Architecture has been referred to as the art that vastly transitions the world in many ways. For instance, the entire notion of architecture depicts change by improving the way in which buildings look. Moreover, it is the sole responsibility of trained and certified architects to explain how the world can be a better place with the help of their artistic touches. For that reason, a revered and highly respected architecture cannot go unnoticed.
Consequently, the American Institute of Architects (AIA), a famous architectural organization known for providing developmental programs, recently announced that Robert Ivy, the chief executive officer was going to be awarded the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award.
Robert Ivy Receives the Award
In April 2018, Mr. Ivy received the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award. Surprisingly, he is the first architect to receive this award. Therefore, Ivy joins the list of art patrons and passionate contributors to the industry of art including Morgan Freeman the actor, Eudora Welty and Andrew Cary Young. Other than that, honoring Ivy with this award is symbolic of his dedication to the industry.
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More about the Award
In a statement by the president of the organization Mr. Carl Elefante, he reiterated that Ivy has often contributed to the development of the institution by introducing new policies that would otherwise work for the betterment of the organization as a whole. Moreover, he added that as a practicing architect, he is not only a successful author but an editor as well. Therefore, the award crowns his entire professional career as a pioneer in the industry.
Prior to joining the AIA, Robert Ivy was already practicing at the Architectural Record where he served as the editor in chief. In his tenure, he garnered many awards including the National Magazine Award. Moreover, he injected exceptional skills into the organization thereby becoming a global ambassador for the organization. Similarly, Ivy earned recognition as an Alpha Rho Chi Master Architect.
Contribution to the AIA
As the CEO of AIA, Robert Ivy advocates for the implementation of better policies for architects. Moreover, he advocates for the provision of resources that architects need for their work. Other than that, Ivy has always fought for the rights of architects by instigating proper values that will work for the organization, clients, and scholars.
Together with the members, Robert Ivy has built a viable business model that works for his people. That way, the award honors his input at work.