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award. The award was given to Robert on June 2nd, 2018. This award is given to only a select number of individuals and never once has it been awarded to an architect.
The Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award is handed out by the Mississippi Institute of Arts. Since the start of the award, honorees include Morgan Freeman in 2007, Singer Leontyne Price in 2000 and even the artist, Walter Anderson who has since died since earning the award in 1989. A number of writers have been awarded the prestige award.
When it came to handing out the award, the American Institute of Architects President, Carl Elefante had nothing but good things to say about his friend and colleague. He spoke about Robert Ivy serving as more than just the vice president and CEO but also about serving as an author and editor. Along with his many other adventures, Robert Ivy still serves as a practicing Architect.
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Robert is a Native to Mississippi and is stated as being a superior ambassador within this profession. He is crowned for his professional achievements and was delighted to be their latest honoree.
Robert Ivy is no underdog when it comes to winning awards as he previously won awards for being a Master Architect through the National Architecture Fraternity Alpha Rho Chi as well as bringing home the medal in 2017 from University of Arkansas School for Fay Jones School Of Architecture.
Robert Ivy attended the University of the South where he earned his masters degree within the Architecture field. He earned his bachelors from the Sewanee for Arts in English. Since becoming the CEO of AIA in 2011, he has remained on board as more than just the CEO and VP. He continues to offer his support in many other fields as well.