The U.S. Commission of Fine Arts is pleased to announce that Vice Chairman Elizabeth K. Meyer, FASLA, has been selected as the winner of the 2019 Vincent Scully Prize. The prize program is administered by the National Building Museum to recognize exemplary practice, scholarship, or criticism in architecture, historic preservation, and urban design.
According to jury chair and former Commission member Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, FAIA: "Landscape architect, theorist, historian, university professor and former dean, Elizabeth Meyer embodies the very spirit of Vincent Scully as a master lecturer who inspired generations of practitioners. Integrating research and writing with professional, administrative and civic responsibilities, Meyer has produced an influential body of theory, interpretation and criticism, on landscape topics related to aesthetics, sustainability, culture, and social impact."
A public event to celebrate the award will be held on Wednesday, 30 October 2019 at the Building Museum, where Meyer will participate in a conversation with Thaisa Way, program director of garden and landscape studies at the Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collections, on several contemporary topics in landscape architecture.
Click here for more information from the National Building Museum on the award and event.