2016 AIA GOLD MEDAL: As the first duo to win the Institute's top honor, and Brown as the first woman to win it in her lifetime, the Philadelphia-based pair's Postmodern flair changed the landscape for architectural practice.
Note: VSBA, LLC is the successor of Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates Inc.
Firm DescriptionFROM THE ARCHITECT:
VSBA, LLC is an architectural planning and design firm in Philadelphia. We specialize in academic, cultural, civic, and institutional projects — creating places that support community.
We help to craft and transform buildings for colleges and universities, museums, municipalities, and health care organizations. Our work has been recognized by numerous awards and publications.
Each of our projects is led by its own dedicated team, with intense principal involvement. President and principal Daniel McCoubrey is an expert in the planning and design of academic and cultural spaces. Firm partner David Hatton brings vast experience designing student life and residential facilities for academic campuses. And they’re supported by a creative staff of designers.
VSBA, LLC was founded in 2012. Our firm grew out of Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates and we expand on their philosophies — designing with a deep respect for context and our clients’ goals and traditions. Our “big picture” is surprisingly big: we weave together concerns for institutional strategies, cultural diversity, economic impacts, environmental factors, and many other perspectives. And throughout our work, we try to graciously accommodate current needs while allowing the flexibility to adapt for unknowable futures.
After over fifty years as two of the world’s preeminent architects, Robert Venturi has retired from practice. Denise Scott Brown continues to publish and present her work. For information about Denise, Bob, and their work, please visit venturiscottbrown.org.