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Witsie, Denise Scott Brown, awarded the American Institute of Architects Gold Medal

- AIA National

Collaborators for 55 years, Robert Venturi, FAIA, and Denise Scott Brown, Hon. FAIA, have long enhanced the popular appreciation of architecture, with their whimsical forms that play off historical precedents and their writing in support of everyday building types that might otherwise be disregarded. Venturi’s 1966 book Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture, and Venturi and Scott Brown’s 1972 book Learning from Las Vegas (with Steven Izenour) remain more than required reading for every architecture student. They are touchstones for three generations of architects in thinking critically and designing thoughtfully. Source: AIA National

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