Since the year 2011, Robert Ivy represents the American Institute of Architects as the Chief Executive Officer. Ivy has the skillfulness to run the institution towards the future of success. Ivy’s mission is to educate the audience about architecture and support the professional architecture. The CEO got honored with the Noel Polk Lifetime Award by the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters as the first architect. The honor recognized Ivy through his progressive improvement and Mississippian. The award also recognizes other Mississippians from the Mississippi-connect artists and art patrons. This group of artists serves by performing, creating, and supporting art.
Robert Ivy entered in the list of other Mississippians who got the honor of the same caliber. The few other awardees from Mississippi are Morgan Freeman, and Walter Anderson. As an author, writer, and commentator in the architectural field, Ivy took his rightful position in the list of the honorees of the Noel Polk Lifetime Award,” said the MIAL President, Nancy LaForge. “Ivy should be the ambassador of AIA for our mission as a practicing editor, author, and artist,” said the AIA President, Carl Elefante. It is about the commitment and professional achievement that Ivy got appointed for the award. “On behalf of the AIA, we congratulate Ivy for his unique achievement,” said the AIA president.
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The AIA CEO performed as the Editor-in-Chief of the McGraw Hill’s Architectural Record before joining the AIA in the year 2011. Under Ivy’s leadership, the record performed enormously well across the globe becoming the most famous architectural journal. The record received the National Magazine Award for General Excellence. In China, Robert Ivy opened the McGraw Hill’s design and construction media that maintained a significant exposure. CEO of AIA also came up with the Mandarin Version of Architectural record in the Middle East and China.
Through the visionary leadership of Robert Ivy, the AIA group is at its highest performance level in the 160-year-old history. With the help of the seven global chapters of AIA, Americans can practice architecture across the world. The National Architecture Fraternity awarded Ivy for communicating the values of the design and construction. Therefore, the CEO entered in the list of the Master Architect honorees. Thus, he shares the honor with ionic architects like Mies van der Rohe, Richard Buckminster, and I.M. Pei. Ivy is the only architect to acquire the Noel Polk Award in the fraternity in its 100-year history, and the only architect in the 21st century.
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