Denise Scott Brown is the winner of the 2017 Jane Drew Prize, the award which recognises an architectural designer who through their work and commitment to design excellence has raised the profile of women in architecture. Respondents to the Women in Architecture: Working In Architecture survey overwhelmingly voted for Scott Brown to be honoured with the award. Scott Brown’s receipt of the prize is a culmination of the grassroots drive to see her contribution to the profession adequately recognised – a movement that sprung from the Women in Architecture campaign in 2013 – a quarter of a century after her partner Robert Venturi was awarded the Pritzker.
Denise Scott Brown said of the accolade: ‘Things have happened which have made me very happy in my old age and one of those is this prize – and the petition which came out of the Architects’ Journal’s work.’
Christine Murray, editor-in-chief of The Architectural Review and The Architects’ Journal, said: ‘Denise Scott Brown’s wonderful architectural writing and thinking, her work and her wit have been an inspiring force for change. This honour squares the circle.’
Courtesy – Women in Architecture
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