Weekend Edition: A pioneer passes, a dean addresses equity, and more


Weekend Edition: A pioneer passes, a dean addresses equity, and more

Aerial view of the existing site for The Bay as well as the Van Wezel Performing Arts Center on the left (Courtesy Sasaki and the Sarasota Bayfront Planning Organization)

Missed some of our articles, tweets, or Facebook posts from the last few days? Don’t sweat it—we’ve gathered the week’s must-read stories right here. Enjoy!

Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown
Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown (Matt Wargo/VSBA)

Jencks, Eisenman, FAT, and more remember Robert Venturi

Robert Venturi passed away at age 93 on Wednesday, and there has been an overwhelming response from the architecture community. From dedicated disciples to former intellectual foes, many architects and critics have taken a moment to recognize how deep and impactful Venturi’s legacy really is. We collected some of those tributes here.

A group of students
What will make the field more accessible—and more compelling—to a diversity of talent? How can we build the discipline we all deserve? (Rawpixel)

How can architects build the equitable discipline we deserve?

As the fall semester begins, how can architects and students work towards advancing a more equitable profession for the women, PoC, and disabled who have been marginalized or left behind by the system?

G.Wiz museum
Sarasota’s Selby Public Library by Walter Netsch (now the G.Wiz Science Museum) could be torn down for Sasaki’s waterfront cultural and recreational zone. (Courtesy Dale Parks/Sarasota Architectural Foundation)

Selby Library by SOM’s Walter Netsch may be demolished in Sarasota bayfront project

The Walter Netsch-designed Selby Public Library is under threat as plans move forward for a much-anticipated, community-backed bayfront development in Sarasota, Florida.

Enjoy the weekend, and see you Monday!