For the first time ever, an architect has been honored with the Polk Award that is always awarded to residing Mississip-connected artists plus art patrons. These are professionals who have been striving to create, perform and support the artwork extraordinarily and worthily that deserves to be honored. Robert Ivy has joined the small list of renowned Mississippians who have been honored. The first person to be awarded was Eudora Welty who is a writer in 2001, Morgan Freeman who is an actor in 2007 among many others. More about of Robert Ivy at Huffpost
Robert Ivy is one of the leading architects who strive in making architecture to be readily accessible to the public in Mississippi. Being a renowned author and commentator on the field of architecture, Robert now takes his rightful position in the applauded list of the Noel Polk Award honorees. This is according to the president of MIAL nancy LaForge.
Having served as the Chief Executive Officer of AIA from 2011, and as a writer, editor, and practicing architect, Ivy is really a worthy ambassador for this profession. This honor serves as a crowing personal as well as professional accomplishment for him as a resident of Mississippi.
Robert Ivy served as McGraw-Hill’s Architectural Record Editor-in-Chief of before being poached by the AIA in 2011. During his leadership tenure, he helps the Architectural Record to become the broadly distributed architectural publication globally and scooped many awards which comprise the National Magazine Award due to the General Excellence. Additionally, Ivy guided the McGraw Hill’s design and the establishment of the media when it experienced explosive growth in China. He initiated a Mandarin edition of Architectural Record.
At the AIA, Robert has significantly developed the organization’s international footprint, which is at its highest level of membership in so many years. Currently, the architects in the US are practicing across the world, supported by the seven international chapters of AIA, comprising recent chapters in Canada and China.
Previously, Robert Ivy was awarded by the national architecture fraternity Alpha Rho Chi, due to his effectiveness in explaining the importance of design. He was also honored with the Dean’s Medal. Visit: https://www.aia.org/leadership