Robert Venturi

Robert Venturi

The Clarity of Robert Venturi

Robert Venturi, who died last week at 93, was not an urbanist as such. But in rejecting modernism and bringing honesty to discussions about aesthetics, Venturi deserves a debt of gratitude from planners and other architects alike.

September 27, 2018 - Josh Stephens

Philadelphia Architecture

Robert Venturi, Author and Architect, Dies at 93

Urban design media mourned the passing of Robert Venturi this week.

September 20, 2018 - The New York Times

AIA Gold Medal Goes to the Dynamic Duo of Venturi and Scott Brown

The 2016 Gold Medal is considered a rebuttal to the Pritzker Prize, which neglected to acknowledge Denise Scott Brown when it awarded Robert Venturi in 1991.

December 4, 2015 - Chicago Tribune

APA Announces 2014 National Planning Award Winners

The American Planning Association has announced the 18 Excellence Award and 10 Achievement Award winners for 2014. The selections for the Planning Pioneer and Planning Landmark awards are likely to generate some discussion.

January 22, 2014 - American Planning Association

Designing a Divorce? What It's Like to Work With a Spouse

Spurred by the simmering debate over whether Denise Scott Brown deserves recognition from the Pritzker Prize for her work with her husband Robert Venturi, Justin Davidson explores the nature of designing with your life partner.

June 18, 2013 - New York Magazine

Denise Scott Brown's Pritzker Snub Becomes News Again, More than 20 Years Later

A recent interview with the acclaimed designer and theorist, and an online petition, have reignited the debate over whether Denise Scott Brown deserved to be awarded the Pritzker Prize along with her long-time collaborator Robert Venturi.

April 7, 2013 - ArchDaily

Chinese Architect Wins 2012 Pritzker Prize

On Monday it was announced that the most prestigious annual award in architecture has gone to Wang Shu, a 48-year-old Chinese architect with a "relatively low profile" who has yet to design a building outside of China, writes Christopher Hawthorne.

February 28, 2012 - Los Angeles Times

Returning to Las Vegas

Nicolai Ourousoff pays a visit to an exhibit at Yale that looks back at 'Learning From Las Vegas,' the famed book on Sin City architecture from the 1970s.

December 23, 2009 - The New York Times

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