Denise Scott Brown, (née Lakofski; born October 3, 1931 in Nkana
, Northern Rhodesia
) is an architect
, planner, writer, educator, and principal of the firm Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates in Philadelphia
Denise Scott Brown and her husband and partner, Robert Venturi
, are regarded among the most influential architects of the twentieth century, both through their architecture and planning, and theoretical writing and teaching.
Scott Brown and Venturi live in Philadelphia and have a son, James Venturi.
Robert Charles Venturi, Jr. (born June 25, 1925 in Philadelphia
) is an American architect
, founding principal of the firm Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates, and one of the major figures in the architecture of the twentieth century. Together with his wife and partner, Denise Scott Brown
, he helped to shape the way that architects, planners and students experience and think about architecture and the American built environment. Their buildings, planning, theoretical writings and teaching have contributed to the expansion of discourse. Venturi was awarded the Pritzker Prize
in Architecture in 1991.
He is also known for coining the maxim "Less is a bore" a postmodern
antidote to Mies van der Rohe's
dictum "Less is more". Venturi lives in Philadelphia
with Denise Scott Brown. They have a son, James Venturi.