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Amanda Levete joins calls for Pritzker recognition for Scott Brown

Amanda Levete is the latest architect to add her name to the ever-growing petition for the Pritzker jury to recognise Denise Scott Brown

Signing the petition Levete said: ‘It is incontrovertible that Denise should be honoured alongside her husband – they were a partnership in work as well as in life.’

The petition, which has now amassed more than 8,500 supporters calls for Denise Scott Brown to be recognised for the part she played in Robert Venturi’s work which led him to receive the prestigious award in 1991.

Scott Brown had been a partner at Venturi Scott Brown for 22 years when Robert Venturi won the prize for his work. She also co-authored the seminal Learning from Las Vegas with Venturi and Steven Izenour in 1972. Venturi himself has already signed the petition.

Executive director for the Pritzker Architecture Prize, Martha Thorne, has previously confirmed that the current jury will consider Denise Scott Brown’s case.

In a speech prepared for the AJ Women in Architecture lunch, Scott Brown called on her role in Robert Venturi’s 1991 win to be acknowledged retrospectively. Describing it as a ‘very sad’ situation, she said: ‘They owe me not a Pritzker Prize but a Pritzker inclusion ceremony. Let’s salute the notion of joint creativity.’

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