Life Time Achievement Award Is Given To Robert Ivy By The Mississippi Institute Of The Arts
Robert Ivy is the Chief Executive Officer and EVP of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). He has held the position of CEO at AIA since 2011. Before joining AIA in 2011 Mr.
Ivy was an Editor-in-chief at McGraw Hill’s Architectural Record. The Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters has award Mr. Ivy with the Noel Polk Life Time Achievement Award. The Mississippi Institute of the Arts is often referred to as the MIAL and is a privately funded, non-profit organization. This prestigious award is given to Mississippi residents who contribute to the community with their artistic attributes. This is the first time that an architect has been selected for the Polk Life Time Achievement Award. Some of the other past award recipients includes Morgan Freeman, Shelby Foote and Eudora Welty.
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Robert Ivy is more than just an architect; he is also a writer and editor. Ivy’s contributions to Architectural Record have made it a popular worldwide architectural journal. Under Ivy’s leadership, AIA (American Institute of Architects) has grown significantly and has reached an all-time membership high in its’ 160 year history. The American Institute of Architects was founded in 1857 and one of their main aspirations is to create healthy and sound neighborhoods, communities and buildings. They strive to create sustainable buildings and they advocate for public wellbeing. AIA provides the tools and resources to local architects to help them in their personal careers and business. There are currently more than two hundred chapters of the American Institute of the Architects. Chapters are spread out over international, state and local groups.
Prior to his interest and education in Architecture Robert was enrolled in the U.S. Navy and served as an officer. After his time with the U.S. Navy Robert Ivy attended Sewanee University and earned his Bachelor of the Arts degree. He furthered his education at Tulane University and achieved his Master’s degree in Architecture.