The EVP and CEO of American Institute of Architects (AIA), Robert Ivy, is an architecture of many achievements. He helped in growing the Architectural Record to become the world’s most recognized architectural journal from the time he was appointed as its Editor in Chief in 1996.
It earned several publishing accolades while under his leadership such as the Premier Magazine Journalism Award, Jesse H. Neal Award, MPA Digital Awards, and many others. Robert Ivy also held the positions of Vice President and Editorial Director of the famous McGraw-Hill Construction Media.
Robert Ivy received the Crain Award, which was the highest recognition by the American Business Media. In 1998, he has also recognized for management excellence and received the McGraw-Hill Award. In 2010, the national architecture fraternity referred to as Alpha Rho Chi agreed to name him the seventh “Master Architect” for effectively communicating about the value of design in architecture. It is a prestigious title in architecture that is given to other six icons such as Dr. Nathan Cifford Ricker, who was the first person to graduate in the American School of Architecture, John Wellborn, Richard Buckminster, Eliel Saarinen to mention few. He is the only architect to have been honored with this title in the century.
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This year, AIA announced that Robert Ivy was recognized for the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award. He is the first individual in the niche of architecture to receive this award from the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letter (MIAL) because it is commonly awarded to artists and even art patrons. The award has previously been given to Morgan Freedman in 2007, Eudora Welty in 2001 among others.
The president of AIA expresses that Robert is worthy of the recognition for his dedication in his profession being the CEO of AIA. He congratulated Ivy on behalf of the institute. Rober Ivy has made remarkable contributions to the American Institute of Architects and currently, it has the highest number of members since it was started 160 years ago. It is an achievement owned to the commitment of Mr Ivy. In a press release by the president of MIAL, she said that there is no other person that has made Architecture more accessible than Robert.