Whenever someone does something great or makes phenomenal achievements, it’s always good to recognize that and reward them. This is what the American Institute of Architects did to one of its leaders. Carl Elefante, the AIA leader, broke the news indicating that Robert Ivy was to be awarded for his phenomenal achievements. MIAL (Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters) is a non-profit organization that has acknowledged what Ivy has been doing.
Ivy is an executive leader who serves as the CEO and Vice President of AIA. The accomplishments associated with him in the architecture field are impressive. He is a man who doesn’t settle for anything less than what is great and of significant help to the people he serves.
According to AIA President, Robert Ivy is industrious in the architecture realm, something that has made him a successful man. Anyone looking forward to being a professional architect would look at Ivy and emulate him. He knows that it’s one thing to be in a particular profession, and it’s another thing to be a professional in that field. He qualifies to get the special honor or award since he has been an embodiment of professionalism in the field of architecture. Ivy is the first architect to receive the Polk Award. No other architect has received this award before.
Customary, the Polk Award has always been given to art patrons and performers who uniquely create, perform, and support artwork. Ivy happens to be one of them. The personnel who heard about the award that Ivy was about to receive gave him accolades and great acknowledgment of his undivided devotion in the artwork. According to Elefante, Robert Ivy was the best ambassador and symbol of the architecture profession. The President also recognized Ivy as an exceptional Mississippian architect with unmatched ambition.
Ivy is not just a global architecture commentator, but also a successful author and writer in Mississippi. He graduated with a degree in English from the South University. He later went to Tulane University where he graduated with a master’s degree in architecture. Robert Ivy was a Navy officer in the United States before he went to the university. The Arkansas University through the faculty of Architecture honored Ivy with the Dean’s Medal in 2017. The national architectural group had named Ivy a “Master Architect” in 2010. The Architectural Record also gave Ivy the National Magazine Award for his exemplary work as the chief editor. Through his selfless leadership, AIA has received great success since Ivy joined it in 2011.