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The Life And Career Of Robert Ivy

Robert Ivy is the current executive vice president and has been the CEO of from American Institute of Architects (AIA), from 2011. He graduated from Sewanee, the University of the south with a bachelor’s of arts in English and hold a Masters degree in architecture from Tulane University.

Prior to working with America Institute of Architects, Robert Ivy worked as an editor in chief for Architectural Records. He later became the vice president of McGraw-Hill construction media, a media platform which included GreenSource, SNAP, Architectural Record, Constructor, Sweets and many more.

Achievements and recognition.
Robert Ivy has been a principal at Dean & Dale and Dean & Ivy from 1981 to 1996. He has also made a number of publications as well as been a critic for other national publications. During his editorial leadership at architectural records, the magazine was recognized a number of times in the publishing industry. On such honor was the Premier Magazine Journalism Award, the National Magazine Award for general excellence by the American Society of Magazine Editors among others. As an individual, Robert Ivy received the highest award for recognition award by the American Business Media, the Crain Award in 2009 and the McGraw-Hill award, among other recognitions in 1998. Mr. Ivy was also a member of the grand jury that voted in Henry Gehry the Dwight D. Eisenhower memorial. Another one of these recognitions was when he was named unanimously, by the National Architect fraternity, Alpha Rho Chi, as a Master Architect for his effective delivery of the value of design, in 2010. The most renowned of his publications was his autobiography, published in 2001, titled Fay Jones: Architect.

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Robert Ivy Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

The Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters (MIAL) has awarded Robert Ivy with Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement award. Robert Ivy is the current Chief Executive Officer of the American Institute of Arts. It is the first time for an architect to receive the Polk Award which in most cases goes to art patrons and artists from Mississippi. Mr. Ivy joins a rare list of distinguished people from Mississippi to receive such an award including Morgan Freeman (2007), Eudora Welty (2001), late artist Walter Anderson (1989), singer Price Leontyne (2000) and writer Shelby Foote (2004).

Nancy LaForge said that President of MIAL Robert Ivy has demonstrated that he is king in the world of architecture according to She added that there is no one who has worked so hard to make it accessible and publicize the work of architecture than Robert Ivy “Being an international writer, commentator, and author of architecture, Robert Ivy has rightfully joined a list of distinguished people receiving the prestigious Noel Polk award. On his part, AIA President Carl Elefante said that there was no other better person to receive the award besides Robert Ivy.

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The current AIA President said that he has known Robert Ivy for a long time and his works in the field of architecture are evident. He said Ivy has been on the forefront emphasizing architects to diversify to other fields to become more productive in the society. He is indeed a deserving ambassador for architects in this country. This award could not have come any other better time. It is a crowning for both his personal and professional achievements as a person who hails from Mississippi. The president congratulated Ivy for scooping the award.

Mr. Robert Ivy was formerly working as an editor-in-chief at McGraw-Hill’s Architectural Record before being elected as the chief executive officer at the American Institute of Arts (AIA). Under his tenure at AIA, the institution becomes more active and liberal and received several international awards. AIA has since grown and recognized as an international organization and currently has over members even outside the United States. Ivy was also honored by the national architecture fraternity Alpha Rho Chi because of his role in propagating design ideas.

Robert Ivy went to Sewanee University where he earned Bachelor of Arts degree in English. He later proceeded to Tulane University for his Master of Architecture degree. Before becoming an architect, Ivy also served as a U.S Navy Officer. Robert Ivy has been praised for transforming the American Institute of Arts since he took over as the CEO.