Robert Ivy- A Man Deserving and Worthy of a Lifetime Award

Robert’s career began in the University of Sewanee. Here he obtained his degree in Bachelors of Arts. He further proceeded to get a degree in architecture from the University of Tulane.

Many get into the business and career world, but few make an impression worthy of an award. Robert Ivy is among the few who make an impact that deserves recognition. The Polk Lifetime Achievement Award is an award that has in the past been given to people involved with the fine arts. These are persons whose works have impacted and inspired others in the field and even beyond. Robert joins the league of great Mississippians such as the famous Morgan Freeman. In the past, these awards have gone to people in the arts industry, and for the first time in history, this award is being given to an architect. Find out more about Robert on Tulane School of Architecture.

Robert Ivy’s Contribution in Architectural Industry

As the Editor in Chief of the McGraw-Hill’s Architectural Record, Robert was able to make a significant impact. Under his leadership, the Record was awarded several awards. In a short span of time, the Record had moved to become the standard and benchmark of the architectural journaling. Robert Ivy is the man who was credited with raising this Journal from a place of near obscurity to the icon that it is today. Ivy did not stop here. He created a new version of the magazine to cater to the Asian population. Thanks to Ivy, there is now more cohesion between the construction and building industry. His efforts have also allowed for enhanced professional sharing on different levels in the profession.

Robert Ivy later moved from McGraw Hill’s Record and accepted the position of CEO at the Architectural Institute of America. During his tenure, Ivy made it his mission to inspire and get more people to understand architecture. He is attributed to opening up this industry to not just the American Public but even beyond. It, therefore, does not come as a surprise that Robert Ivy is the man designated to receive The Polk Lifetime Achievement Award. Following the award announcement, Robert Ivy has received congratulatory messages from different media and industry personalities all echoing that is an award well-earned and deserving of a great man who has made contributions that will impact generations.

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The American Institute Of Architect’s Most Distinguishing CEO

The AIA, formally known as New York Society of Architects, is a professional body for architects in the United States founded by a group of 13 architects in New York City in 1857. The organization aims to improve the reputation of the profession as well as promote the perfection in the delivery by its members. Before the creation of the organization, anyone could call himself an architect. This was because there were no architectural schools or licensing laws for architecture in the US. The first president of the organization was Richard Upjohn.

The 12 original members invited 16 other reputable architects to join them. Due to requests by architects from other parts of the country to be included in the organization, chapters were formed in other parts of the country by the 1800s, such as in Baltimore, Boston, Rhode Island, Albany, and San Francisco. There were over 300 chapters as at 2008. The organization headquarters is in Washington D.C.

Currently, the organization is made up of more than 90,000 members. The AIA has different level of membership that spans architects practicing in the United States to architects that have been with the organization for more than 15 years.

The organization is governed by a board of directors with more than 200 full-time employees. It uses its huge membership to influence government decisions that affect its members and the profession.

In 2011, Robert Ivy was named the CEO of the American Institute of Architects. Ivy holds a Bachelor degree in English from Sewanee: The University of the South and a Masters in Architecture from Tulane University. Robert Ivy has contributed tremendously to the field of architecture going by his degree in English. He was the Editor-in-Chief of an architectural magazine, Architectural Record, in 1996. Under his leadership, the magazine received several awards, including the Premier Magazine Journalism Award. Till date, the magazine has won 26 Jesse H. Neal Awards and 7 Ozzies.

Robert Ivy was awarded the Crain Award in 2009. This is the highest recognition for individuals by the American Business Media. In 1998, he was awarded the McGraw-Hill Award for Management Excellence.

The National Architecture Fraternity, Alpha Rho Chi, in a unanimous vote named Robert Ivy as a Master Architect, a designation he shares with iconic architects such as John Wellborn Root and Dr. Nathan Clifford Ricker. He is the only architect to have been selected for the award in the 21st century.

Fay Jones, Robert Ivy’s biography, was published in 2001 and is currently in its third edition.

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