Denise Scott Brown, an American architect, planner, writer, educator, and principal in the Philadelphia-based architecture firm Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates (VSBA). Scott Brown was also married to Robert Venturi for 51 years!
As a husband and wife, the two worked well together and elevated their firm to international importance. VSBA are known for creating exciting/amazing places. As an architectural firm, they have avoided specializing in one project types. Instead, under the leadership of Venturi and Scott Brown, the firm has a portfolio of cultural institutions, health care facilities, renowned university buildings, and adaptations and additions to existing buildings. VSBA have a solid reputation for imaginative design work that is innovative yet disciplined! Clients find VSBA open-minded to the client’s philosophy, creative, and multi-disciplined group of thinkers. VSBA provides planners, programmers, graphic designers, and project managers.
One of Denise Scott Brown’s dictums is the following: “Architecture can’t force people to connect, it can only plan the crossing points, remove barriers, and make the meeting places useful and attractive.”
If you were actively looking for an architectural firm, what specifics in a firm’s credentials would you be looking for to realize your dream project? In other words, what do you want your architect(s) to be?
Jonathan Borosfky, Walking Man, 1991