The Pritzker Architecture Prize Committee: Recognize Denise Scott Brown for her work in Robert Venturi's 1991 Prize
  • Petitioning Martha Thorne - Executive Director

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The Pritzker Architecture Prize
Martha Thorne - Executive Director
The Pritzker Architecture Prize
Keith Walker
The Pritzker Architecture Prize Chair
Lord Palumbo

The Pritzker Architecture Prize Committee: Recognize Denise Scott Brown for her work in Robert Venturi's 1991 Prize

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      Women In Design

Women in architecture deserve the same recognition as their male counterparts. Denise Scott Brown's contributions were seminal to her partner Robert Venturi winning the prize in 1991. It was an unfortunate oversight by the Pritzker Architecture Prize committee to deny her of the recognition she undoubtedly had earned.

We demand that Denise Scott Brown be retroactively acknowledged for her work deserving of a joint Pritzker Prize.

Brown had been a co-partner for over 22 years in their practice Venturi Scott Brown and Associates and played a critical role in the evolution of architectural theory and design alongside Venturi for over 30 years. She co-authored the 1972 book Learning from Las Vegas, among others.

However, her role as “wife” seemed to have trumped her role as an equal partner when the Pritzker jury chose to only honor her husband, Venturi.

“Let’s salute the notion of joint creativity.” - Denise Scott Brown

For women's equality to become a reality today, we need to rectify the mistakes of the past. Help change history by demanding equal recognition for equal work.

 

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To:
Martha Thorne - Executive Director, The Pritzker Architecture Prize
Keith Walker, The Pritzker Architecture Prize
Lord Palumbo, The Pritzker Architecture Prize Chair
Recognize Denise Scott Brown for her work in Robert Venturi's 1991 Pritzker Prize

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Brenda Bobillo LOS ANGELES, CA
      • 5 days ago

      I stand next to my counterparts and demand action

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    • Tricia Helyar AUSTRALIA
      • 9 days ago

      Recognition of women in practice

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    • Mel Zugai WICKHAM, AUSTRALIA
      • 9 days ago

      Women in architecture are often made to take a back seat to their male colleagues - time for a change

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    • Robert Scanlon NEWBURY, MA
      • 10 days ago

      I'm an architecture student at the university of Massachusetts, learning about the role of women in architecuture

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    • Lisa Strudwick WICKHAM, AUSTRALIA
      • 11 days ago

      The oversight represents continued sexism in architecture. The committee needs to pespond

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