CEO Robert Ivy — American Institute of Architects First Time Recipient of the Polk Award

The Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters (MIAL) usually credit photographers, visual arts, and musicians with its Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement commendation. In it, the Institute has honored some outstanding achievers for more than 35 years. However, CEO and Mississippi native, Robert Ivy has recently received the Polk Award. Even more, the AIA Vice president is a first-time recipient of such honor.

Of course, Ivy has been AIA’s Executive Vice President and CEO since 2011. Also, he is an author, writer and a worldwide architecture commentator. So, it comes as no surprise; he takes his spot with other Noel Polk Award honorees. Also, the former US Navy officer held a position as Editor in Chief for McGraw-Hill’s Architectural Record before becoming a part of the AIA.

With Robert Ivy’s management, Architectural Record grew to be the most widely spread architect journal worldwide and earned many awards — which included the Ellie Awards for excellent service. The MIAL organization will formally present, both Mississippians — architect, Ivy and Andrew Cary Young (stained-glass artist) with the Lifetime Achievement Award during June 2. Interestingly, Mr. Ivy has an honorary title, Master Architect, which came from the national architectural association.

Similarly, the camaraderie, Alpha Rho Chi has recognized other well-known architects around the world. Nonetheless, there’s no one in Mississippi to make architecture available to the community like Robert Ivy. For that reason, the MIAL’s President Nancy Laforge has so taken notice. What’s more, Robert Ivy has grown the AIA’s area throughout the world. Now, the Institute in all of its 160-year-old record has the highest subscription level.

So, when you become a member of AIA, the Institute will provide resources to help you with your business. Indeed, we face many issues in our communities and the world. Thus, the American Institute of Architects provides its participants with tools to connect to the public in finding the right solution to those issues. When the AIA started in 1857, it aimed to produce more sustainable buildings, communities, and neighborhoods.

Afterward, the organization support ideas that will benefit the public’s well-being and strengthen economic durability. At the moment, under the guidance of Robert Ivy, the American Institute of architects are working through 200 or more local and state chapters in performing and providing the highest professional expectations.

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