At long last, design innovator Denise Scott Brown, 83, has been given her due.
The American Institute of Architects on Dec. 2 named her as recipient of 2016 AIA Gold Medal, the organization’s highest honor, recognition she and supporters say eluded her because of sexism and bureaucracy. Co-recipient of the award is her husband and partner Robert Venturi, who rejected the award years before because rules barred two recipients.
Now many in the architecture community are hoping years of pressure will bring Scott Brown retroactive award of the prestigious Pritzker Architecture Prize alongside Venturi, who earned it separately in 1991. FULL STORY