Robert Ivy – A Lifetime Honoree

Robert Ivy is the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice President of the American Institute of Architects. The Institute of Arts and Letters in Mississippi has awarded Robert Ivy the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award. Robert Ivy is the first architect to receive the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award. Visit to know more about Robert Ivy.

The Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award is usually given to art patrons and connected artists who have done a lifetime work of performing, creating, and supporting art in Mississippi. Robert Ivy has worked as editor in chief for Architectural Record and has received many awards as well as the National Magazine Award. A fraternity named Alpha Rho Chi named Robert Ivy a Master Architect, which makes him one of seven to receive this award in the fraternity’s history.

Robert Ivy is also a commentator on architecture as well as a writer and author. Robert has written a biography named ‘Fay Jones: Architect’ which is on its third printing. Robert has been added to the list of Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award honorees for his work globally. Other honorees who have received the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award are Morgan Freeman, Eudora Welty, Leontyne Price, Shelby Foote, and Walter Anderson.


Robert and many other architects have been practicing around the world and in China and Canada. Robert has received the Dean’s Medal. Before his career as an architect, Robert served in the U.S. Navy.

Robert has received the highest recognition for his lifetime contributions which is the Crane Award. Robert is a part of the International Circle of Architecture Critics. Robert is now serving on the advisory boards of architecture schools such as Mississippi State University, Tulane University, Auburn University’s Rural Studio, and Tonji University School of Architecture. Robert indeed deserves to be a Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award honoree for all of his hard work internationally. Follow Robert Ivy at Twitter.

Robert Ivy – A Lifetime Honoree

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