Robert Ivy Recognized With Lifetime Achievement Award in the Arts

Being an architect can at times be considered a thankless career. Often the men and women who design and create buildings and bridges can be slipped away out of the spotlight after their work is built. Thankfully, groups like the nonprofit, Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters also known as the MIAL which are specifically tasked with recognizing the best in many art based industries can often heed the call for recognizing the gifted. This year, they have chosen an architect for this year’s award. In April, The American Institute of Architects announced that one of their own was added to the elite and high ranking gifted architects recognized for a lifetime achievement award from the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters.

Robert Ivy, the CEO of The American Institute of Architects was recognized by the MIAL with the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award. This is a highly unusual source for an architect to receive such an award and it is the first time that the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters has recognized an architect. The award is given to living Mississippi connected artists and patrons, who have collectively contributed extraordinarily to the art community and society. Robert Ivy along with stained-glass artist Andrew Cary Young from Jackson, Mississippi’s Pearl River Glass Studio will be honored for their contributions for the 2018 celebration. Ivy, has been the CEO of The American Institute of Architects since 2011. He is also an author, editor, and a currently practicing architect. The President of the AIA, Carl Elefante, stated he was very excited for Robert and called him a worthy ambassador for the architectural profession.

The AIA under his co-leadership has helped to significantly grow a global footprint for the Institute. Presently, they are at their highest membership level in its 160-year-old history. Robert Ivy has also received a high-ranking award in 2010 when he was named and recognized as a “Master Architect” by the national architecture fraternity of Alpha Rho Chi. This honorary title is only given to the world’s most widely known and highly achieved architects. With this award, Robert Ivy joins the ranks of some of the most prestigious Mississippians all of whom were previous Noel Polk award recipients. Previous honorees include writers Eudora Welty, and Shelby Foote, acclaimed actor Morgan Freeman, artist Walter Anderson and renowned singer Leontyne Price.

Stream Energy Gives Back to Texas

When Hurricane Harvey devastated Houston and the surrounding areas, the world watched helplessly as families lost everything to the 56 inches of rain. Thankfully, there were companies like Stream Energy who were there for the victims of Hurricane Harvey to help them rebuild their lives. Stream Energy, a Dallas based energy company, has seen a lot of success since they began and have always considered philanthropy to be an essential part of their company. In fact, Stream Energy has been giving back to their community for over a decade. While Stream Cares was created to help the residents of Texas, the help they offered after Hurricane Harvey really made Stream Energy stand out as a company.

While the concept of having a separate charitable arm of a business is somewhat of a new concept, it offers a lot of benefits for everyone involved. A lot of times, corporate giving seems to only be done to add a type of buffer when there are problems that the company is facing. Due to the fact that Stream Energy consistently gives all throughout the year, it is clear that giving is just part of what makes the company the organization that it is. They get to earn the respect of their clients and the public while helping their community. As part of the Stream Program, they work closely with the Red Cross and Habitat for Humanity. One of the issues that Stream Energy cares very deeply about is the high level of homelessness throughout the Dallas area. Their associates and the company itself track the levels of homelessness in the Dallas area and have noted that there has been a 24% increase in recent years.

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