Robert Ivy is an accomplished architect whose contribution in the industry speaks volumes for itself. It all began in 1996 when Ivy was appointed as the Editor in Chief to head Architectural Record, an organization that he helped grow in leaps and bounds to become the world’s most sought-after and read journal regarding architecture. Today, Ivy serves as the EVP/CEO of the American Institute of Architects. Visit on his twitter for more updates.
Robert Ivy has done and achieved a lot throughout his illustrious career. He was once the editorial director and vice president of McGraw-Hill Construction Media in addition to being a juror on a panel that was chaired to select the designer of the National Dwight Eisenhower Memorial. He was also at the head of McGraw-Hill’s design and subsequent construction media especially during the firm’s explosive growth in the Middle East and China.
Just recently, the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters had the honor of awarding Mr. Robert Ivy the Noel Pork Lifetime Achievement Award, an event that marked the first time that an architect had been awarded the Polk Award, which is normally awarded to living Mississippi art patrons and artists who dedicate much of their time in performing, creating, and/or giving support to art proves to be extraordinary and deserving of a special honor.
With the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award, Mr. Ivy joins the list of a few distinguished Mississippians that have managed to be honored with such a prestigious award. As an author, writer, and distinguished commentator in the world of architecture, Robert Ivy now takes his rightful place as one an accomplished Noel Polk Award receiver. The Noel Polk Award crowns personal and professional achievement for Mr. Ivy as being a native of Mississippi.
Apart from other awards that Robert Ivy has managed to achieve, the Noel Polk Award is perhaps the greatest award that he has achieved in his illustrious career filled with years of experience.
Ivy is a well-educated fellow having earned his English Bachelor of Arts from Sewanee in addition to Tulane University where he earned his Master’s Degree in Architecture.