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A Career of Nominations and Awards: The Incredible Success of Robert Ivy’s Legacy

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Architecture is a very complicated profession. There aren’t that many graduates in architecture in the United States, and part of the reason is that of their narrow application and because of the market for architects.

Because of that reason, Robert Ivy, a successful leader in the industry, current CEO and Executive Vice President of AIA, the American Institute of Architects, as well as former Editorial Director of McGraw-Hill Construction Media, reminds young architects of the importance of joining a professional society to help them grow and find other professionals and enthusiasts.

Ivy holds a long history as an influential personality in the architecture world, as he has already been the Chief Editor and Vice President of magazines such as Architectural World, where he still is featured in news and reports, and the corporation McGraw-Hill Construction Media, a group of magazines that include GreenSource: The Magazine of Sustainable Design, HQ Magazine, Constructor, and Sweets, among others. Find out more about Robert Ivy at

New architects coming into the industry don’t quite see the tremendous importance of joining professional organizations like AIA, where they have benefits and privileges, as well as close contact with experts and the news. Robert Ivy reminds young architects that they are stronger when united.

Robert Ivy is an incredible source of inspiration for young entrepreneurs, architects, and students. Throughout the years, he has outdone himself, again and again, this year topping his accomplishments with an award, a recognition, from the non-profit organization of Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters, or MIAL for short.

MIAL nominated Ivy for the prize “Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award,” which aim to recognize incredible successes in an individual’s lifetime, and Robert Ivy was the first architect to ever the receive the honor.

Apart from that prestigious price, Ivy has already received other awards and nominations during his career, such as the Crain Award, a highly acknowledged nomination in all of the business world of the United States. During his Vice President and Editorial Director years in McGraw-Hill Construction Media, he also received the company’s award and recognition for Management Excellence, in 1998, because of the outspoken success and charisma of the leader.

Robert Ivy, with his accomplishments in the architecture world, is also a published author, having written a biography of a Frank Lloyd Wright’s apprentice. The name of the book is Fay Jones: Architect, and has received highly positive feedback, even being called a must-read for anyone interested in the story of Fay Jones.

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Robert Ivy: Recipient Of The Lifetime Achievement Award

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Robert Ivy, recipient of the very honorary and prestigious award, the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award it’s a very special celebration. The reason being that this is the high honor and special celebration is because Robert Ivy marks the first time an architect has ever won this award. This award is given to those who live in the Mississippi area and have completed a great and well-known body of work. Many who have received this award include artists, actors, designers, but never an architect, marking Ivy to be the first.

Today, Ivy is the chief executive officer, as well as executive vice President of the D, which is the American Institute of architects. Under his leadership, more and more architects are becoming members, including new ones from countries such as Canada. Ivy has been known to have this effect on companies, and helping them grow and expand in members and clients.

Under Ivy leadership as editor-in-chief of McGraw-Hill’s architectural record magazine, Robert Ivy helped to drastically increase the amount of readers that the magazine head, as well as help the magazine win a number of many procedures awards. Namely, one award that the magazine one under Ivy was the title of the National Magazine Award.

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Robert Ivy attended to Lane: University of the South earning an MBA there, as well as Tulane University, and which he completed his other MBA and extensive training in architecture at the School of Architecture. Ivy also served as a serviceman in the US navy, before he began his interest in the architecture field. He specifically served in the U.S. Navy.

Ivy, in addition to being the chief executive officer, and executive vice President of the American Institute of architects, is also known for being in architecture commentator, and an efficient communicator of the value of design and architecture to individuals.

Ivy has also served as a literary critic for many publications throughout the United States, especially in the years from 1981 through the year 1996.

Another award, that Robert Ivy one was in March 2010, in which America is architecture fraternity, Alpha Rho Chi awarded him the title of being a “Master Architect.” Only a few others have been honored with this prestigious award, the other majorly know and architects that have been honored with this award include Dr. Nathan Clifford Ricker, who is actually one of the first graduates from a school of architecture in the US, as well as a select few of others.