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Female, South Africa/US, born 1931-10-03

Associated with the firms network

Venturi, Rauch and Scott Brown, Architects and Planners; Venturi, Scott Brown, and Associates, Architects and Planners

Professional History


Partner, Venturi, Rauch and Scott Brown, Architects, Philadelphia, PA, 1967-1989. She became the partner in charge of planning at Venturi, Rauch and Scott Brown in 1969.

Partner, Venturi and Scott Brown Associates, Philadelphia, PA, 1989- .


Instructor, Yale University, New Havent, CT, 2003.



University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, 1948 - 1952.

Architectural degree, Architectural Association School of Architecture (AA), London, England, 1955.

Master's, City Planning, University of Pennsylvania (Penn), Philadelphia, PA, 1958-1960.



She married twice. She first wed Robert Scott Brown (d. 1959) on 07/21/1955.

Denise Scott Brown married Robert Charles Venturi (1925-2018) on 07/23/1967 in Santa Monica, CA.


She and Venturi had one son, James Venturi.

Biographical Notes

Her original surname was "Lakofski."

PCAD id: 1617