Robert Ivy: A Lifetime Achiever

Robert Ivy is a well known architect. He has worked for a series of publications where he has been responsible for creating content on architecture from all over the world. He got his start with writing in college. He attended Sewanne: The University of the South and earned his Bachelor of Arts in English. He went onto receive his master degree. He graduated from Tulane University with his master’s in architecture. But he took a spell from his studies and put his architecture dreams on hold for a period of time. He went into the United States Navy as an officer.

With his experience, writing talent and expertise as an architect he got the highest position possible for a publication. He became Editor-in-Chief. At McGraw-Hill, Robert Ivy was in charge of the Architectural Record. Robert pushed the Architectural Record to new heights. It became the top architectural journal globally. It won a numerous amount of awards for its engaging content. One of the most notable awards for a publication the National Magazine Award for General Excellence was awarded to Architectural Record. While working there, Robert also led the company during a period of rapid growth in China. He got the Architectural Record to create an edition of the publication in Mandarin. He also worked on publications for their Middle East division.

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Today, Robert Ivy is the Chief Executive Officer of the American Institute of Architects. His work for the AIA has garnered him much respect and recognition. For his accomplishments the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters is awarding him the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Awards. The Polk Award acknowledges Mississippi related artists and collectors of art. Many people have won the award like musicians, actors and writers. Robert will be the first architect to be honored by the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters and receive the Polk Award.

Robert Ivy as accomplished much through his work career. He has worked for a host of publications doing his best job of taking them to new heights. His many awards he has received alludes to what a successful impact he has left on the publishing and architecture world.

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