Denise Scott Brown

Architect; Urban Designer; Product/Industrial Designer / United States / Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates, Inc.

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. Scott Brown participates in the broad range of Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates’ projects in architecture and is principal-in-charge for many projects in urban planning, urban design, and campus planning. Her years of experience in interdisciplinary work and teaching contribute to the firm’s unusual breadth and depth in architectural design.

Scott Brown’s recent projects include campus planning for Brown University and Tsinghua University in Beijing. She directed precinct planning and pre-schematic design of a new Biomedical/Biological Sciences Research Building at the University of Kentucky; she also directed the University of Michigan campus master plan, plans for several of its sub-campuses, and site planning and pre-schematic design of the university’s Life Sciences Institute, Undergraduate Science Building, and Palmer Commons complex. She has also directed campus plans for the University of Pennsylvania, Williams College, and the Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Studies at Harvard University.

In the last decade, 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 Departement de la Haute-Garonne provincial capitol building in Toulouse, France. She 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.

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