Robert Ivy, the CEO of AIA, is known for his tireless efforts to inspire sustainable architecture. Sustainable architecture and buildings are friendly to the environment. For his lifelong commitment to the field, he received the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award. Visit on his twitter for more updates.
The award goes to individuals connected to Mississippi and who are artists or art patrons. His award is a unique honor because he is the only architect to receive the award. Past award honorees include Morgan Freeman, Shelby Foote, and Eudora Welty.
The American Institute of Architects seeks to offer support for architects in the areas of career advancement, adherence to building codes, the business of architecture, matters that deal with design, global practices, sustainability, project delivery, and procurement.
Robert Ivy shares the title of Master Architect with a number of iconic people in the world, and he belongs to a number of notable fraternities and organizations. Ivy earned his BA in English from Sewanee. He was awarded his master’s degree from Tulane University. Ivy also served in the U.S. Navy with an officer’s rank.
Robert Ivy has also been instrumental in helping create a strong collaboration between a number of construction and building industries. This has enable idea sharing that might not have otherwise occurred. Thus, the issues of technology and science are now more practical in the field of architecture.
Robert Ivy has also put in place the practice of enabling architects to qualify in different fields. Tomorrow’s architect will have to know more and be able to work with professionals in a variety of fields to create more sustainable architecture. So, there is a different standard required of architects heading into the near future. The Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award is one of many such awards received by Ivy. It honors the life of a man who will add to his accomplishments. Check: http://architecture.tulane.edu/alumni/profile/robert-ivy-faia