ROBERT IVY THE COMPETITIVE DESIGNER
Robert Ivy is the first and only architect in the registered design industry to be awarded a Noel Polk lifetime achievement award. This award was presented to him by the Mississippi Institute of Arts and letters (MIAL) which is a non-profit organization. Regarded as a rare award, it is usually given to artists who make an effort in their line of specialization over a long period in the creation, support and practicing of art. Such was the extraordinary effort that the architect was putting into his work.
As the Chief Executive Officer of the legally recognized and registered body of the American architects since 2011, Robert Ivy is not only a registered architect but also a recognized brand ambassador in the architectural profession. He still practices architecture and also authors and edits architectural records. Before joining the American Institute of Architects, he worked at McGraw-Hill architectural record as the editor-in-chief. The love and appreciation from his clients and fellow professionals come from his ability to explain and make architecture simpler and more accessible to all. His grasp of the architectural concepts and his ability, precision and effectiveness in disseminating them made him be honored by Alpha Rho Chi which is a national architecture fraternity.
While working as an editor-in-chief at McGraw, the architectural journals, and records he was in charge of becoming the most distributed worldwide. In the process, he was recognized and awarded with several awards. He also led the firm’s architects into new zones especially those in China and Canada where they would put their skills to use. In China, Ivy’s actions were felt during its explosive growth.
Before his entry in the world of design, Robert Ivy schooled in Sewanee University where he graduated with a bachelor of arts in English degree. He then joined Tulane University where he graduated with a Master degree in Architecture. The global footprint at the American Institute of Architects has grown tremendously under Robert Ivy’s leadership. In its level of history at the moment, the institute has the highest number of membership. America’s architects are also able to practice around the world due to its global chapters. This has also made them be exposed to new chapters in new continents.
Robert has been recognized for being the leader in advocating for the general public well-being and bringing forward policies supporting the same. Higher professional standards in design and production are thus ensured.