The American Institute of Architects (AIA) announced Denise Scott Brown and her husband and partner Robert Venturi as recipients of the 2016 AIA Gold Medal, the organization’s highest honor. Seattle’s LMN Architects received the Firm of the Year Award
In two public appearances, Scott Brown discussed the Pritzker petition, her firm's work, and her latest project—a book of her photographs. Denise Scott Brown did not pull any punches during two public appearances last week at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, where she staunchly defended her contributions—both built and theoretical—to the architecture and planning professions over the course of a prolific career spanning more than half a century. “The sexism I discovered rose to exponential heights when Bob [Venturi] and I married,” Scott Brown, recalling the early critics who accused her of leeching off her husband, told a largely
Denise Scott Brown will not receive a retroactive Pritzker Prize, said the chair of the award's jury, Lord Peter Palumbo, in a letter released today. The letter is addressed to the two Harvard Graduate students behind a petition to have Scott Brown honored alongside her husband and partner, Robert Venturi, who won the prize in 1991.
As of today, 9,300 people had signed an online petition demanding that Denise Scott Brown be given a retroactive Pritzker Architecture Prize as the equal partner and collaborator of her husband, Robert Venturi, who won the prize in 1991.
Denise Scott Brown and Robert Venturi, founders of the eminent Philadelphia firm Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates, announced on Monday that they have passed the baton to president and principal Daniel K. McCoubrey and principal Nancy Rogo Trainer. Under McCoubrey's and Trainer's leadership, the firm is now known as VSBA. Scott Brown spoke with Architectural Record about the long-planned transition, her continued writing and research, and Venturi's retirement. Daniel McCoubrey and his team at VSBA completed the renovations and additions to Pennsylvania's Allentown Art Museum in 2012. Even logical transitions often come as a surprise. Take the news that the
Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates recently completed schematic design for the Lincoln Highway Experience, a new museum and visitors center that will celebrate the first road in the U.S. that stretched from coast to coast.
In what is a tribute honoring his parent’s intellectual rigor and legacy, Jim Venturi, the 36-year-old son of Denise Scott Brown and Robert Venturi, is producing and directing a film about the highly regarded yet sometimes misunderstood architects.