Robert Ivy is from Mississippi. He has a master’s in architecture. Ivy is an architect by profession and is currently the vice head and a representative of the American Institute of Architects. Before working with the AIA, Robert served as the head editor in McGraw- Hill’s Architectural Record. During his time in office, the organization grew so much and even managed to acquire several awards for example; National Magazine Award for General Excellence. That aside their creative ideas gained prominence even in China where he launched one of their designs. Find out more about Robert Ivy at bizjournals.com
The Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award recently recognized Ivy, i.e., it was presented by the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters. Robert is the very first Architect to be recognized in this award category. What’s more, the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters acknowledge only those living in Mississippi or those in close association and whose contribution is significant to them (in Mississippi) Previously, the award was just given to actors, writers, and singers and this makes Robert Ivy very distinct.
Robert Ivy seems very influential because those in the higher offices tend to think highly of him. Carl Elefante, his boss, says (the president of AIA) he sees Robert’s recognition by the MIAL as an achievement, not only in his personal life but also in his career. The head of MIAL, Nancy LaForge seems to believe that Robert Ivy’s creativity is readily available to the general public.
Robert has also acquired other awards; Master Architect Award, which recognizes creativity among architects by the National Architecture Fraternity and Dean’s Medal in last year.
Robert Ivy was also a law enforcer in the army before starting his career in architecture, maybe one of the lessons he acquired there is absolute dominance, which makes him able to influence people wherever he has been. His passions for design and architecture being his building blocks have significantly contributed to his success.
This Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award that Robert has managed to take home may significantly change a lot in future. Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters seem to be recognizing talent in art all around.