Robert Ivy The First Architect To Win The Polk Award.

Robert Ivy is the C.E.O of The American Institute of Architects and is also the executive Vice President. He is the first Architect to win the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement from the Mississippi institute of Arts and Letters. He has been the C.E.O OF American Institute of Architects from 2011, and is an editor, writer and practicing architect.

Robert ivy has expanded the global presence and influence of AIA since becoming the C.E.O in 2011. He has made the organization reach its peak level of membership in its 160 years of existence. Ivy has a master of Architecture Degree and a Bachelor of Arts degree. He has also served in the U.S Navy as an officer. Read more about Robert Ivy at Wikipedia.

The Polk award is given to living Mississippi associated artists and art patrons who show an exemplary work of creating, performing and supporting art in their lifetime. Mississippians who have won this award in the past include Writer Eudora Welty, Shelby Foote, Walter Anderson, Leontyne price and Morgan Freeman.

President of Mial Nancy La Forge in a press statement said, that there is no one from Mississippi who can make architecture more available to the people like Robert Ivy. She also said that he has taken his place among a list of celebrated Noel Polk Award candidates.

President of AIA Carl Elefante, said that Robert Ivy is a worthy representative of Architectures. This honor comes as the greatest in his personal and career achievement for a person born in Mississippi. He congratulated him on behalf of the AIA.

He is an accomplished writer, and was previously editor- in -chief of Architectural Records before joining AIA. Under his governance Architectural Record grew and become the most widely disseminated journal in the World. He has written a book called Fay jones Architect, printed in 2001 and it is now in its third printing. The book shows the work of the American architect.

He has won other awards such as Alpha Rho Chi awarded by national architecture fraternity. He has also received the Dean’s Medal, but his greatest accomplishment so far is the Polk Award.

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Robert Ivy The First Architect To Be A Polk Award Honoree

Robert Ivy is the CEO of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) from 2011. He is also Executive Vice President of the Institute. He is the first architect to receive the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award for his commitment to improve public health and amenities using architecture and design.

Robert Ivy is a native of Mississippi. He attended the Tulane University and obtained a Master’s degree in Architecture. He also attended Sewanee: The University of the South and earned a Bachelor of Arts (cum laude) in English. He became the Editor in Chief of the publication, Architectural Record in 1996. He was also Vice President and Editorial Director of McGraw-Hill Construction Media that publishes several well-known architectural journals and magazines including Greensource: the Magazine of Sustainable Design.

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The focus of Robert Ivy through his publications is to encourage architects to improve the public health and welfare of the public through innovative design. He encourages them to collaborate with software programmers to improve their designs. He wants building design to encourage exercise and to ensure that the residents get sunlight, clean water and fresh air. He wants health promoting materials used during construction. He believes that innovative architecture can improve the health and welfare of the public.

Robert Ivy has received many accolades for his achievements. He has received the designation of Master Architect by the national architecture fraternity- Alpha Ro Chi. He received the Dean’s Medal from the University of Arkansas Fay Jones School of Architecture.

Ivy’s commitment to public welfare has earned him the Polk Award by the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters. The award recognizes living artists and art patrons who are natives of Mississippi and have provided an extraordinary contribution to arts in their lifetime. Renowned recipients of the award include actor Morgan Freeman, Singer Leontyne Price and writer Eudora Welty. The Institute is honoring him for his expertise as a writer, commentator and author in architecture who has contributed to encouraging innovative public focused design worldwide. The president of the American Institute of Architecture, Carl Elefante has described him as a worthy ambassador for the profession while praising his selection as the first architect to be the award honoree.

CEO of AIA, Robert Ivy and stained glass designer Andrew Cary Young of Pearl River Glass Studio received the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award on the 2nd of June 2018 at a Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters event.

The American Institute Of Architects Fights For The Future Of The Construction Industry

In 2017, the American Institute of Architects celebrated its 160th birthday but has not been slowed by age as the fight for a more successful future for the U.S. registered members of the trade and a more successful community for all Americans. Under the direction of CEO, Robert Ivy the American Institute of Architects continues to grow and take on the fights many believe should head the list of importance for the majority of the professionals and politicians in the world; as one of the most impressive lobbying groups in Washington D.C., the American Institute of Architects continues to fight for the rights of its members and those who need the latest improvements in building design to create more successful communities. For more updates, Like the page on Facebook

There are many areas of importance for Robert Ivy and the leadership of the American Institute of Architects in the 21st-century including building on the trust the American public has for the group in developing strategies for the future of the nation to combat climate change. As far back as the 150th birthday of the American Institute of Architects in 2007 a public awareness campaign was begun to build on the research being completed toward protecting communities from climate change; the 2030 Sustainability Toolkit was developed to provide information and advice for city mayors and planners who must fight to combat the problems a changing climate can cause for the future. The American Institute of Architects believed its Sustainability Toolkit should not be a complete immersion into the subject of sustainability but start a conversation about building ecologically responsible communities across the U.S.

As the former Editor-in-Chief of the “Architectural Digest”, Robert Ivy has a deep knowledge of almost every subject affecting the lives of architects and their clients. Robert Ivy believes architects have a greater role to play than simply designing interesting buildings and can have a major effect on the effects communities have on the environment around them. One of the main aims of the Sustainability 2030 program has been to inspire local political leaders to make the decision to lower the carbon footprint of their community by 50 percent through the use of innovations in architectural design and city planning.

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Architect Robert Ivy: Famed Author, Editor And CEO Of The AIA

 

The American Institute of Architects is an organization for professional architects. Founded in New York in 1857 with 13 architects, the mission of the organization is to elevate the profession’s standing and promote its members scientific and practical perfection. From its headquarters in Washington, D.C. the AIA provides government advocacy, community redevelopment, education and public outreach in order to support the profession as well as improve its public image. Working with other design and construction team members, the AIA helps to coordinate the building industry.

 

Before the founding of the AIA, the United States had no schools of architecture and there were no architectural licensing laws. That meant anyone could say they were an architect. Initially called the New York Society of Architects, the name later became the American Institute of Architects. In the 1860s architects from cities throughout the United States began asking to join. There were AIA chapters in Washington, D.C., Boston, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Chicago, San Francisco, Cincinnati, Rhode Island, St. Louis, Indianapolis and Albany by the 1880s. The AIA had over 300 chapters as of 2008.

 

Robert Ivy, FAIA is the AIA’s current CEO and executive vice president. Ivy was named ‘Master Architect’ by the prestigious national architecture fraternity Alpha Rho Chi. In the 100-year history of the fraternity, only 7 architects have received this honor. The signature accomplishments of Robert Ivy as CEO of AIA includes streamlining the governance of the AIA to improve its decision-making, launching a public awareness campaign that has won awards and creating a digital-first technology infrastructure. His is currently helping architects address pressing issues like public health, climate change and sustainability.

 

Prior to taking a leadership position with the AIA, Robert Ivy was Architectural Record’s editor-in-chief. During his time there, he helped the publication become the most popular architectural journal worldwide. With IVY editing the magazine, it won a whole host of awards and accolades for its writing, photographs, layouts and the meaningful topics it covered. Robert Ivy also worked as a critic for several publications all across the country. He also held a leadership position at Dean/Dale, Dean & Ivy. Ivy was also on the panel which decided the National Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial should be designed by architect Frank Gehry.

 

Robert Ivy won the 2009 Crain Award, the highest recognition the American Business Media gives to an individual. In 1998, he was given the business excellence award by McGraw-Hill and he has won many other publishing industry awards and distinctions. A Design Futures Council Senior Fellow, Robert Ivy wrote what experts consider the definitive biography of famed architect Fay Jones. Ivy’s award-winning book is called ‘Fay Jones: Architect’. Robert Ivy frequently speaks about architecture’s role in everyday life.

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