Wednesday 21 September 2011, 18:00
Auditorium SG, EPFL
Inaugural lecture of the exibition Las Vegas Studio, Las Vegas Studio, Images from the archives of Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown
Denise Scott Brown
Denise Scott Brown is an architect, planner, and urban designer, and a theorist, writer and educator, whose work and ideas have influenced architects and planners worldwide. Her years of experience in urban planning, urban design, and campus planning have contributed to VSBA’s unusual breadth and depth in architectural design.
Ms. Scott Brown’s projects include campus planning for Brown University, the University of Pennsylvania, Williams College, the Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Studies at Harvard University, and Tsinghua University in Beijing. She directed the University of Michigan’s campus master plan, plans for several of its sub-campuses, and site planning and preschematic design of the University’s Life Sciences Institute, Undergraduate Science Building, and Palmer Commons complex. She also directed precinct planning and preschematic design of a new Biomedical / Biological Sciences Research Building at the University of Kentucky.
Ms. Scott Brown has worked on the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman Quadrangle; the Mielparque Nikko Kirifuri resort in Kirifuri National Park near Nikko, Japan; and the French Département de la Haute Garonne provincial capitol building in Toulouse, France. Ms. Scott Brown has written and advised on urban planning issues related to New York’s World Trade Center site, Philadelphia’s Penn’s Landing, and New Orleans. Her other projects include the development of program requirements for the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian; urban plans for South Street, Philadelphia, Miami Beach, Florida, and Memphis, Tennessee; and advising on a regional plan for the Bouregreg Valley in Morocco