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.