National Building Museum Names Robert A.M. Stern as Tenth Laureate of the Vincent Scully PrizeJuly 14, 2008
The National Building Museum will present the Tenth Vincent Scully Prize to Robert A.M. Stern, dean of the Yale School of Architecture and founder and senior partner of Robert A.M. Stern Architects, at a gala celebration on November 12, 2008. David Schwarz, chairman of the Prize jury, said Stern was selected "for his years of teaching at Columbia and Yale Universities, his leadership as dean of the Yale School of Architecture, and his seminal publications reflecting on the history of architecture in New York."
The Vincent Scully Prize and endowment were established by the National Building Museum in 1999 in honor of Vincent Scully, Sterling Professor Emeritus of the History of Art at Yale University, Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Miami, and one of the world's most influential architectural historians and critics. The Prize has come to be known as one of the most important awards in the field, recognizing the importance of ideas and scholarship that lead to significant contributions to our built environment. The nine previous recipients were Vincent Scully, Jane Jacobs, Andrés Duany and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown, His Highness the Aga Khan, His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, Phyllis Lambert, Witold Rybczynski, and Richard Moe.
The National Building Museum, located in Washington, DC, is dedicated to exploring and celebrating architecture, design, engineering, construction, and planning. Chartered by Congress in 1980 and open to the public since 1985, it is a vital forum for the exchange of ideas and information about the built environment. Mr. Stern has served as a member of the museum's board of trustees since 1999.