Receiving an award symbolizes long term achievements of a person. As something that does not come easy, only those who have received one can attest to it. In the American history, numerous awards have been granted to numerous people and facilities. However, what has happened recently has been termed as unique and rare. The American architect, Robert Ivy just received an award from the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters (MIAL). Though MIAL has given numerous awards in the past, the architectural industry has never been granted the victory. According to research, it is the first time an American architect is receiving the Polk Award. The award, referred to as the lifetime achievement award, has brought numerous achievements to the American Institute of Architects.
Robert, who is the executive vice president of the architectural institute, received the award with honors. In his statement, the award has been of huge significance to him and his career as a whole. According to the AIA president Carl Elefante, Robert Ivy is a great leader who has immensely benefited the American Institute of Architects. Having served the Institute as the CEO for over seven years, he truly deserves the selection as the best architect. The president has fully supported his win branding him as future ambassador to the facility. Apart from his architectural skills, Robert Ivy is also recognized as an author and editor. He has been a dependable leader, especially for the public.
As a professional, he has made the public understand architecture. Throughout his career, Robert Ivy has been highly endorsed by numerous leaders around him. Having worked for only 8 years at the AIA, the organization has experienced a lot of improvement. Robert Ivy managed to put the AIA in a position it had never achieved since it was founded. In more than 160 years of its existence, the company’s global presence and influence finally expanded massively. Consequently, the American Institute of Architects reached its highest membership level after all this time in history. Currently, Ivy has remained the most celebrated leader in the American Institute of Architectures. He is set to receive acknowledgement in the near future.