Robert Ivy is among the few exceptional characters to be recognized by the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters (MIAL) with the Noel Polk Lifetime achievement award. The American Institute of Arts deputy president was awarded on June 2nd alongside a stained-glass engineer from Pearl River Glass studio, Mr. Andrew Young. This price came as such an honor considering the award goes typically to Mississippi connected artists and patrons with consummate talent.
Robert Ivy now joins the ranks of previous honorees like Shelby Foote that won the award in 2004 and Eudora Welty, a writer that was awarded in 2001. Robert Ivy is also the only architect to be pronounced as the ‘Master architect’ and is among the only seven individuals to be recognized by the title since the beginning of Alpha Rho Chi, the national architecture family. His fellow master architects include Mies Van der Rohe and Richard Buckminster Fuller.
The celebrated architect, who is also an author and editor has written the Fay Jones biography, a book that speaks about the expertise of a Frank Wright’s Follower who is also an architect. It is currently in its third edition having first been published in 2001. After leaving the US Navy where he served as an officer, Robert Ivy joined McGraw Hill Publishers as the Editor In chief. During his time at the record, the journal distributed the highest number of copies worldwide. The publishing company earned several awards in the industry like the premier magazine journalism award, Follo Design awards and 26 Jesse H. Neal honors among others.
The AIA president, Carl Elefante acknowledged his achievement on behalf of the institution saying that as the Chief Executive Officer of the institution since 2011, Robert was playing an incredible role as a worthy representative for the architectural industry and American Institute of Arts. Carl added that he was worthy of the crown for leading an exemplary life both professionally and in his endeavors. The MIAL president, Nancy LaForge was not left behind and had to congratulate him for simplifying architecture for the people of Mississippi like no one else had ever done.
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