Denise Scott Brown wins 2018 Soane Medal

Denise Scott Brown
06/09/2018
Denise Scott Brown wins 2018 Soane Medal
Sir John Soane's Museum [LON] UK 17.10.2018
metalocus, ANDREA GONZÁLEZ
Denise Scott Brown

American architect Denise Scott Brown is being honored with the 2018 Soane Medal for her “ideas and work as architect, planner, urbanist, theorist, writer and educator have had a global influence, transforming thinking about architecture and cities”.

The architect Denise Scott Brown has been announced as the recipient of the 2018 Soane Medal and Soane Annual Lecturer. Awarded  by Sir John Soane’s Museum in London, the yearly medal recognizes influential architects that have significantly contributed to the field through their built work, education, history, and theory. Last year, Rafael Moneo received the inaugural medal and was the first to present the Soane Annual Lecture.

The Sir John Soane's Museum organizes a conference that recognizes architects, writers or artists who have been recognized in the field of architecture to explain the public in the influence of architecture in our environment. She will be recognized during an evening event at London's National Gallery on October 17, which will include a presentation of her hour-long lecture that was pre-recorded in her home in Philadelphia, accompanied by rarely seen photographs.
 
A lecture pre-recorded by Denise Scott Brown at her home in Philadelphia, with a live response by Sir David Chipperfield.
 
Venue
The Sainsbury Wing, The National Gallery
, London WC2N 5DN. UK
Dates
Wednesday 17 October.
7-8pm followed by drinks.
Scott Brown outside Las Vegas in 1966, photograph from the Archives of Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown. Denise Scott Brown photographed by Frank Hanswijk.Sainsbury Wing de Sainsbury Wing of the National Gallery in London by Robert Venturi (1991). Photography © Richard George via Wikipedia.Vanna Venturi House, west elevation. Photograph courtesy Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates, Inc.Denise Scott Brown. Photograph courtesy Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates, Inc.

Scott Brown

Denise Scott Brown, (born as Denise Lakofski) (Nkana, Rhodesia, October 3rd 1931) is a postmodern architect, urbanist, writer and teacher. Expert in urban and educational planning at universities such as Berkeley, Yale and Harvard, she wrote in 1972 in collaboration with Robert Venturi and Steven Izenour Learning from Las Vegas: the forgotten symbolism of architectural form, one of the mo...read more