Robert Stern Named 2008
Scully Prize Laureate
The National Building Museum will present the Tenth Vincent Scully Prize to Robert A.M. Stern, dean of the Yale School of Architecture and founder of Robert A.M. Stern Architects, at a celebration on Nov. 12, 2008.
Stern was named Scully Prize laureate “for his years of teaching at Columbia and Yale Universities, his leadership as the dean of the Yale School of Architecture, and his seminal publications reflecting on the history of architecture in New York,” according to the Vincent Scully Prize Jury Chairman David Schwarz. “As an educator and author, he helped create the revival of the shingle style and successfully promoted traditional town planning.”
The prize (and endowment) were established by the National Building Museum in 1999 in honor of Vincent Scully, Sterling Professor Emeritus of the History of Art at Yale University, Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Miami, and one of the world’s most influential architectural historians and critics.
The Museum, located in Washington, D.C., is dedicated to exploring and celebrating architecture, design, engineering, construction and planning. Chartered by Congress in 1980 and open to the public since 1985, it is a vital forum for the exchange of ideas and information about the built environment. Stern has served as a member of the museum’s board of trustees since 1999. MD