Denise Scott Brown

Denise Scott Brown is an architect, planner, urban designer, theorist, writer, and educator whose projects and ideas have influenced designers and thinkers worldwide. Scott Brown has held architecture and planning professorships at the University of Pennsylvania, Harvard, UCLA, Berkeley, and Yale, as well as several visiting positions. She has received a number of honorary doctorates and awards, including the AIA Gold Medal, which was awarded to both Scott Brown and Robert Venturi in 2016—the first time the prize was given to more than one architect. Scott Brown has lectured and published extensively. Her books include Learning from Las Vegas (1972; revised edition 1977, with Robert Venturi and Steven Izenour); The View from the Campidoglio (1984, with Robert Venturi); Urban Concepts (1990); Architecture and Decorative Arts, Two Naifs in Japan (1991, with Robert Venturi); Architecture as Signs and Systems for a Mannerist Time (2004, with Robert Venturi); and Having Words  (2009). Today, Scott Brown continues to write, lecture, and correspond with architects and students. Her new monograph Wayward Eye, Photographs 1950–1970 will be published later this year.

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