Robert Ivy has achieved more than any other architect with his Lifetime Achievement Award. The Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award that was presented to him on June 2nd by the Mississippi Institute of Letters and Art has seen him join the ranks of Morgan Freeman and acclaimed author Shelby Foote who have won the award in the past years. He was honored together with Andrew Young, a stained-glass designer. The award was established to recognize and appreciate artists from Mississippi who have astonishing works of art and show immense support for art. Several people congratulated the American Institute of Architects CEO, Robert Ivy on his achievement including Nancy LaForge.

The director of the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters said that Ivy’s efforts of making architecture accessible to the public deserved to be honored. His colleagues at the American Institute of Architects also expressed their delight and pride in Ivy for bagging the prestigious Noel Polk Award. In a press release, Carl Elefante, the organization’s president poured his admiration for Robert Ivy and alluded that he was the represented the architectural profession well in his work. Ever since he joined the American Institute of architects, Robert Ivy has worked tirelessly to ensure that the influence of the organization spreads globally. It has recorded the highest number of members under his great leadership.

Ivy is a devoted and skilled leader who has inspired productivity at the organization. Before he became part of the American Institute of Architects, he was a senior editor for a journal called the architectural Record at McGraw Hills. He was able to influence many people through the journal, and it became one of the most circulated architectural journals in the world. He steered the journal to win many awards including the National Magazine Award for General Excellence. Robert Ivy is an author and international speaker whose publication ‘Fay Jones Architect’ is in its third edition. He was declared Master architect by the National architect Body for his outstanding works. He also has a Dean’s Medal from the Arkansas University. Ivy holds a master’s degree in architecture from Tulane University.

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