The Lifetime Achievement Award For Robert Ivy

Meet Robert Ivy, the executive vice president and the American Institute of Architects’s Chief Executive Officer from the year 2011. Ivy got honored by the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters as the only architect and an origin of Mississippi through receiving the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award. Ivy determined to inform the public and educate them about the architecture. Thus, he promotes the professional architecture. The award symbolizes the first time an architect received a Noel Pork Award, an honor presented to the Mississippi-connect artists and art patrons running a body that promotes, perform, and creates art.

“Robert Ivy should serve as the ambassador of our mission at AIA as practicing architect, auditor, and author,” said Carl Elefante, the President of AIA. The President of AIA was glad to to represent the organisation in congratulating Ivy for his unique honor. The individual ascends to his rightful position. Ivy said that the achievement was possible with the hand of the AIA family and the team of management. Other Mississippians with the same award include Eudora Welty, Morgan Freeman, and Walter Anderson.


The leadership of Robert Ivy at the AIA is shaping the performance level of the institute attaining the highest membership level in the history of the last 160 years. Before becoming the CEO of the AIA in the year 2011, Ivy was the Editor-in-Chief of the McGraw Hill’s Architectural Journal. The high recognition of the journal in the entire world attracted the National Magazine Honor for the general excellence. Ivy came up with the McGraw Hill’s Architectural design and construction and also formulating the Mandarin Version of Architectural Journal famous in the Middle East and China.

At the AIA, Robert Ivy made it possible for all the Americans to practice architecture all across the globe under the seven global chapters of AIA. Ivy’s preaching of the architectural design made him get recognized by the National Architectural Fraternity naming him the Master Architect, the title given to few other Mississippians like R. Buckminster Fuller and Ludwig Mies-van-der-Rohe. Additionally, Ivy got an award of the Dean’s Medal from the University of Arkansas Fay Jones School of Architecture in the year 2017.

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