In life the cream always has away of rising to the top. Sometimes it rakes awhile for excellence to be rewarded but eventually it will be. There are plenty of people still out there who are worthy and deserving of accolades but Robert Ivy has finally received his moment. He is being rewarded with the lifetime achievement award for his outstanding work. He is being shined a light on by Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters.
Robert Ivy is the CEO and the executive vice president of the American Institute of Architects. He is an author, editor, and architect. Before joining the AIA he was the editorial-in-chief for Architectural Record. Robert Ivy has won many rewards in his career including Dean’s medal from the University of Arkansas. He is the author of Fay Jones which the school’s architecture school is named after.
He is now the recipient of the Polk award and this first time in history that an architect has won the award. However, he is not the first person from Mississippi to win it as he joins a list that already includes Morgan Freeman, Walter Anderson, and Eudora Welty. According to some people Robert Ivy has made architecture more reachable for the general in his area. Robert Ivy lead the Architectural record to becoming the most read journal of its type in the entire world. He even created a Mandarin and Middle East version of the journal. Ivy was the leader of McGraw-Hill in its construction, formatting, and design during its time in a particularly vast time of expansion in China.
Overall Robert Ivy is a man that has achieved many things in his lifetime that are commendable. He has expanded architecture to the point of new territory. Its excellent that he is receiving this award now rather than later.
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