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Denise Scott Brown
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Denise Scott Brown is an architect, planner and urban designer, and a theorist, writer and educator whose projects and ideas have influenced several generations of architects over the last half-century. African born and educated in South Africa, England and the US, she worked from 1967- 2012, in collaboration with Robert Venturi, using her experience in interdisciplinary work, teaching and research, to guide the global practice in architecture and urbanism of their firm, Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates.

Scott Brown held professorships at the Universities of Pennsylvania, Harvard, UCLA, UC Berkeley and Yale, and visiting positions at Rice, Oberlin, UC Santa Barbara, Princeton and the University of Venice. She has received a Vilcek Prize in architecture and the Topaz Medallion for distinguished teaching, and her
publications include Learning from Las Vegas (with Robert Venturi and Steven Izenour, 1972; revised 1977); Urban Concepts (1990); Architecture as Signs and Systems for a Mannerist Time (with Robert Venturi, 2004); and Having Words (2009).

At 82, Scott Brown continues to write, lecture and correspond with architects and students.

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'I Shook Hands With Mandela and de Klerk Today'

(0) Comments | Posted January 9, 2014 | 3:07 PM

It is July 4, 1993 and I want to set down what happened today so I don't forget it. I went to the luncheon given for the President of the ANC and the President of South Africa by the City of Philadelphia at the Convention Center. There were perhaps 1500...

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