Employee recognition is an informal as well as a formal model of acknowledging a person’s contribution to the development of an organization or a discipline. Like illustrated by the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters, human resources recognition is a fundamental aspect in life. Therefore, the department has decided to award The American Institute of Architects by conferring the Lifetime Achievement Award to him. Worth noting is the fact that he is the only architect to receive this award. Find out more about Robert Ivy on Architect
The Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes artists who have made extraordinary contributions to the industry. Robert Ivy joins the list of Andrew Cary, Morgan Freeman, and Eudora, some of the artists that have received the award. While appreciating Robert Ivy for his accomplishments, Carl Elefante of the AIA said that Ivy has connected the community to architecture. Since 2011 when he joined the organization, he has committed time and effort to ensuring that scholars, interns and senior executives acquire the right resources needed for practicing architecture.
Why the Award?
Ivy received this award to crown his success. Since he joined the AIA as a president, he has made it secure and sustainable for members to access instrumental tools for the development of their careers. But before that, he worked in different companies. Here is an outline of his education and career;
Robert Ivy attended Tulane University and graduated with a master’s degree in architecture. He also went to The University of the South in Sewanee and attained a degree n English.
Ivy worked as a chief editor in Architectural Record. In his tenure, he received many awards including The National Magazine Award. It was because of his exceptional skills in leadership that AIA promoted him to serve as a brand ambassador. Before that, he worked as the vice president of McGraw-Hill Construction Media where he was in charge of GreenSource, The Magazine of Sustainable Design as well as SNAP. Between 1981 and 1996, he served as a principal dean where he critiqued many publications.
Robert Ivy is revered for his ability to streamline communication at AIA by ensuring that architects receive professional services from the department.