Renowned Architect Robert Ivy Recognized for Lifetime Achievement
In April, 2018, Robert Ivy was honored with the prestigious Noel Polk Achievement Award. This is the first time an architect has been recognized for the Noel Polk Achievement Award. During Ivy’s long and illustrious career, he has demonstrated a continuing commitment to the field of architecture and its advancement. In addition to the Noel Polk Achievement Award, he has earned the American Business Media’s Crain Award as well as the McGraw-Hill Award for Management Excellence. He has also been recognized with the designation of Master Architect by unanimous vote from the processional fraternity Alpha Rho Chi, joining renowned architects including Richard Buckminster Fuller and Mies van der Rohe for this distinction.
Robert Ivy, born in Columbus, MS, received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of the South in Tennessee and was awarded his Master of Architecture from Tulane University. In addition to his academic studies at Tulane, he also completed an apprenticeship under Frank Lloyd Writer. Over the years, he has worked in numerous capacities as a writer, educator, and public speaker. Through his efforts, has provided important advocacy on a variety of topics related to the field of architectural design, including innovation and sustainability. He regularly provides keynote addresses at national and international events, including at the National Building Museum and Library of Congress. He has also been a contributor for numerous publications, including CNN, Washington Post, and Huffington Post and has appeared on a variety of media channels including NPR, PBS, and BBC.
From 1996-2010, he worked as Editor in Chief for Architectural Record. Under his successful leadership, the publication became recognized as the most widely read among architectural journals. He has also worked as a principal with Ivy Architects and as a managing partner with the firm Dean/Dale, Dale, and Ivy. He currently serves as CEO for the influential American Institute of Architects (AIA), a flourishing professional association over 90,000 members. Among his many accomplishments with AIA has been the award-winning campaign “I Look Up” that promoted public awareness about the role of architecture. Robert Ivy, through his active commitment and visionary leadership, promises to play a vital role within the field of architecture for years to come.
About Robert Ivy: architecture.tulane.edu/alumni/profile/robert-ivy-faia