Robert Ivy’s Journey to the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award

Robert Ivy was born over a golden jubilee ago in America, and his career life has been one of success after success. At a tender age, his love for architectural designs was evident, and his parents saw to it that he furthered his dream of becoming a top-notch architecture. The fulfillment of this dream was earmarked by his admission to the University of the South, situated in the outskirts of America where he emerged with a Bachelor’s degree in Arts. His thirst for vast expertise in the field of designs was not quenched yet, and years later, he was accoladed with the prestigious Masters in Architecture from the reputable Tulane University.

Equipped with nothing short of explicit knowledge in Architecture, Robert Ivy stepped into the industry as a lucky man. Construction heavyweights were up and running after him, all for the sake of tapping his expertise. His first career was however not directly connoted to working in the fields but rather as a Chief Editor for a local magazine dubbed Architectural Record in 1996. Within a short period of his stay, another publishing bigwig, Mc-Graw Hill Construction Media, came knocking for his services in 2011. He became the Editorial Director and Executive Vice President for the publishing line responsible for magazines such as Constructor, Sweets, The Magazine of Sustainable Design, SNAP among many. Read his article on zdnet to learn more.

Late 2011 became the icing on the cake for Robert Ivy as he was incorporated into the American Institute of Architects. His exponential skills were on full throttle and little did he know that the big brother was watching. He was appointed as the Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of the reputable institution due to his exceptional skills in overhauling the architectural systems in America.

Under his watch, the Architecture industry has seen a tremendous transformation across America. Owing to his essential influence as the game changer, Robert Ivy has scooped different awards during his career. They include the Dean’s Medal in 2017 and the Designation Master Architect. However, the most prestigious of all is the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award which is awarded to outstanding professionals who have their roots in Mississippi, by the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters. According to the AIA President, Carl Elefante, he stands out as an accurate reflection of the great men and women who work tirelessly to improve the infrastructure industry.

Robert Ivy joins the list of the award’s honorees such as Morgan Freeman, Walter Anderson, and Eudora Welty. Visit: https://siny.org/news/aia_appoints_robert_ivy_a_executive_vice_president_ceo/