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Robert Ivy Awarded For Achievement

All too often, people find themselves asking what do you give the man who has everything? Well, the real question to ask is what do you give the man who has done everything. If the last question has your interest peaked, then there is one individual in particular worth mentioning.

His name is Robert Ivy, and he has a lifetime achievement award, not to mention responsibilities as Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer for the American Institute of Architects. These matters of fact deserve just a little bit of explaining. The first detail to go with is the name of the award being bestowed to Ivy. It is the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award. It is given through the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters (MIAL).

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Perhaps, the best part of this event is the fact no other architect has ever had the distinguished honor if being an awardee. Ivy now joins the a circle that includes, Morgan Freeman, Leontyne Price, Shelby Foote and Walter Anderson. And according to MIAL President, Nancy Laforge, he has done and continues do to good for the good of mankind and the field of architecture according to This is on top of his works as a writer and author.

Of course, the AIA President has just as many accolades to voice in the ceremony. Ivy is maverick, pure and simple. And, there is plenty of evidence that clearly points to his earning the award, such as the services he performed as Editor in Chief for McGraw-Hill. Architectural Record has seen record success thanks to the leadership Ivy showed while his hand stayed on the wheel. Naturally, the AIA enjoys record membership levels due to the plans and actions of it’s esteemed CEO. This is not the first time an institution has had to let the world know that he is worthy of note. Alpha Rho Chi also has him on record as an honoree being Master Architect.

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