Robert Ivy Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Transforming Architecture

The Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters (MIAL) honored Robert Ivy, FIAI with the Noel Polk Lifetime Award, an award that honors local Mississippi artist. Robert Ivy’s work speaks volumes and sets him apart from other architects in his field due to his recognition of his work, and more recently being the first architect to be awarded the Lifetime Award. Ivy is not only a native to Mississippi, but he is the Chief Executive officer of The American Institute of Architects (AIA), a well-known author and editor.

Robert Ivy has a laundry list of achievements and successes in his career including his experience as Editor in Chief for McGraw-Hills Architectural Record (the worlds most read architectural journal) and establishing Architectural records in China and the Middle East according to His accomplishments set him apart from other architects in his field, and his achievements have been recognized around the world. In 2010, he was voted as Master Architect by the Architectural fraternity Alpha Rho Chi, a 100-year organization. Ivy was one of the seven architects to be honored by the fraternity.

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Robert Ivy was born in Columbus, Mississippi and currently resides in Washington D.C. He received his Masters of Architecture from Tulane University and his undergraduate degree in English from Sewanee: The University of the South. At Sewanee, he graduated cum laude. His background and education have prepared him for his future in writing and editing. He has written numerous publications, delivered speeches including in front of the Library of Congress and appeared on several television shows including A&E, Discovery Channel and NPR’s All Things Considered amongst the few.

CEO Robert Ivy’s work and awards speak highly of his professionalism, character and the honors that he has received in his field. The future is clear for Robert Ivy. He is on a path to success to transform the future of architecture. The American Institute of Architects happens to be a professional Organization that consists of tons of different architects from all over the United States. The main headquarters for the organization is located in Washington DC.

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