Robert Ivy – The First Architect To Receive The Polk Award

Robert Ivy is the CEO and executive Vice President of The American Institute of Architects (AIA), being named Fellow of the American Institute of Architects in 1976. His impressive academic track record is comprised of a Bachelor of Arts in English from Sewanee and a Masters in Architecture received from Tulane University.

From the early 1980s to mid 1990s he acted as a principal at Dean/Dale, as well as Dean & Ivy, being also a critic, writing for various publications throughout the country. In 1996, Robert Ivy took on the role of Editor in Chief of Architectural Record. Under his leadership the publication grew and became the most widely read architectural journal in the world. Besides his role at Architectural Record, he was also the Vice President and Editorial Director for McGraw-Hill Construction Media, a brand which had many publications under its name, including HQ Magazine, ENR and Architectural Record: China. Find out more about Robert Ivy at bizjournals.com

Due to his editorial leadership, the Architectural Record publication earned a number of awards and honors, including the 26 Jesse H. Neal Awards and 7 Ozzies: Folio Design Awards. Architectural Record was also awarded for Website of the Year: Enthusiast with the 2008 MPA Digital Award. Robert Ivy also won numerous individual awards, in 2010 being named “Master Arhcitect” by the Alpha Rho Chi, as well as winning American Business Media’s highest honor, the Crain Award received in 2009.

In 2018, among his long list of accolades, Ivy adds the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award. The honor received from the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters is of historic importance, as it marks the firs time the Polk Award was received by an architect. The award is given to artists connected to the Mississippi scene who have an impressive body of work. The AIA President noted that Robert Ivy is a worthy ambassador for the profession of architecture due to his work as a practicing architect, CEO, author and editor. Robert Ivy will be joining the list of Mississippians that have been honored with the Polk Award, a list which includes actor Morgan Freeman, as well as singer Leontyne Price. Visit: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/author/robert-ivy-faia

 

 

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