The Lifetime Progression of Robert Ivy

Robert Ivy is the EVP and. Chief Executive Officer at American Institute of Architects. He received his BA degree from Sewanee: The University Of The South in 1969, and a Masters degree from Tulane University in 1976. As a lead editorial role player in Architectural Record, the publication garnered an abundance of awards. Over 30 different accolades in total. Visit to know more about Robert Ivy. During 2009, Robert Ivy was the recipient of the Crain Award. This recognition is the highest accolade given by The American Business Media Association. Other accolades he received have been the McGraw-Hill award for excellence in 1998 and Master Architect from Alpha Rho Chi during March of 2010. Prior to that, he published an authoritative biography entitled Fay Jones: Architect. The book is currently in it’s third edition and showcases the stellar work of the architect who was under the apprenticeship of Frank Lloyd Wright.


During spring of 2018, Robert Ivy received the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award, given by the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters. This award is given to presently active Mississippi connected art patrons. He is the first architect to ever receive the prestigious award. Robert Ivy joins other trailblazers such as Morgan Freeman, Shelby Foote, Leontyne Price and Eudora Welty to name a few. MIAL President Nancy LaForge stated that there is no one else from Mississippi like Robert Ivy when it comes to making architecture more accessible to the general public. AIA President Carl Elefante mentioned that Robert is a worthy ambassador for the profession of architecture. He has a stupendous resume that has earned him this high accolade, amongst countless other recognitions over his lengthy career. Robert Ivy has a reputation that precedes him and it appears that his passion for the architect industry will continue to propel in all of his endeavors. Follow Robert Ivy at Twitter.

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