As a native of Mississippi, Robert Ivy was recently announced as the recipient of the 2018 Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award from the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters. Ivy is the first architect to receive the honor usually given to popular artists such as the Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman. The CEO and Executive Vice President of the American Institute of Architects was given the award for his continued work as a global ambassador for excellence in design.
After attending Tulane University to obtain his Master’s in Architecture, Robert Ivy began became a practicing architect before becoming lead partner in the Dean/Dale, Dean & Ivy company. Ivy arrived in the architectural industry following his undergraduate studies in English which have been used to further his career as a scholar, journalist, and editor. The prestigious industry magazine, “Architectural Record” turned to the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award winner in 1996 to become Editor-in-Chief of the publication. The success of the magazine under the leadership would lead to the publisher, McGraw-Hill appointing Robert Ivy to the positions of Vice President and Editorial Director.
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Robert Ivy has enjoyed success in almost every role he has undertaken in his career including that of the biographer to the influential architect E. Fay Jones. Publishing the biography in 2001, the book is now in its third edition and has been praised by the Art Library Society of North America for its design and author. The impressive nature of the work completed by Ivy continues in his current role as the Vice President and CEO of the American Institute of Architects, roles he has undertaken since 2011.
The decision to honor Robert Ivy with the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award was based on his position with the American Institute of Architects. Ivy has helped return the Institute to its former position of political power and increased membership to record levels in less than a decade. The CEO has become a global ambassador for American architecture leading a renaissance of the industry in the 2010s.
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