The National Building Museum named TV journalist Charlie Rose the 16th laureate of its Vincent Scully Prize, an award that recognizes exemplary work pertaining to architecture, historic preservation, and urban design. Rose, anchor and executive editor of Charlie Rose and co-anchor of CBS This Morning, receives the award “for exploring the value of good design, the growth of cities, and the shape of the urban form through his insightful and substantive conversations with leading thinkers of our day,” according to a press release.
“One of the great joys of spending twenty-five years at the table is meeting a cross-section of the best in culture and science and technology,” said Rose in the press release. “I have a special place for the men and women who inspire us with the buildings they create. Architecture is a passion of mine and I’ve been proud to know not only architects but also those who teach, assess, and love great buildings. Architecture is one of the reflections of the permanence of a civilization. I am indeed honored to be the recipient of the Vincent Scully Prize, named for a man I have known, admired, and interviewed.”
Rose will receive the award at a gala at the National Building Museum on Nov. 18. Architect Frank Gehry, FAIA, former director of the New York City Department of City Planning Amanda Burden, and PBS president and CEO Paula Kerger will be featured speakers.
(Full disclosure: ARCHITECT editor-in-chief Ned Cramer was a jury member for this year's Vincent Scully Prize.)
Here are some of our favorite interviews that Rose has conducted with architects throughout his career:
Philip Johnson in 2001, shortly before the architect's 95th birthday
A Pritzker Prize panel of Renzo Piano, Hon. FAIA; Frank Gehry, FAIA; Zaha Hadid, Hon. FAIA; and Jean Nouvel, Hon. FAIA
Ada Louise Huxtable
Rem Koolhaas, Hon. FAIA
Steven Holl, FAIA
Tod Williams, FAIA, and Billie Tsien, AIA
Shigeru Ban, Hon. FAIA
Elizabeth Diller; Ricardo Scofidio, AIA; and Charles Renfro, AIA