Robert Ivy is the vice president and CEO of the AIA, or the American Institute of Architects and he has recently received a very looked upon award. He has been awarded the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement. This award is not just given to anybody, you must earn it with dedication and persistence which Robert Ivy clearly has shown.
The Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters handed the award over to him which had also announced the first time an architect has received this award in specific, the Polk Award.
The award represents those whose work over a lifetime has shown extraordinary commitment in either creating, performing, or supporting art. You must also be a living Mississippi-connected artist or art patron, which both qualify Robert Ivy to be considered for this prestigious award.
You can see just how looked upon this award is by considering some of the past honorees. They include Morgan Freeman, Eudora Welty, and an artist Walter Anderson. Most people know at least one if not all of these past honorees who have received the award for their support and dedication.
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You might be wondering what Robert Ivy did to get an award that Morgan Freeman and others received. Well, he greatly expanded the global presence of AIA, the organization in which he began his tenure in 2011. He also affected the influence of the organization as well. With the global presence and influence of the organization at their highest membership levels in the 160-year history of the company, you could say he has done some great things that could put him in the right path to earn an award.
The award was officially recognized to him at an event on June 2, 2018, where he was up among few others who have received the Noel Polk Award. With such a man as him and with the dedication he put into the company, there is no wonder he is making headlines and being honored for his great work. A vice president and CEO of the American Institute of Architects and a man who has delivered greatness, Robert Ivy.
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