There might be a lot of articles today that detail how Robert Ivy has played his role as the CEO and Executive Vice President of the architects group American Institute of Architects. His invaluable role there has generated a lot of opportunities for architects and other shareholders. However, what stands out today may not be about how his leadership skills are outstanding, or how his business ethic is superb. The most trending information about him these days is the one from Mississippi Today, about how he’s the latest awardee of the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award. This award is a recognition of the outstanding contribution to the world of art from various artists based in or have lived in Mississippi.
Other awardees for such award include writer Eudora Welty, artist Walter Anderson and the Hollywood superstar Morgan Freeman. Being listed along with these artists makes Robert Ivy both proud and humbled of being acknowledged for doing something that he truly loved. Robert Ivy deserved the award because he’s able to bridge the gap between creating aesthetically pleasing architecture but at the same time approach this in the most practical terms. It’s safe to say that he made architecture more accessible to the public that may have no idea of design principles. He brought the art of design into a level that many people can appreciate, and for that alone, he should be recognized.
Contract Design news portal also added that the award Robert Ivy got is a stamp of quality to the work he’s done in the field of architecture, including the publication that he started. Ivy was once the editor-in-chief of Architectural Record, and an author of Fay Jones and Architect magazines, which were published in 2001. The award is given by the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters (MIAL) and would comprise a variety of areas in the arts, including literature, photography, poetry, visual arts and cinema. The event was held at the Two Mississippi Museums and the nominations were made with the help of the active members comprising MIAL.