Denise Scott Brown (1)

I read the article below on Twitter.   I found it a fascinating and, in multiple ways, troubling (for men) account of the problems a female partner in an architectural firm encounters, when she is also the spouse:  partly because I am very aware of the fact that the Sainsbury Wing is frequently attributed to Bob Venturi on his own and Denise Scott Brown must have suffered all the multiple forms of anger, irritation and humiliation she describes many times over during its design and subsequently – I have probably been guilty of it myself;  and partly in the light of the recent death of M.J. Long, who was never given the same level of credit as her husband, Colin St. John Wilson.   Have things changed ?  I doubt it, which is why the article deserves wide circulation.   It’s good that she is being awarded the Soane Medal on her own.


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