Robert Ivy, the man at the helms of the American Institute of Architects, will go down in history as the first architect to receive the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award. His career has been one of success after success since his incorporation as the Chief Editor of Architectural Record in 1996. The vast skills he showcased spiraled his career growth to the point of no turning back, and within a short time, Robert was promoted to higher ranks.
He became the Chief Editorial Director and Executive Vice President of McGraw Hill Construction Media which lay its principal focus on producing excellent architectural publications. He was mandated with the sole responsibility of overseeing the successful publication and dissemination of magazines such as The Green Source, SNAP, Architectural Record, The Magazine of Sustainable Design, and HQ Magazine among others.
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Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters, which is the primary sponsor of the award, coronate individuals from Mississippi with impeccable skills in arts. The institute’s President, Nancy LaForge, adds that Robert Ivy stands out among many in his profession due to the selflessness he showcases in ensuring that the architectural world is well-informed. Ivy has transformed the construction industry through his regular newsletters which reach thousands of subscribers in the United States, and millions of others across the globe.
Since his inception at the America Institute of Architects in 2011, Robert Ivy has spearheaded a complete overhaul of the institution, rendering it a globally recognized organization. The move has enabled him to scale to executive positions at the firm, from a mere right-hand man to be the Chief Executive Officer and Vice President he is today. Ivy will join the list of the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award honorees such as Walter Anderson, Morgan Freeman, Shelby Foote, Leontyne Price and Eudora Welty.
Robert Ivy is not new to the world of accolades as he has been previously featured in notable awards such as the 2017 Dean’s Award from the University Of Arkansas School Of Architecture, the Crain Award in 2009 among many. He was born and bred in Columbus, a town in the outskirts of Mississippi in the United States. Robert Ivy prides himself in being an alumnus of Tulane University where he emerged with a Masters of Architecture.
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