Why Robert Ivy won the Noel Polk Achievement Award

Why Robert Ivy won the Noel Polk Achievement Award

Robert Ivy is renowned as the Chief Executive Officer and vice president of the American Institute of Architects. Robert won the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award which he was given by the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters, which made him the first architect to win the prize. The award is given to living artists with extraordinary efforts of supporting, creating, and performing art. Ivy joined the list of former honorees who included actor Morgan Freeman, artist Walter Anderson, and writer Eudora Welty. Commenting on Ivy’s selection, the president of AIA Carl Elefante termed Ivy as a worthy ambassador of the artists through his career as an author, practicing architect and editor. He also added that Robert’s achievement, as a Mississippi native was both personal and professional gain in his career. Additionally, MIAL president Nancy LA Forge termed Robert Ivy as an architect who always makes architecture accessible in the public limelight. Read more about Robert Ivy at Tulane School of Architecture website.

 

Alpha Rho Chi previously recognized Robert as the master architect in March 2010. Robert Ivy had received other awards before he won the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award. His communication skills the value of design made him join the list of former master architect award winners. They included I.M Pei, Buckminster Fuller, Ludwig Mies Van der Rohe, John Wellborn Root, Eliel Saarinen, Cass Gilbert, and Dr. Nathan Clifford Ricker. Clifford was the first architect to graduate in an American school of architecture. Another award that Robert Ivy had won is the Crain Award the highest individual recognition in the American Business Media in 2009. In 1998, Ivy won the Mc Graw-Hill Management Excellence Award. Additionally, he is a senior member of the Design Futures Council. Visit Archinect to know more about Robert Ivy.

Robert Ivy is pursued his at the University of the South in Sewanee where he studied for his Bachelor of Arts degree from 1965 to 1969. He also did his Architectural Maters from 1973 to 1976 in the University of Tulane. Robert Ivy has led American Institute of Architects since 2011 having worked in companies like Architectural Records, Dean/Dale, Dean & Ivy to name but a few from 1981 to 1996. He helped Architectural Records earn many publishing honors during his tenure as the editor in chief.

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