The renowned Philadelphia-based architecture firm Venturi Scott Brown Associates has always had something of a gender complex. Founded and guided by the married partnership of Denise Scott Brown and Robert Venturi, the firm was often covered in the press and within architecture circles with a primary emphasis on Venturi. In part, this was generational, but some contend it leaves Venturi with the more recognizable legacy–despite the fact that Scott Brown continues to work.
The Strip seen from the desert, with Denise Scott Brown in the foreground, 1966. Photograph: Robert Venturi © Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates, Inc., Philadelphia.