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Architecture critics Inga Saffron and Robert Campbell receive the 2018 Vincent Scully Prize

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Architecture journalists and critics Inga Saffron of the Philadelphia Inquirer and Robert Campbell of the Boston Globe were awarded the 2018 Vincent Scully Prize for excellence in the field. Shown here: Awards ceremony at the National Building Museum for the 2005 prize winner Aga Kahn. (Courtesy WikiMedia)
Architecture journalists and critics Inga Saffron of the Philadelphia Inquirer and Robert Campbell of the Boston Globe were awarded the 2018 Vincent Scully Prize for excellence in the field. Shown here: Awards ceremony at the National Building Museum for the 2005 prize winner Aga Kahn. (Courtesy WikiMedia)

Inga Saffron of the Philadelphia Inquirer and Robert Campbell of the Boston Globe are the recipients of the 2018 Vincent Scully Prize. Awarded annually by the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., the prize honors design professionals who have shown excellence in practice, scholarship, or criticism in the field. This year’s winners—both Pulitzer Prize–winning journalists—are admired for their commitment to providing insightful critiques of the built environment.

The Vincent Scully Prize was established in 1999 and first awarded to Yale University professor Vincent Scully, who died last December. Past recipients include Jane Jacobs, His Royal Highness Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, the late Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown, Paul Goldberger, Robert A.M. Stern, and more. Landscape architect Laurie Olin was given last year’s prize.

The National Building Museum will hold a public award ceremony for Campbell and Saffron on Monday, October 29 with a conversation moderated by The Chicago Tribune’s Blair Kamin.

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