The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has been there for many years since it began in the 19th century. Throughout the years, the organization has been working with some of the most qualified individuals in the field. Such people have been leading the organization in the right direction because of the knowledge and outstanding leadership skills. In 2011 Robert Ivy became the CEO of the coveted organization after the retirement of the former professional who had been one of the best leaders. At the same time, Robert Ivy is also the Vice President of the American Institute of Architects. Under his current leadership, he has done a lot to promote architecture to the public, and many have realized the importance of the profession. He has not only promoted the importance of the organization, but he has ensured that those practicing architecture in the United States have strict guidelines that should be followed in their profession. Find out more about Robert on Tulane School of Architecture.
It is through such achievements that Robert Ivy was recently recognized by the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters. He became the first architecture in history to receive the prestigious award known as the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award. He felt it is a great honor and was happy with the achievement. According to the organizers of the great event, the reason why they chose Robert Ivy is that he has contributed a lot to the development of architecture. He has managed to attract others and influenced the artistic side of the career to the public. The prize is given to those who have shown outstanding performance in arts. They should be from Mississippi.
He said that he was honored for the recognition and his efforts have not been in vain. Others who have received the award in the past include writers, artists, singers and actors. The institution, in general, was happy that the CEO had been recognized and awarded. They said it is an honor that will enable other architects to work hard and to emulate their CEO. It is also an added advantage to the great institution that has been there for decades.