In 2018, Robert Ivy was recognized for his contributions and he won the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award. For those unaware of this award, it is handed out by the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters, which is a well-distinguished organization in the world of art. There have been very few other winners of this award over the years, but some of the biggest names include various celebrities, such as Eudora Welty and Morgan Freemon. Only Mississippi natives who make serious contributions to the field of art and performance are eligible to receive this unique award. Find out more about Robert Ivy on Architect
Before Robert Ivy joined up with the AIA and won the Noel Polk award, he worked as an executive for McGraw Hill. As editor-in-chief for the Architectural Record, Robert brought the company global awareness and managed to get the company and award with National Magazine. Robert also made the first copies of the Architectural Record in Mandarin to help the company expand to new locations.
Robert Ivy has managed to bring many new things to the AIA organization and during his leadership there, the company has never seemed more members at one time. With more than 160 years in business, this is an impressive accomplishment for Robert to add to his already established list in a relatively short period of time.
In the past 100 years, there have only been seven people that have been awarded the title of master architect. Robert Ivy is one of these few privileged people to be given this title by the architect fraternity, Alpha Rho Chi. Robert Ivy has several publications that he has released over the years, including a biography of the talented Fay Jones. Fay Jones: Architect is represented as one of the leaders in design, production, and scholarship by the North American Art Library Society.