Robert Ivy Scales The Heights Of Success Becoming One Of The Honorees Of The Lifetime Achievement Award

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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Beckoning of the Mighty Fortress Church

Have you ever taken time to explore the breathtaking views of the spires of the Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church? It was designed after an iconic church located in Cambridge England in English Rural Gothic style architecture. How about the Church of the Assumption, St. Paul? It was designed after a church found in Munich Germany with a near intact interior preserved from the 1800’s. Perhaps you may like to experience a more unique atmosphere? You could check out the Hopperstad Stave Church in Minnesota, which was a replicated building of the Stave Church in Vik Norway. The Site features a Viking ship inside of the interpretive center; sitting in a green, lush park along the Red River with beautiful wood carvings in the interior. There are plenty more church varieties deserving to be mentioned, but for the sake of practicality, the fun of exploring and picking favorites is left to you! View the interactive map at

Among your exploration of churches, be sure to include the Mighty Fortress Church in

Minneapolis. What is so special about the Mighty Fortress Church? The services provided are geared towards providing direct questions you have about yourself and your relationship with Christ.


What kind of experience can one come to expect in going to the Mighty Fortress Church? While many churches practice formality and meaningless weekly rituals, a Mighty Fortress service has an informal open-door policy. Mighty Fortress believes that everyone brings something to the table.

What can you expect to learn from God’s word? Mighty Fortress International has stated that thousands of lives have manifested positive changes from people practicing simple Biblical principals that help to nurture faith and provide honest answers to life’s difficult questions. In addition to finding answers, you can gain a greater understanding of yourself, with Christ, and your relationship with him.

Sermons led at Mighty Fortress Church feature Bishop, Senior Pastor, Founder and President of the Mighty Fortress Church, Thomas Williams. Bishop Williams has an extensive education with helping to deliver inspiration to anyone who hears him. Be sure to come experience what the Mighty Fortress Church has for you! Follow Mighty Fortress Church on