Denise Scott Brown has never been shy about voicing her displeasure at being left off the 1991 Pritzker Prize, which went to her husband and collaborator Robert Venturi. She famously boycotted her husband’s ceremony, and when history threatened to repeat itself some years later, Venturi refused to accept the AIA Gold Medal because Scott Brown was not included—again.
Last month, Scott Brown sat down for a videotaped interview that was broadcast in London at an Architects’ Journal lunch honoring women in architecture. She took the opportunity to restate her case—that she deserves retrospective recognition from the Pritzker committee. Her remarks led to a flurry of widely-circulated articles and blog posts in the design press.
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