Denise Scott Brown & Robert Venturi Win 2016 AIA Gold Medal

At long last, Denise Scott Brown has been given her due. This afternoon, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) announced Scott Brown and her husband and partner Robert Venturi as recipients of the 2016 AIA Gold Medal, the organization’s highest honor.

The announcement follows years of campaigning by the architecture community for a retroactive Prizker Architecture Prize for Scott Brown alongside Venturi, who was awarded the prize separately in 1991. “There were a lot of people who were really passionate about them getting recognize as a team,” says architect Caroline James, who was present for the announcement in Washington, D.C.