The lifetime achiever Robert Ivy
Robert ivy just made history as the first architect to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at an event on June 2nd in Jackson Mississippi. He is the American Institute of Architects EVP and its CEO. This Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award is normally given to artists and art patrons who are Mississippi-connected, and Ivy is the most-unlikely candidate when compared to the nature of the previous award nominees like Morgan Freeman (2007), an actor, singer Leontyme Price (2000), artist Walter Anderson (1989), among others. He received this award alongside Andrew Cary Young who is a stained-glass designer and the President of Pearl River Glass Studio. The American Institute of Architects President, Carl Elefante, was among the people to praise this nomination. Read more about Robert Ivy at Wikipedia.
Practicing architect Robert Ivy, who also doubles as an author and editor, has been honored before as Master Architect, by the national architecture fraternity Alpha Rho Chi. He has also previously received the Dean’s Medal in 2017 from the University of Arkansas Fay Jones School of Architecture. He writes about architecture around the world and this is what led to his nomination.
Robert Ivy has previously served as the Editor-In-Chief of Architectural Record, a McGraw-Hill’s production, before joining the AIA in 2011. The journal gained worldwide fame during his tenure as the most distributed journal in the architectural field leading to bagging numerous awards that included the National Magazine Award for General Excellence. McGraw Hill grew in bounds in China and the Middle East, and this part of this success is the leadership of Robert Ivy where he led the launching of the Mandarin version of the journal hence broadening the journal’s reach, especially in the design and construction markets where it majored in.
Mississippi residents who show exceptional commitment to their craft is honored with this lifetime achievement award. Robert has been one of such individuals as he has stayed true to his commitment to showcasing the design, construction and architecture works of art to the whole world through many publications. This award will surely propel him to seek new ways of spreading his works to new boundaries. Follow: https://twitter.com/robertivy?lang=en