Robert Ivy is considered to be one of the most successful, celebrated and exemplary architects today. There are many reasons or factors of why he’s claimed to be so. But one of the things that are most talked about and even trending in the news lately is mainly because he’s the latest awardee of the Polk Noel Lifetime Achievement Award. Robert is best known for his leadership role as CEO of American Institute of Architects, as well as the network’s EVP. He has spent most of his career developing the network and increasing its reputation as a prime resource of opportunities for architects in America. He’s led the group to building more networks that can help his fellow architects get the best programs and assistance they need.
This dedication of Robert Ivy for his fellow architects is more than enough of a reason why he deserves the award. Mississippi Today wrote that the award is given to Robert Ivy by the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters (MIAL) as part of their efforts to recognize leading experts, exuberant creative professionals and enthusiastic artists that have made already a name in their chosen fields. It is also to recognize the efforts of Mississippi-based artists that this award is created. Some of the artists that are awarded by MIAL that join Robert Ivy are Poet Molly McCully Brown, James S. Sclater in Music, Morgan Freeman in acting and Shannon McNally in music composition.
Contract Design added to the news about the award by saying that Ivy’s name in the list means that the world of architecture is no longer an isolated field. It’s no longer just a specialty area for architects and home designers. It’s now an acknowledged area of art that deserves much praise as any other established art forms. The features also affirms that Robert Ivy is a well-deserving winner, if only for the invaluable work he’s done for writing books about architecture in various publications. AIA President Carl Elefante even added that Ivy is the most authoritative representative of their firm because of how Ivy has branched out in all of his work in writing and designing.