Denise Scott Brown: Architecture favors 'lone male genius' over women

Story highlights

  • Architect Denise Scott Brown worked with her husband Robert Venturi for more than 40 years
  • Venturi was awarded the Pritzker Prize in 1991, but Scott Brown was excluded
  • 22 years on, a petition to recognize Scott Brown has more than 11,000 signatures
From a wing of the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square, London, to the provincial capitol building in Toulouse, France to a spa resort in Japan, Denise Scott Brown's architecture has changed landscapes across the globe.
In a partnership spanning more than 40 years, Scott Brown and her husband and partner Robert Venturi both designed iconic buildings and changed attitudes with their theories and books.
Their efforts earned a Pritzker Prize -- considered the greatest accolade in architecture -- for Venturi in 1991.
But, although the couple had always worked in partnership, Scott Brown's name was not included in the prize.
Now, 22 years on, a group of you