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Robert Venturi

Robert Venturi, American architect. Decorated Commander Order Arts and Letters (France); recipient National Medal of Arts, 1992, Pritzker Architecture prize, 1991, Benjamin Franklin medal, The Royal Society for Encouragement of Arts, Manufacturers and Commerce, 1993, Vincent J. Scully prize, 2002; fellow Rome Prize American Academy, Rome, 1954-1956.

Background

  • Venturi, Robert was born on June 25, 1925 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Robert C. and Vanna (Lanzetta) Venturi.

  • Education

    • Graduate, Episcopal Academy, 1944. AB summa cum laude, Princeton University, 1947. Master of Fine Arts, Princeton University, 1950.

      Doctor of Fine Arts (honorary), Princeton University, 1983. Doctor of Fine Arts (honorary), Oberlin College, 1977. Doctor of Fine Arts (honorary), Yale University, 1979.

      Doctor of Fine Arts (honorary), University Pennsylvania, 1980. Laurea Honoris Causa in Architecture, University Rome "La Sapienza", 1994.

    Career

    • Designer, Oskar Stonorov 1950, Eero Saarinen & Association 1950-1953. Rome; Fellow, American Academy, in Rome 1954-1956. Designer, Louis I. Khan 1957.

      Association Professor, School of Fine Arts, University of Pennsylvania 1957-1965. Charlotte Shepherd Davenport Professor, Yale University 1966-1970. Principal, Venturi, Cope & Lippincott 1958-1961, Venturi and Short 1961-1964, Venturi and Rauch 196480, Venturi, Rauch and Scott Brown (architects and planners) 1980-1989.

      Venturi, Scott Brown and Associations June since 1989. Professional.

    Works

    • Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture.
    • "I am especially pleased to have had the wit to assert in [my original introduction] the Complexity and Contradiction was 'the most important writing on the making of architecture since Le Corbusier's Vers une Architecture, of 1923.

    Membership

    Trustee American Academy Rome, 1966—1971. Fellow: American Institute of Architects (award 1974, 1977, 1978), Accademia Nazionale di San Luca, American Academy Arts and Sciences, American Academy of Arts and Letters, Royal Inc. Architects of Scotland (honorary), Royal Institute British Architects (honorary), American Academy in Rome.

    Member: European Academy of Sciences and Arts, Phi Beta Kappa.

    Personality

    Interests

    Travel.

    Connections

    • Married Denise Lakofski, July 23, 1967. 1 child James Charles.
    • father: Robert C. Venturi
    • mother: Vanna (Lanzetta) Venturi
    • spouse: Denise Lakofski
    • child: James Charles Venturi
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    Nationality
    • 1944
      Episcopal Academy
    • 1947
      Princeton University
    • 1950
      Princeton University
    • 1983
      Princeton University
    • 1977
      Oberlin College
    • 1979
      Yale University
    • 1980
      University Pennsylvania
    • 1994
      University Rome "La Sapienza"
    • 1950 - 1958
      Designer, firms of Oskar Stonorov
    • 1957 - 1965
      from assistant, to associate professor architecture University Pennsylvania
    • 1958 - 1961
      partner, firm Venturi
      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1961 - 1964
      partner, firm Venturi
      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1964 - 1980
      partner, firm Venturi
      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1966 - 1970
      Charlotte Shepherd Davenport professor, architecture Yale
    • 1980 - 1989
      partner, firm Venturi
      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1989
      partner, firm Venturi
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      • Author: Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture, 1966, Iconography and Electronics upon a Generic Architecture, 1996. Co-author (with Denise Scott Brown and Steven Izenour): Learning from Las Vegas, 1972.: second edition, 1977. Co-author: (with Denise Scott Brown) A View from the Campidoglio, Selected Essays, 1953-1984, Architecture as Signs and Systems for a Mannerist Time, 2004. Contributor articles to professional journals. Principal works include Vanna Venturi House, Philadelphia, 1961, Guild House, 1961, Humanities Building, State University of New York, 1972, Franklin Court, Philadelphia, 1972, addition to Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, 1973, Institute for Science Information Corporation Headquarters, Philadelphia, 1978, Gordon Wu Hall, Princeton University, 1980, Seattle Art Museum, 1984, The National Gallery, Sainsbury Wing, London, 1986, Fisher and Bendheim Halls, Princeton University, 1986, Gordon and Virginia MacDonald Medical Research Laboratories (with Payette Associates), University of California at Los Angeles, 1986, Charles P. Stevenson Junior Library., Bard College, 1989, Roy and Diana Vagelos Laboratories IAST (with Payette Associates), University Pennsylvania, 1990, Regional Government Building, Toulouse, France, 1992, Kirifuri Resort Facilities, Nikko, Japan, 1992, Trabant University Center, University Delaware, Newark, 1992, Memorial Hall Restoration and Addition, Harvard University, 1992, The Barnes Foundation Restoration and Renovation, Merion, Pennsylvania, 1993, Disney Celebration (Florida) Bank, 1993, Gonda (Goldschmied) Neuroscience and Genetics Research Center (with Lee, Burkhart, Liu Incorporated), University of California at Los Angeles, 1993, Princeton Campus Center, Princeton University, 1996, Anlyan Center for Medical Research and Education, Yale University School Medicine, 1998, (with Payette Associates) Master Plan and Buildings for University Michigan, since 1997, Baker/Berry Library., Dartmouth College, 1996, Woodmere Art Museum addition, 2000, biomedical Research Building, University Kentucky, 2000, Dumbarton Oaks Library. Expansion, Washington, District of Columbia, 2001, Stuart Country Day School Theater/Auditorium/Sanctuary, Princeton, New Jersey, 2001, Nano Systems Institute, North Carolina, Santa Barbara, 2001, Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg, Allentown, Pennsylvania, 2002, LVH-Cedar Crest, 2003, Episcopal Academy Chapel, Newtown Square, Pennsylvania, 2004, Congregation Beth El, Sunbury, Pennsylvania, 2004, Lenfest Hall, Curtis Institute Music, Philadelphia, 2006.
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      • book: Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture (Museum of Modern Art Papers on Architecture) by Robert Venturi (1-Jan-1984) Paperback
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      • book: Iconography and Electronics Upon a Generic Architecture: A View from the Drafting Room
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      • book: Iconography and Electronics Upon a Generic Architecture: A View from the Drafting Room 1st edition by Venturi, Robert (1996) Hardcover
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      • book: Iconography and Electronics upon a Generic Architecture: A View from the Drafting Room by Venturi Robert (1998-02-06) Paperback
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      • book: Architecture as Signs and Systems: For a Mannerist Time (The William E. Massey Sr. Lectures in the History of American Civilization)
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      • book: Architecture as Signs and Systems: For a Mannerist Time (The William E. Massey Sr. Lectures in the History of American Civilization) by Venturi, Robert, Scott Brown, Denise (2005) Hardcover
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      • book: Architecture as Signs and Systems: For a Mannerist Time (The William E. Massey Sr. Lectures in the History of American Civilization) Hardcover - January 16, 2005
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      • book: By Robert Venturi - Architecture as Signs and Systems: For a Mannerist Time: 1st (First) Edition
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      • book: The Essex House Song Book, being the Collection of Songs formed for the Singers of the Guild of Handicraft by C. R. and Janet E. Ashbee, and edited by her. (The Music drawn by P. Woodrofe.)
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      • Author: Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture, 1966, Iconography and Electronics upon a Generic Architecture, 1996. Co-author (with Denise Scott Brown and Steven Izenour): Learning from Las Vegas, 1972.: second edition, 1977. Co-author: (with Denise Scott Brown) A View from the Campidoglio, Selected Essays, 1953-1984, Architecture as Signs and Systems for a Mannerist Time, 2004. Contributor articles to professional journals.Principal works include Vanna Venturi House, Philadelphia, 1961, Guild House, 1961, Humanities Building, State University of New York, 1972, Franklin Court, Philadelphia, 1972, addition to Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, 1973, Institute for Science Information Corporation Headquarters, Philadelphia, 1978, Gordon Wu Hall, Princeton University, 1980, Seattle Art Museum, 1984, The National Gallery, Sainsbury Wing, London, 1986, Fisher and Bendheim Halls, Princeton University, 1986, Gordon and Virginia MacDonald Medical Research Laboratories (with Payette Associates), University of California at Los Angeles, 1986, Charles P. Stevenson Junior Library., Bard College, 1989, Roy and Diana Vagelos Laboratories IAST (with Payette Associates), University Pennsylvania, 1990, Regional Government Building, Toulouse, France, 1992, Kirifuri Resort Facilities, Nikko, Japan, 1992, Trabant University Center, University Delaware, Newark, 1992, Memorial Hall Restoration and Addition, Harvard University, 1992, The Barnes Foundation Restoration and Renovation, Merion, Pennsylvania, 1993, Disney Celebration (Florida) Bank, 1993, Gonda (Goldschmied) Neuroscience and Genetics Research Center (with Lee, Burkhart, Liu Incorporated), University of California at Los Angeles, 1993, Princeton Campus Center, Princeton University, 1996, Anlyan Center for Medical Research and Education, Yale University School Medicine, 1998, (with Payette Associates) Master Plan and Buildings for University Michigan, since 1997, Baker/Berry Library., Dartmouth College, 1996, Woodmere Art Museum addition, 2000, biomedical Research Building, University Kentucky, 2000, Dumbarton Oaks Library.Expansion, Washington, District of Columbia, 2001, Stuart Country Day School Theater/Auditorium/Sanctuary, Princeton, New Jersey, 2001, Nano Systems Institute, North Carolina, Santa Barbara, 2001, Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg, Allentown, Pennsylvania, 2002, LVH-Cedar Crest, 2003, Episcopal Academy Chapel, Newtown Square, Pennsylvania, 2004, Congregation Beth El, Sunbury, Pennsylvania, 2004, Lenfest Hall, Curtis Institute Music, Philadelphia, 2006.
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