Sexism and Architecture


“Since the 1970’s I have been talking about sexism and architecture; it’s been a long, long time. They think you can’t be a wife and a genius, you can’t be a woman and a genius. There are some crazies, which shows you there are a lot of emotions still about women and architecture. But I am very happy; [this petition] makes me in my old age so extremely happy.”

– Denise Scott Brown

In 1991 Robert Venturi was awarded the Pritzker Prize for the seminal text Learning from Las Vegas. This award however did not recognise Denise Scott Brown as the co-author and creative partner, despite her role within the project and numerous others as a principal architect at the couple’s studio.

This petition created by a group called Women In Design is calling to correct this oversight here.



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