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Vincent Scully Prize

Charlie Rose
The 2014 Vincent Scully Prize laureate, Charlie Rose.

The National Building Museum will present the 2014 Vincent Scully Prize to Charlie Rose, anchor and executive editor of Charlie Rose and co-anchor of CBS This Morning, for exploring the value of good design, the growth of cities, and the shape of the urban form through his insightful and substantive conversations with leading thinkers of our day. 

"One of the great joys of spending twenty-five years at the table is meeting a cross-section of the best in culture and science and technology," said Mr. Rose. "I have a special place for the men and women who inspire us with the buildings they create. Architecture is a passion of mine and I’ve been proud to know not only architects but also those who teach, assess, and love great buildings. Architecture is one of the reflections of the permanence of a civilization. I am indeed honored to be the recipient of the Vincent Scully Prize, named for a man I have known, admired, and interviewed."

2014 Vincent Scully Prize Gala

A gala celebrating Mr. Rose and the award will be held on November 18, 2014, at the National Building Museum. Noted architect Frank Gehry, former director of the New York City Department of City Planning Amanda Burden, and president and CEO of PBS Paula Kerger will offer remarks.

Attend the gala.

2014 Vincent Scully Prize Lecture

A public award ceremony and lecture by Mr. Rose will be held the following evening, November 19, from 6:30 to 8 pm. During the program, Rose will discuss his experiences with many of the world’s foremost architects, and will then be interviewed by writer and NPR's Studio 360 host Kurt Andersen.

Attend the lecture.

The National Building Museum established the Vincent Scully Prize in 1999 to recognize exemplary practice, scholarship, or criticism in architecture, historic preservation, and urban design. It is named after Professor Vincent Scully, to honor his work and extend his legacy. Scully is the Sterling Professor Emeritus of the History of Art at Yale University and Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Miami. For more than four decades his teaching and scholarship have profoundly influenced prominent architects and urban planners.

For more information about the gala contact Sarah Buie at or 202.272.2448, ext. 3150.

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