Vice President and CEO of AIA Robert Ivy — the Recent Honoree of the Lifetime Achievement Award
Since June 2018, Robert Ivy is the architect industry’s first-time success of the reputable Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award. The Mississippi Institute for Arts and Letters (MIAL) presented Columbus’s native Robert Ivy and comrade-Mississippian Andrew Young the award. It’s not surprising Robert Ivy has set up architecture all over Mississippi and worldwide.
For several years, MIAL has given the Polk Award to Mississippians, writer Shelby Foote, actor Morgan Freeman and many others. Therefore, it is proper for Mr. Ivy to be added to the list of recipients. Robert has practiced architect over the years; he is CEO of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) from 2011. Before Robert’s leading position at AIA, he was a former editor in chief for Architectural Record at McGraw-Hill. Read his article on zdnet to learn more.
As chief editor and author, Robert Ivy led Architectural Record to become a popular worldwide journal. Thus, the architecture commentator deserved the Polk Award. Under Ivy’s leadership, AIA has a huge global footprint, and many American architects are practicing in many of the institute’s global chapters. New AIA chapters in Canada and China are taking part in the organization.
More of Ivy’s authoritative skill includes Fay Jones, which is now in its third version, after being released in 2001.
Further, Robert Ivy went to the University of the South where he received a Bachelor of Arts in English. He gained his Master of Architecture academic degree from Tulane University.
Robert’s newest passion is to train architects for their responsibility in treating today’s important issues, which is renew-ability, climate change, and the effect of architecture for the public health’s benefit. Ivy’s aim is to fulfill this by innovating the AIA resources. For instance, Robert’s signature achievements consist of reorganizing the AIA organization by manufacturing a modern digital-first technology base.
Finally, this task was an award-winning and national awareness effort — which increased decision-making.