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Robert Ivy Contribution To AIA

Robert Ivy did his Master’s degree in Architecture from Tulane university school of architecture and also did his Bachelor`s degree of arts from the University of the South in Sewanee.

Robert Ivy was a principal at Dean/Dale. Ivy was a critic for national publications for almost sixteen years since 1981. In 1996 he became the vice president and a director in the editing of McGraw Hill construction media that published, ‟The magazine of sustainable Design, SNAP, ENR and Sweets” of Green Source. During appointment of Frank Gehtry to design National Dwight D Memorial, Ivy was a part of the panel as a Jura. In 2011 Robert Ivy became the CEO and the vice president of ‟American Institute of Architects” after succeeding Christine McEntee who had just resigned in July. Ivy currently lives in Washington Dc.

Robert Ivy earned many honors in the publishing industry since he was enthusiastic and excellent in his work. His awards included best National Magazine award, premier journalism award, and 7 Ozzies Folio Design award for best website of the year. Ivy also received 26 Jesse H. Neal awards and the McGraw-Hill Award for excelling in management. In 2009, the American Business Media recognized Ivy as the highest individual and awarded him with the Crain Award.

American Institute of Architects
AIA was established in 1857 by 13 architects but has proliferated with time currently having over 91,000 members’ headquarters are in Washington, Dc and have over 260 chapters around the world. The institute has various benefits;
• It creates opportunities for networking and also enables members to build and boost their credibility.
• Helps members to develop a relationship with other networking associations which may result in work opportunities.
• It has a code of ethics that give peace of mind to clients and when hiring staffs and managers.
• The AIA fees charges are affordable, and members can pay for themselves or their employers pay for them.
• It has tools and resources that support members who are either experienced architects, emerging professional, recent graduate or sole practitioner,
• Members are connected globally with other professionals who share a passion for architecture, design, and the built environment.

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Robert Ivy: A Lifetime Achievement Recipient

Robert Ivy, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice President was given the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award. This award was given by the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters on April 11, 2018, at Washington DC.

Upon the receipt of his award, a lot of people have noted that it was the first instance that an architect was able to receive the Noel Polk Award. To qualify for the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award, one must be living in Mississippi and be able to showcase a plethora of work that embodies a lifetime of creation, performance, or supporting art. The award is only given to only a handful of distinguished people over the years, including Leontyne Prince in 2000, Morgan Freeman in 2007, Eudora Welty in 2001, Shelby Foote in 2004 and late artist Walter Anderson.

Nancy LaForge, MIAL’s President only had great things to say about Robert Ivy. She believes that his work has made it possible for architecture to be easily accessed by the public. LaForge concluded that Robert Ivy stands among the rest, especially in the city of Mississippi, for his dedication in the architectural field. Being a writer, author and influence, Robert Ivy has achieved the paramount of success and earned his place as one of the achieves of the Noel Polk Award.

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AIA President Carl Elefante also commented on this achievement. He believes that Robert Ivy has positively impacted the direction of the organization since being CEO of AIA in 2011. He knows that Robert Ivy is a great ambassador for the architecture field, and he is happy Mr. Ivy’s lifetime achievement. Mr. Elefante is looking forward to more years working hand in hand with Mr. Ivy as they bring awareness to better architectural practices in the industry.

More About Robert Ivy
Robert Ivy is a business and architecture graduate. One of his early careers in the architectural field is being the Editor-in-Chief of McGraw Hill. He was assigned to pool and edit articles for the company’s Architectural Record. During his tenure, Architectural Record became one of the most well-known journals internationally. Their publications received several awards, including National Magazine Award for General Excellence.

After his work with McGraw Hill, he went on to be with AIA in 2011. Under his leadership, AIA grew to have one of the record-breaking numbers of active members since its existence 160 years ago. Until today, Robert Ivy continues to spread awareness the organization’s cause, promote best practices and expand international influence. AIA has more than 90,000 memberships. It was founded in 1857 with 13 architects.

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