For many, having one profession can be a lot to master, but for one guy, it wasn’t enough. Robert Ivy is not only a great architect, but also an author and an editor. Ivy did not become these things overnight however, he has spent years building himself up to this. He has been an officer in the US Navy, obtained a Bachelor’s degree at Sewanee: The University of the South, and a Master of Architecture degree at Tulane University.

Robert Ivy has won many awards so far in his life and is continuing to add on to those awards. Ivy has been one of seven to be honored the Alpha Rho Chi, the national architecture fraternity. He has received a Dean’s Medal from the University of Arkansas. Ivy has also received the Crain award from the American Business Media, and the McGraw-Hill Management Excellence award. In addition, he has also been awarded the National Polk Lifetime Achievement, which is given the the Mississippi Institute of Art and Letters. This is a very prestigious award given by Mississippi that few people have received. Robert Ivy is the only architect to have been given this award. The president of the Mississippi Institute of Art and Letters, Nancy La Forge, clearly thinks very highly of Ivy as she says, “There’s really no one else from Mississippi like Robert Ivy”.

In terms of Ivy’s career, he has really left his mark on society. He was editor-in-chief for the Architectural Record, where he received the national magazine award. He also served as editor-in-chief at McGraw-Hill’s Architectural Record. Currently, however, he is the CEO of the American Institute of Architects. Ivy also has a biography that is on it’s third edition.

Clearly Ivy has had a Robert Ivy’s successful career so far and surely will continue to earn prestigious awards and go on to do many more amazing things in his future.

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