Robert Ivy is the current chief executive officer of the American Institute of Architects. During his tenure as the top administrator of this organization, he has developed it into a well known entity that reaches out to architects all over the world. He has helped grow its presence worldwide which has given the organization more of an international presence rather than one exclusively for the United States. In a recent announcement, Robert Ivy was given the Lifetime Achievement Award which provides him with recognition as a top professional in the field of architecture. With this award, Robert has added yet another notable accomplishment during his career.By winning this honor from the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letter, Robert Ivy became the first architect to ever win the Polk Award.
As the winner of this award, Robert has also joined a list of well known individuals from Mississippi who have gotten this recognition in the past.Today, Ivy joins the likes of individuals such as actor Morgan Freeman, writer Shelby Foote and the artist Walter Anderson. The Lifetime Achievement Award recently won by Robert provides recognition for those who have put together a body of work that has made valuable contributions to the creation, performance and support of art. A number of people who know Robert Ivy have expressed their satisfaction with him wining the award. They have said that Robert has proven to be a worthy ambassador to the field of architecture according to the President of the American Institute of Architects Carl Elefante. He said that Ivy winning this award is the crowning achievement of his career.
Elefante is very happy that one of his colleagues has recently received this high honor. The career of Robert Ivy spans over two decades. During this time, Robert has spent time as an author, editor and also the head of the American Institute of Architects. He graduated with a master’s degree in architecture which provided him with knowledge about this field. At the beginning of his career, Robert wrote a number of articles about architecture related topics. He would then become a chief editor for some of the top publications in the industry. Then he would reach the pinnacle of his career by being named the head of the American Institute of Architects.