Robert Ivy, the Chief Executive Officer a well as the executive vice president of the AIA (American Institute of Architects) as from February 2011, has been granted the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award by the MIAL (Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters). The declaration denotes the first time an architect has been given the Polk Award, which perceives “living Mississippi-associated artists as well as art patrons whose assemblage of work over a lifetime of performing, supporting, and creating art is extraordinary.” The past honorees include Morgan Freeman (an Actor 2007), Walter Anderon (an artist 1989), Eudora Welty (a writer 2001) and Leontyne Price (a singer 2000).
The MIAL President, Nancy LaForge, said that with regards to making architecture more available to the general population, there is nobody else like Robert Ivy from Mississippi. The President of MIAL further stated that as a commentator, an author, and a writer on architecture globally, he would now take his legitimate position in an acclaimed list of Noel Polk Award honorees.
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Carl Elefante, the President of AIA, added saying that Robert Ivy as the CEO of AIA since 2011, and as the editorial manager, practicing architect, and as an author, is a commendable ambassador for their profession. He further adds that the honor comes as a delegated personal as well as a professional accomplishment for him as a local of Mississippi. He finished by stating on behalf of the AIA team, that he is genuinely delighted in congratulating him on his remarkable honor.
Since starting his residency in 2011 with the AIA, Robert Ivy has extended the worldwide presence as well as the influence of the association, which is at the moment in its 160th year in history and its highest membership level. He was acknowledged officially during an event on June 2.
AIA was established in 1857 and consistently works to develop more secure, healthy, valuable, and sustainable structures, communities and neighborhoods. Over 200 universal, state, and local sections, AIA advocates for public approaches promoting economic vitality as well as general wellbeing. AIA issues members with apparatus and resources to help them in their professions and business. The Institute also engages with urban and government pioneers and the population to discover solutions to issues confronting the institutions, world, communities, and nation. Robert Ivy attended the Sewanee: The University of the South and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in English and at the Tulane University attained a Master of Architecture degree.
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