Robert Ivy works as the Chief Executive officer of the American Institute of Architects since 2011. The individual received the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award where he represented the AIA as a whole. Ivy got rewarded by the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters. From the beginning in 1857, AIA uses more than 2000 local and international chapters to bring up secure, valuable, and sustainable communities and neighborhoods.
Most importantly, the work of the institution is to teach communities about public policies, support the economy, and promote public safety. The culture of the institution encourages the members to follow codes and various practices to promote high professional standards. AIA uses numerous tools, resources, and means to help their members improve their business lives and promote careers. Also, the institution utilizes the power of the public to make the political leaders handle the pressing issues of the community and find solutions to problems facing institutions and the nation as a whole.
Robert Ivy is the only individual from Mississippi to receive the Noel Polk Lifetime Award. The honor puts together the Mississippi-connect artists and art patrons whose focus is to create, promote, and enormously perform art. Through the determination and efforts of Ivy in teaching the public about architecture, he got listed among the few other legendaries, like actor Morgan Freeman, writer Eudora Welty, and Walter Anderson. The reward shows the rightful rank for Ivy as a commentator, writer, and actor in the architectural field. Therefore, Robert Ivy becomes a worthy ambassador of all the AIA missions as CEO. The individual knows that the journey would not be easy without the support from the public. Thus, Ivy recognizes the AIA family and the management team for all the support in achieving this unique reward.
Before joining AIA in 2011, Robert Ivy served as Editor-in-Chief of the McGraw Hills Architectural Record. Under Ivy’s leadership, this journal became much popular and got awarded with the National Magazine of the Year Award due to its excellence in general performance. Also, Ivy is the founder of McGraw Hill’s construction and design project. Ivy came up with the Mandarin version of Architectural Record. Today, all the Americans can practice architecture anywhere all over the world.