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Robert Venturi, 1925–2018

Robert Venturi died yesterday at the age of 93. The influential architect began to make a name for himself while teaching at Yale in the early 1960s, earning the admiration of art historian Vincent Scully. A later Yale studio he taught with his wife and partner Denise Scott Brown led to their important book Learning from Las Vegas. But it took decades for Yale to get a Venturi building: his winning design for a mathematics building in 1970 was never built, and he was replaced as architect for Luce Hall in the early 1990s. Finally, in 2003, his design with Payette Associates for the Anlyan Center (shown here) at the School of Medicine came to fruition, bringing his trademark “complexity and contradiction” to a university where he had always had his champions.

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