Robert Ivy is a native of Mississippi, and an iconic presence in the field of architecture. Due to his diligence, creativity, and unparalleled vision, he has gained notable recognition as a Master Architect. He serves as the executive vice president and CEO of the American Institute of Architects (AIA, and he is considered to be an author, editor, and an excellent practicing Architect. As a commentator on architecture worldwide, he began his tenure with AIA in 2011, and has significantly contributed to the expanded global presence and influence of the organization. In the past, Robert Ivy received the award of Master Architect, which was presented to him by the national architecture fraternity Alpha Rho Chi. He also received the 2017 Dean’s Medal from the University of Arkansas Fay Jones School of Architecture. More about of Robert Ivy at Huffpost.
The American Institute of Architects is presently at its highest membership level in its 160-year history. That being said, he has recently received the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award, which was presented to him by the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters. This is the very first time that an Architect has received such a prestigious award, which was awarded to him for his personal and professional achievements. To put things into perspective, other honorees include actor Morgan Freeman, artist Walter Anderson, and writer Eudora Welty. Robert Ivy was praised by the AIA’s Present Carl Elefante, who articulated the following: “As the CEO of AIA since 2011, and as an author, editor and practicing architect, Robert Ivy is a worthy ambassador for our profession. This award comes as a crowning personal and professional achievement for him as a native of Mississippi. On behalf of the AIA, I am truly delighted to congratulate him on this unique honor.” Mr. Robert Ivy received his Lifetime Achievement Award at the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters on June 2nd.