Robert Ivy- FAIA is the Chief Executive Officer and also the Vice President of The American Institutes of Architects. He received the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievements Awards. The award was given by the Mississippi Institutes of the Arts and Letters a non-profit institute due to his exceptional artist’s architectural design. It’s the first instance for an architect to receive such award and from POLK, and it usually was given to the artists connected to Mississippi and the art patrons who have beautiful lifetime body of work. The lifetime artistic work ranges from creating, supporting and performing of extraordinary artwork that is worthy receiving a special honour.
Robert Ivy is the recent artistic architect to join the list of distinguished Mississippians with the previous ones including Eudora Welty, the writer in 2001. Actor Morgan Freeman received his honour in 2007, writer Shelby Foote acquired in 2004, Walter Anderson the late artist received his in 1989, and 200o singer Leontyne Price got the award.
According to Nancy LaForge, the MIAL President in the architect industry Robert Ivy is the worthy ambassador in the industry since he has made the general public have easy access to architecture. Ivy is a well-renowned commentator, author, and writer on matters concerning architecture worldwide. Robert Ivy, a native of the Mississippi, was crowned the personal of his professional achievement.
Robert worked at McGraw Hills Architectural Records as the Chief Editor and later in 2011 he joined the AIA, and under his leadership, the Architectural Record improved significantly. The Architectural Record became widely disseminated and prestigious architectural journal globally receiving numerous awards like National Magazine Award for their General Excellence. Ivy led the McGraw Hills company in designing and construction media in China and the Middle East during its expansion by launching of the Architectural Record on Mandarin version.
Robert Ivy has authoritative biography known as Fay Jones that was published in 2001 and its now enjoying the third edition. The book main aim is showcasing different works of Frank Lloyd Wright American architect devotees with the North America Art Library Society citing the Fay Jones as the highest standards of design, production, and scholarship.
He attended The South of Sewanee University and received his English in Arts and later to University Tulane for his Masters in Architecture. Ivy once served for U.S. Navy as an officer before being a renowned architect.
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