Robert Ivy is the CEO of the Institute of Architects. He earned his master’s degree in architecture from Tulane University but served in the Navy as an officer before becoming an architect. Since 2011, Ivy has served as the CEO of The American Institute for Architects and was recently added to the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement list. This recognition is given to living individuals with ties to the state of Mississippi who are either artists or individuals who heavily support the arts and who deserve special recognition for Performing or supporting art. Robert Ivy is now among several prominent individuals from the state of Mississippi to be added to this prestigious list. More about of Robert Ivy at Huffpost
Robert Ivy has spent much of his life writing and reporting on architecture from many parts of the world. He is a truly unique Mississippi native who has helped make the subject of architecture more widely available to the masses. He now takes the spot he has earned on the list of Noel Polk award honorees.
Before becoming a CEO, he served as the top editor for McGraw-Hill’s Architectural Record. It was his leadership that helped spread the Architectural Record all over the world and receiving numerous awards in the process. During his time as CEO of The American Institute of Architects, he helped the institute expand its image, boasting a total of seven global chapters. These chapters help to assist American Architects in numerous countries around the world. Robert Ivy also was recognized by Alpha Rho Chi for successfully communicating the importance of design. This fraternity has been around for over one hundred years. Ivy is the only individual in the 21st century and the seventh person in the fraternity’s history to gain the title of Master Architect. The University of Arkansas awarded him the Dean’s Medal in 2017.