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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.


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


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.


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.



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.


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Married Denise Lakofski, July 23, 1967. 1 child James Charles.

Robert C. Venturi

Vanna (Lanzetta) Venturi

Denise Lakofski

James Charles Venturi