Lead Architect for 1987 Memphis Plan Receives Prestigious Award

Denise Scott Brown, the lead architect/planner on the Center City Commission's 1987 Plan for Downtown Memphis, has just received the prestigious Vilcek Prize.

Awarded this March, the Vilcek Prize is given each year to two foreign-born Americans who have profoundly benefited society through their work in either the arts or sciences. In his introductory remarks, architecture critic Paul Goldberger said, “No one who pays attention to the worlds of architecture and planning could fail to recognize Denise Scott Brown as a figure of extraordinary stature.” As an architect, planner, writer, and educator, she has influenced architects and planners worldwide.

It seems like the perfect time to review her plan for Memphis.

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