The current CEO of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), Mr. Robert Ivy is set to receive an award for his achievements in the industry. This accolade is called the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement. The award is given on a yearly basis to top achieving artists and actors who hail from Mississippi. Winning of this award is a rare fete given that Mr. Robert Ivy is the first architect to come on top in a shortlist that was dominated by other high achieving professionals. In the past years, the award was given to artists and actors like Morgan Freeman, Leontyne Price, and Shelby Foote. Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters issues the award. Visit to know more about Robert Ivy.

Following the announcement of Mr. Ivy’s win, the American Institute of Architects president, Mr. Carl Elefante was quick to hail his achievements. He praised his works in AIA for the extended period that he had served in the firm. Mr. Elefante pointed out that Robert Ivy had set the benchmark of what was required to achieve in the architecture industry. He further said that it was a great blessing for Mississippi to have such a dedicated professional who was ever willing to supersede set targets.


This accolade is one of the numerous ones that Mr. Robert Ivy has received in his illustrious career. Alpha Rho Chi gave Mr. Robert Ivy the title Master Architect. This is an association of architectures that also identified the works of renowned architects such as Mies Van der Rohe and Richard Buckminster Fuller. It was, therefore, an incredible fete to share a title with the big names in the industry. The other major award that Mr. Ivy has won is the Dean’s Medal that was presented by the University of Arkansas’s architecture school.

Mr. Ivy will be presented with his latest award on June 2. The ceremony is scheduled to happen in the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters’ premises. The other individual who will be awarded alongside Mr. Ivy is Andrew Carey Young. Mr. Young is a stained glass designer, and he works for Pearl River Glass Studio. Follow Robert Ivy at Twitter.