Denise Scott Brown and Robert Venturi in Las Vegas. In 1966 Scott Brown invited Venturi to accompany her on a four-day trip to Las Vegas. Photos by Denise Scott Brown and Robert Venturi. Scott Brown and Venturi in Union Square, NYC 2011.

Pritzker for Denise Scott Brown

March 2013

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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 1977 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.

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.