When Robert Ivy knew he is receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award for 2018, he was proud of his achievement. Robert has accomplished excellent things throughout his career. He views himself as a creator, supporter, and performer of art. Through his contribution, the communities in Mississippi can agree with him.
Robert’s journey to where he now begins with a bachelor’s degree in Arts and another one in architecture. The degrees were from Sewanee: The University of the South and Tulane School of Architecture in Tulane University respectively. His interest in art and editorial work explains his desire to do a bachelor’s degree in Art (English).
Although Robert Ivy has managed to do much, he is dedicated to achieving more. Robert is the CEO of American Institute of Architects. This organization comprises a group of architects who endeavor to support each other. By merging efforts, the architects make their profession better and lobby for favorable working terms.
Before joining AIA, Robert Ivy was working for Architectural Record as an editor. He is passionate about editorial work and still does it. Robert is the vice president of McGraw Hill as well as an editor. Running these two organizations at different capacities shows exceptional abilities and skills in Robert. It also encourages people to pursue their interests and passions no matter their positions in life.
Besides Lifetime Achievement Award, Roberts also got recognition after running a mentorship program. The Alpha Ro Chi also declared him Master Architect. The mentorship and teaching program was aimed at equipping young professionals with skills and knowledge to grow in their career. Robert Ivy understands the challenges of being an architect and thriving in this field. By guiding others, they will know how to overcome the obstacles.
Robert’s humility cannot allow him to take all the credit. He knows his success was not just a one-man effort. The journey to success has never been a solitary affair. Other colleagues have supported his work and present accomplishments. Robert values all those around him and continues to relate closely to them. Together, they will do good work and ensure more development in the institute and other areas.
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