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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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    Reasons for signing

    • Princess Villalta HUMBLE, TX
      • 3 days ago

      I am an architecture student at the University of Houston. I do worry about my furture in my carrer in architecture because I hear and read so much negative facts.

    • Kathryn McCarthy OVERLAND PARK, KS
      • 6 days ago

      When a person deserves to be recognized they should be recognized, regardless if they are a woman or a man.

    • Daniel Daniloff SAUSALITO, CA
      • 16 days ago

      It remains important to recognize


    • Federica Bozzarelli PAVIA, ITALY
      • about 1 month ago

      because she has a strong talent, the same as her husband, and my strongest believes are about architecture and women. She can sumarize this two words, blending them together in a perfect way

      • about 1 month ago

      I just wrote a post about the Seattle Art Museum http://bit.ly/SxhHrq and linked to info on the architects responsible for the building. I want to be able to write an update stating DSB has been retroactively honored. Jonette Slabey, http://www.cruisinmuseums.com/


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