Robert Ivy is finally being honored for something which, in all honesty, everyone knows that he majorly deserves! With a lifetime of knowledge on architecture, and all things architecture, Ivy is finally being celebrated with the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award.
The Lifetime Achievement Award honors those from the Mississippi are who have indeed had a lifetime of achievement. Morgan Freeman, the well-known actor was a recipient of the award in 2007. Ivy being crowned with this award is quite astonishing, as he represents the very first architect to ever be presented with this specific award. Others have included: highly popular actors, designers, and artists. Wow, what a group to join!
Robert Ivy received his MBA’s and his education from both Tulane University, where he also attended the Tulane School of Architecture, as well as Sewanee: the University of the South.
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Currently, Robert Ivy is both the Executive Vice President and the Chief Executive Officer of the AIA, or the American Institute of Architects. Under his leadership, the AIA has boasted even more members, with some being from countries, such as Canada.
In 1996, while under Ivy’s leadership as the Editor-and Chief of McGraw-Hill’s, the Architectural Record magazine received the very esteemed awards and honors, namely one being, the award entitled: The National Magazine Award. Under Ivy being the magazine’s Editor-in-Chief, the magazine also had a major increase in readers. Ivy also played a major role in the expansion of the magazine, which then went on to serve nations such as: China and some in the Middle East. He helped Architectural Record make magazines in their own language for these nations, in the languages of Mandarin, as well as Arabic.
Additionally, Ivy is also the recipient of many other wonderful awards. One being, the Crain Award, which he received in 2009, for being a well-known figure in American Business Media. In 1998, Ivy also received the high honor of Management Excellence, by Architectural Record’s parent company, McGraw-Hill for his excellence in serving the magazine. To add to his incredible list of careers and achievements, Ivy also was a serviceman, he served in the US Navy prior to his start in architecture.
In addition, Ivy is known for making architecture “more accessible to the general public” by those who know his work, being an architecture and design commentator, as well as effectively communicating to many individuals the value and pricelessness of design and architecture. Robert Ivy, a treasure in the architectural world!
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