During the spring of 2018 Robert Ivy was awarded the Polk Noel Lifetime Achievement Award. This is the first time that an architect has ever received this award. Robert Ivy is the current Executive Vice President and the Chief Executive Officer at AIA.
AIA is the American Institute of Architects. Mr. Ivy joined AIA in 2011 and prior to that he was the editor-in-chief for Architectural Record. He is a published author and has received many awards during his time with Architectural Record. Robert was a practicing architect, author and editor when he left Architectural Record and joined AIA.
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Under Robert Ivy’s leadership as the CEO of American Institute of Architects experienced growth and popularity. He helped grow AIA’s global presence and the magazine was able to achieve its highest enrollment since its establishment over one hundred and sixty years ago. Robert wants to bring accessible architecture to the public and focuses on his local communities. The Noel Lifetime Achievement Award is given to Mississippi natives who demonstrate strong leadership skills and better their communities. Recipients of this award promote the arts and the creation of the arts throughout their professional lifetime. Morgan Freeman, Leontyne Price and Shelby Foote are other noteworthy recipients of the Noel Lifetime Achievement Award.
Throughout his professional career, Robert Ivy has continually strived for success and has been awarded prestigious recognitions. He earned the title of “Master Architect” and the 2017 Dean’s Medal from the University Of Arkansas Fay Jones School Of Architecture. The “Master Architect” title was given to Robert Ivy by the national architecture fraternity Alpha Rho Chi. He attended Sewanee University and earned a Bachelor of Arts in English degree. He furthered his education at Tulane University where he earned a Master of Architecture degree. His colleagues agree that he is a well deserving recipient of the prestigious Polk Noel Lifetime Achievement Award and they look forward to his future accomplishments and achievements.
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