The Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters (MIAL) has most recently recognized Robert Ivy, chief executive officer (CEO) and the former executive vice president of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), with the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award. This prestigious award is considered to be an uttermost certified accomplishment for him and puts him in a highly privileged ground. Robert Ivy is the first architect to have been honored with the Polk Lifetime Achievement Award. He was presented with the award on the 2nd of June, at the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters when he joined the list of other past honorees such as singer Leontyne Price, writer Eudora Welty, actor Morgan Freeman, artist Walter Anderson.
Ever since 2011, when Robert Ivy initially begun his contract and with American Institute of Architects (AIA), he has taken and lifted the organization’s threshold to a whole new level , for the organization is now dwelling at the utmost affiliation level than it has in the past 160-year.
For a professional architect from Mississippi, there simply cannot be a higher reward than this, as the Polk award is addressed and presented to the existing Mississippi associated art clienteles who have spent an era generating and executing, art and skill in the most exquisite of forms. When it comes to creating architectural monuments, which are more manageable to the broad community, there is categorically no one in comparison to Robert Ivy. His talent and broad knowledge and years of experience in the field makes him superior of all and therefore he is the most ideal one to have been chosen for this prestigious honor. Every creator and artist expects and dreams of achieving a Lifetime Achievement Award and Ivy has banked it with his skills.
However, this is not Robert Ivy’s only accomplishment although it is of the highest rank. Ivy’s other accomplished tributes consists of the title of “Master Architect” via the national architecture fraternity Alpha Rho Chi plus the 2017 Dean’s Medal from the University Of Arkansas Fay Jones School Of Architecture. His lifetime worth of work, skill and acknowledgements has put him in the lime light to be addressed as a diplomat of the profession he serves. He has in general spent years of his life in uplifting the AIA’s reputation and goodwill to an entirely new level and helped it earn highest of accomplishments and hence now owns the fair place amongst the names of other Polk Award honorees.
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