Robert Ivy: An American Role Model

Robert Ivy has made history. He is the first architect to receive the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award. The Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to living and currently active artists in connection to the Mississippi state area for extraordinary and outstanding bodies of work in artistic endeavors whether it is creating, performing, supporting arts that are truly worthy of grand honor and notoriety.

Though it goes without saying, this award is one of the greatest honors anyone could receive. Robert Ivy now joins a very, very small group of persons to receive the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award. Other recipients include: Walter Anderson, an American painter and writer (awarded in the year 1989); Leontyne Price, an American soprano singer (awarded in the year 2000); Eudora Welty, an American novelist and short story writer (awarded in the year 2001); Shelby Foote, an American novelist and historian (awarded in the year 2004); and Morgan Freeman, an American actor (awarded in the year 2007).

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CEO Robert Ivy has been given the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement award by the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters. They strongly feel, without a doubt, that he has taken the place that he more than deserves by receiving this prestigious award. The American Institute of Architects also feels the same way.

Robert Ivy served in the United States Navy before receiving his degree Masters of Architecture from Tulane University and a Bachelor of Arts in English from Sewanee: The University of the South. Since 2011, he has been the Chief Executive Officer of the American Institute of Architects. He is also an accomplished author. His biography: Fay Jones: Architect is on its third edition and is held in the highest regards by The Art Library Society of North America. In March of 2010 he was given the title of Master Architect by Alpha Chi Ro, the national architecture fraternity. He is only one of seven persons to receive this honor during the 100 year history of Alpha Chi Ro. As well as being the only architect to receive it in the 21st century. Robert Ivy is also the recipient of the Crain Award as well as the McGraw-Hill Award for Management Excellence. And, as well as the multitude of achievements listed above, he is the Editor in Chief of Architectural Record and Vice President and Editorial Director of McGraw-Hill Construction Media.

Check more about Robert Ivy: https://www.aia.org/press-releases/189166-robert-ivy-faia-honored-with-lifetime-achie

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