The (AIA) American Institute of Architects through its present, who is known as Carl Elefante, announced to the public that one of their leaders would be acknowledged for his great achievements. It is a non-profit organization called (MIAL) Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters that will honor the leader Robert Ivy the award, commonly known as the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award. The positions of Robert Ivy are several he is the Chief Executive Officer and the Deputy President of the Executive of American Institute of Architects. His achievements in architecture have made him the luckiest architect who will be awarded the Polk Award.

The Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award is specifically for the Mississippi residents more so the art patrons and other performers who have managed to display tremendous success in the innovation, performance and art support. Carl Elefante, the head of American Institute of Architects praised Mr. Ivy for being productive and victorious in the field of architecture. Ivy is an excellent example of what is needed for one to be an expert architect. CEO of AIA, Robert Ivy will be the first person from the architecture industry to receive the special Prize.

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The people who have gotten the Polk Award before are a writer known as Eudora Welty, an artist called Walter Anderson, an actor known as Morgan Freeman, a singer by the name Leontyne Price and another writer named Shelby Foote. In the past, Robert Ivy has been lucky enough to receive several awards because of his commitment to the art promotion. Through the media, Carl Elefante recognized Ivy as an exceptional symbol and ambassador in the art department. Carl also said that he was honored to congratulate Robert as a Mississippi resident for his achievement. Nancy LaForge as well praised Robert and stated that he is a performer who has contributed a lot to make the architecture more open to almost everybody in the society today.

She also added that it is impossible for anybody in Mississippi to replace the position of Robert in the architecture field, because of his dedication and everlasting support Robert has towards the architecture profession he is justly worth the recognition. Pearl River Glass Studio’s stained-glass designer of the known as Andrew Young will also receive the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award as Robert Ivy gets his. Robert has a long history that has brought about his success in the industry of architecture.

Robert Ivy served in the United States Navy before receiving his degree Masters of Architecture from Tulane University and a Bachelor of Arts in English from Sewanee: The University of the South. Since 2011, he has been the Chief Executive Officer of the American Institute of Architects. He is also an accomplished author. His biography: Fay Jones: Architect is on its third edition and is held in the highest regards by The Art Library Society of North America. In March of 2010 he was given the title of Master Architect by Alpha Chi Ro, the national architecture fraternity. He is only one of seven persons to receive this honor during the 100 year history of Alpha Chi Ro. As well as being the only architect to receive it in the 21st century. Robert Ivy is also the recipient of the Crain Award as well as the McGraw-Hill Award for Management Excellence. And, as well as the multitude of achievements listed above, he is the Editor in Chief of Architectural Record and Vice President and Editorial Director of McGraw-Hill Construction Media.