The Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement award is a prestigious award that is given to people who have excelled in a particular field and have set trends relating to that field. Robert Ivy is a recipient of this award. Robert has headed the American Institute of Architects for several years now. This position has seen him achieve a lot in the architecture industry, a feature that has seen the Mississippi Institute of Art and Letters notice Robert’s contribution to the field of architecture. MIAL awarded Robert Ivy with the Polk Lifetime Achievement award making him the first architect to receive the award. This award is given on the basis that the prospective recipient should have done something exceptional in the world of art, be it creation, support or even performance for artists based in Mississippi. Find out more about Robert Ivy on Architect
Robert Ivy, for instance, received the award for creating architecture that is accessible to the public in Mississippi. Ivy’s experience as the CEO of AIA since 2011 has been the main contributor to the events leading to the presentation of this award. He was responsible for making the organization a global entity, ergo, increasing its influence on the people. Robert Ivy’s tenure has seen the membership of AIA sore higher and higher every year. In the 160 years of existence, AIA has the highest membership it has recorded since its foundation all thanks to Robert Ivy with the support of the board of governance. Carl Elefante, the president of AIA, praised his Ivy for receiving the award. He went on to say that there was no better recipient of the award because of the dedication that Robert had in architecture.
Other than this award, Robert has been recognized by other people for the work that he has done in relation to architecture. For example, Alpha Pho Chi awarded him with a Master Architect Accolade. He also received the Dean’s Medal from Arkansas Fay Jones University, School of Architecture. Robert joins the elites club of the likes of Shelby Foote, Morgan Freeman the actor, Eudora Welty and Walter Anderson who have also received the Lifetime Achievement award.