Few feelings are more delightful than the feeling of realizing that one has reached the very pinnacle of their profession. As the awards begin to pile up, people feel a true sense of accomplishment. Such is the case for architect Robert Ivy. Over the course of his long career, Ivy has seen the respect he holds in his profession rise. He can now take pride in yet another feat. As a native of Mississippi, Ivy looks back to his own roots with a sense of great fondness. He realizes that many of his career ideas stem from the time he spent growing up in this part of the country.
Ivy’s career has included many important milestones and achievements. During the course of his long tenure on the scene, he’s served as the editor-in-chief for a truly important publication in he field known as Architectural Record according to aiacontracts.org. While serving in this position, he’s helped shape the very definition of what it means to be an architect. His work has also helped him create and shape a truly American vision of architecture that can take its place alongside many other great schools of architectural thought. Part of his goal in his professional career has been about creating a global footprint that can serve as inspiration for both Americans and others around the world.
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is a membership organization of architects and designers established more than 150 years ago by 13 architects with a mission to promote and support architects and the field of architecture. AIA now has more than 90,000 architect and design members throughout the U.S. and three of its territories, Europe, Canada, and Asia. The AIA is committed to building structures that create safe neighborhoods, but it is also deeply involved in the broader global community. The AIA has as one of its goals to reimagine the role of architects and designers.
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His New Honor
As his career has progressed, Ivy has been repeatedly lauded by many organizations that follow the field closely. His newest accolade is the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award. This award is administered by the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters or the (MIAL). The MIAL is a not for profit organization that is dedicated to the citizens of Mississippi. Each year, they choose to honor someone who has a strong connection to the state in some way. Previous winners include well known actors like Morgan Freeman and Shelby Foot. Ivy has been lauded for his ability to offer leadership to the field of architecture and bring it forward to the future. The official presentation of this highly prestigious award is scheduled to take place formally early in June. Those at the organization seek to recognize individuals who have spent time in life devoting themselves to the arts and thus accumulating a body of work that they feel is worthy of special recognition. CEO of AIA, Robert Ivy is highly honored to be recognized in his own beloved home state.
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