Robert Ivy – Award Winning Architect, Writer And Editor

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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The Success Of Robert Ivy

Robert Ivy FAIA is a household name when it comes to matters of Architecture. He has in the past held different portfolios in various institutions dealing with building and construction. He is Chief Executive Officer of the American Institute of Architects. As a result of his exemplary work in architecture, he was recognized and honored with Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award commonly referred to as (MIAL). The award is the highest ever received by an architect which demonstrates the ability of the individual in doing architecture. The Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to the living individuals who have created a significant impact on the lives of the society. Some of the few individuals who have been awarded the prestigious award are the likes of Eudora, Morgan Freeman, and Walter Anderson among others.

Robert Ivy FAIA is one of the best individuals when it comes to making architecture available to all the public without any limitation. He is a distinguished writer, author, and commentator on the architecture worldwide. Before Robert joined the American Institute of Architecture, he was formerly the editor-in-chief of McGraw –Hills Architectural Record. Due to his outstanding leadership and management, he was able to turn around the fortunes of the firm and become one of the highly disseminated architectural journals worldwide. During that time the McGraw-Hill publisher scooped numerous awards such as the National Magazine Award for General Excellence. During his reign, he facilitated the publishers’ ability to break into the Chinese market and other international market.

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In the current portfolio where he is the current Chief Executive Officer of the American Institute of Architects tremendous growth is experienced. For instance, the institute has experienced the highest number of the enrollment in the record 160 years of its existence. Therefore, as the meticulous planning and management of Robert, the institute has enabled American architects to work across the globe. Consequently, the success of the American Institute has led to Robert being recognized by national architecture fraternity Alpha Rho Chi for his capability to communicate the various models of architecture effectively. The list of the awards received by Robert is long and includes Master Architecture icon, Dean’s medal from Arkansas Fay Jones. His journey in architecture began when he received a master’s degree in architecture from Tulane University. There are plans to honor Roberts with Lifetime Achievement Award as an illustration of his performance in the field of architecture.

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