Robert Ivy is apart of the American Institute of Architects. He has a long history of working in architecture. He is well known for his work as an architect. He became the Editor-in-Chief of Architectural Record in 1996. He worked to make the publication become the architectural journal with the most readers worldwide. Several awards were given to Architectural Record because of its superb content.
Under his leadership, the publication earned the American Society of Magazine Editors National Magazine Award for General Excellence. He has been a critic for host of other national publications. He was on the panel to select the architect for the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial. Because of his long history of work in the publication business of architecture, he is being awarded the Polk Noel Lifetime Achievement Award.
Robert Ivy today is the Executive VP and CEO of the American Institute of Architects. The Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters is honoring him with the Polk Noel Lifetime Achievement Award because of his leadership for the AIA. He will be the first architect to be awarded the Polk Award. The Polk Noel Lifetime Achievement Award honors artists with a Mississippi connection and other artistic people who either have a collection of art creations or who perform art or who support artists. Singers, musicians, writers and actors have won this award before. Names like Morgan Freeman and Walter Anderson are just few of the previous award winners.
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The committee awarding Robert Ivy the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award has stated that Robert Ivy does a good job of making architecture for the general public. He has made architecture more accessible to all people The committee feels as though his work as an author, writer and commentator of international architecture makes him more than qualified to be win this award. He does a fine job in his profession for the American Institute of Architects. His efforts have not gone unrecognized. This award shows significance for the accomplishments he has garnered the American Institute of Architects. June 2018 is the month, Robert Ivy will be officially awarded the Polk Noel Lifetime Achievement Award.
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