Robert Ivy was recently recognized for his work in architecture by the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters with the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award. The Chief Executive Officer of the American Institute of Architects is the first architect to be honored by the organization with their Lifetime Achievement Award. The Noel Polk Award is only given to artists or patrons with connections to Mississippi. Read more about Robert Ivy at Tulane School of Architecture website.
The President of the American Institute of Architects Carl Elefante is excited to see Robert Ivy honored with this award. He believes he is a worthy recipient and an ambassador for architecture in the United States. For the native of Mississippi, this award is a crowning achievement for Robert Ivy. Visit Archinect to know more about Robert Ivy.
The Lifetime Achievement Award is not the only accolade received by Robert Ivy for his work in architecture. In 2017 he was presented with the University of Arkansas’ Dean’s Medal as well as being previously named a Master Architect by Alpha Rho Chi. In the 100 years that Alpha Rho Chi has been operating, only 6 other recipients have been presented with this honor. Additionally, he is the only one to earn the title during the 21st century. He officially received the Noel Polk award on June 2 alongside Andrew Cary Young. Young is a stained-glass designer who works with Pearl River Glass Studio. While Ivy may be an architect first and foremost, he is also an author and editor as well.
Since 1996 Robert Ivy has held positions at McGraw-Hill Construction Media where he has been responsible for the most popular architectural journal in the world, the Architectural Record. Eventually, he advanced within the company to become the Editorial Director and Vice President in charge of The Magazine of Sustainable Design, HQ Magazine, and many other publications. In 1998 he was recognized for his work with McGraw-Hill and earned an award for Management Excellence.