Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Awarded To Robert Ivy

Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Awards for 2018 Revealed
In a recent article for the Journal of American Institute of Architects, Ayda Ayoub reported Robert Ivy, the CEO of the American Institute of Architects will be the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award. The Award is given by the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters (MIAL).

It is a great honor for the American Institute of Architects (AIA) whose recipient is an AIA Fellow, the most prestigious award granted by the AIA. This is the first time the Polk Award has been given to an Architect; however, the award is restricted to residents of Mississippi who have contributed a body of work in the field of music.

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Polk Award the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Special Honor
In a recent article for the Journal of American Institute of Architects, Ayda Ayoub reported Robert Ivy, the CEO of the American Institute of Architects will be the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award. The Award is given by the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters (MIAL).

It is a great honor for the American Institute of Architects (AIA) whose recipient Robert Ivy, is an AIA Fellow, a prestigious award granted by the AIA. This is the first time the Polk Award has been given to an Architect; however, the award is restricted to residents of Mississippi who have contributed a body of work in the field of music receives a special honor.

Co-Recipient of Polk Award
The Polk Award will be given to Ivy and Andrew Young of Jackson, Mississippi, who is a stained glass artist on June 2. Ivy is a resident of Mississippi. Ivy joined AIA in 2011 as the CEO. Ivy has been praised as a worthy ambassador of the architect profession by the present President of AIA, Carl Elefante. President Elefante said the Polk Award is a “crowning personal and professional achievement” for Ivy and acknowledged this wonderful honor.

Past and Present Recipients of the Noel Polk Award

1989- Walter Anderson
2001- Eudora Welty
2004- Shelby Foote
2007- Morgan Freeman
2000- Leontyne Price
2018 Robert Ivy
2018-Andrew Cary Young

See: https://www.architecturalrecord.com/articles/5547-architectural-record-editor-in-chief-robert-ivy-to-head-aia

Robert Ivy Explains The Application Of Architecture Designs In The Health Sector

The architecture industry is going through a revolution. It is changing faster than how professionals in the field can adapt. That’s why there is a need for guidance on this field so that architects and designers are not left out. One way these professionals can stay up to date with the revolution as it happens is by forming an organization that will cater for their welfare.

One such organization that is in existence today is the American Institute of Architects. This is a body of architects and interior designers in the United States. It is the biggest association in the US for this category. It also has the largest membership. The group is headed by Robert Ivy, the CEO, and Vice President. His role is to guide the association as well as advising them on their role in the society. He is also the public figure representing the group to the outside and therefore he has a responsibility of creating awareness on the existence of the association and the role of its members to the public.

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Another role that Robert Ivy plays is that of advising the professionals on the future of the industry. What is coming up in the economies and how is it likely to affect them. One area that he always concentrates on is advising the professionals to diversify their careers. He needs them to not only limit themselves to issues of buildings design according to huffingtonpost.com. There are a whole lot of other infrastructure and non-infrastructure developments where their expertise is needed. Robert Ivy advises architects to engage in activities that are oriented towards resolving the problems in our society. One such area is the health care department.

Health design is a fundamental aspect that architects need to focus on. Many architects do not even know the opportunities available in this sector. What they do not know is that there are myriad of issues they can help research on. The public health sector is in need of healthy design of its infrastructure. There is a need for health facilities to be areas of well-being and healing through properly build environment. Properly designed medical facilities are instrumental for the public in general. Architects should rise up to the accession and help the society in this area.

Find more about Robert Ivy: https://www.aiaaustin.org/content/honorary-dinner-robert-ivy-faia