Venturi Scott Brown & Associates – VSBA Architects

Venturi, Scott Brown & Associates, VSBA Architects, America, Design Practice, Projects

Venturi, Scott Brown & Associates : VSBA

Robert Charles Venturi + Denise Scott Brown, USA Architecture Firm

Venturi, Scott Brown – Key Projects

This architecture practice now uses the title: VSBA, LLC / Architects & Planners

3 Dec 2015

Denise Scott Brown & Robert Venturi Win 2016 AIA Gold Medal

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) announced Denise Scott Brown and her husband and partner Robert Venturi as recipients of the 2016 AIA Gold Medal, the organization’s highest honor, reports the Architectural Record. Seattle’s LMN Architects received the Firm of the Year Award.

Robert-Venturi and Denise-Scott-Brown architects

Denise Scott Brown & Robert Venturi Win 2016 AIA Gold Medal

Scott Brown is the first living woman to receive the award (Julia Morgan posthumously received the honor in 2014). The architect recalls past Gold Medal nominations, but as a duo, the pair was not eligible for the prize, historically awarded to a single architect. “Bob said, ‘Not without Denise,’” she says. “There were people who said that Bob was being quixotic and that I was being selfish.”

Venturi, Scott Brown & Associates – Key Buildings, alphabetical:

AltenwohnheimGuild House, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
1960–66
Altenwohnheim Guild House in Philadelphia
photograph : wikimedia commons

Hôtel du Département de la Haute-Garonne, Toulouse, France
2005

Institute for Scientific Information, Philadelphia, USA
1979

Sainsbury Wing – National Gallery Extension, London, UK
1991
Venturi, Scott Brown & Associates
National Gallery Extension London
photograph © Nick Weall

Venturi, Scott Brown & Associates : Sainsbury Wing – National Gallery Extension : 16 photos

The proposal by ABK was infamously described by Prince Charles [May 30, 1984] as being “a monstrous carbuncle on the face of a much-loved and elegant friend”.
ABK’s design was abandoned.

Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington, USA

Vanna Venturi House, Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
1959-62/64
Vanna Venturi House
photograph : wikimedia commons

Venturi, Scott Brown & Associates Buildings

Recent Projects, chronological:

Biomedical / Biological Sciences Research Building, Lexington, Kentucky, USA

Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates in association with A. M. Kinney + HERA
Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates : University of Kentucky building

Schlesinger Library – Renovation, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
2004
Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates
Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates : Harvard University building

Lehigh Valley Hospital – expansion, Muhlenberg, Pennsylvania, USA
2005
FreemanWhite, Inc. with Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates, Inc.
Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates : Lehigh Valley Hospital building

Hôtel du Département de la Haute-Garonne, Toulouse, France
2005

Venturi, Scott Brown & Associates Buildings (older, chronological):

Gordon Wu Hall, Princeton, New Jersey, USA
1983
Sainsbury Wing – National Gallery Extension, London, UK
1991
Guild House, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington, USA

Brant-Johnson House, Vail, Colorado, USA
1977
Allen Art Museum Addition, Oberlin, Ohio, USA
1973-76
House, Tucker Town, Bermuda
1975
Tucker House, Mount Kisco, New York, USA
1975
Trubek House, Nantucket Island, Massachusetts, USA
1972
Brant House, Greenwich, Connecticut, USA
1972
Vanna Venturi House, at Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
1962
For Robert’s mother, Vanna

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Practice Information

Venturi, Scott Brown & Associates – Background
Robert Charles Venturi
1925-

American architect, famous for espousing an anti-Modern view – Complexity and Contradiction – connected with Postmodern and Neoclassical architecture.

Venturi, Scott Brown & Associates : American Architects

Robert Venturi : Postmodern Architecture

Robert Venturi – Education

Graduation – Princeton University in 1947; M.F.A. – Princeton University 1950

Robert Venturi – Career

Venturi worked as an architect for Eero Saarinen and Louis Kahn.
Faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania

Set up practice in 1958, later with John Rauch in 1964. Denise Scott Brown, architect and planner, joined in 1967. Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates, Inc. set up in 1989 after John Rauch resigned. Architects’ office located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Robert Venturi : Pritzker Prize 1991

Venturi Book

Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture
1966

The Vanna Venturi House is referenced in most key architecture histories and was designed for Venturi’s mother

Venturi, Scott Brown & Associates : Sainsbury Wing – National Gallery Extension context
National Gallery London
photograph of National Gallery © Nick Weall




Over the course of their joint careers Scott Brown and Venturi designed dozens of projects and master plans including the Mielparque Nikko Kirifuri Hotel and Spa in Japan, Franklin Court in Philadelphia, the Episcopal Academy Chapel in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania, the National Gallery’s Sainsbury Wing in London. The Vanna Venturi house (1964), in Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania is viewed as a major catalyst of the postmodernist movement.

American Architecture

Philadelphia Architects

Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates : National Gallery Extension London

Architecture Studios

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Venturi, Scott Brown buildings – page

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