Remembering Architectural Historian, Vincent Scully (1920-2017)

Remembering Architectural Historian, Vincent Scully (1920-2017)

By UM News

Remembering Architectural Historian, Vincent Scully (1920-2017)

By UM News
U-SoA remembers former Visiting Professor Vincent Scully.

Described as one of the “world’s greatest influences on architecture” and a much-loved member of the U-SoA family, Vincent Scully passed away at his home in Lynchburg, Va. on Thursday, November 30th.

Prof. Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk (Director of the Master of Urban Design Program at University of Miami School of Architecture) shared these words:

“Vincent Scully taught at the University of Miami for almost 20 years after retiring from Yale. An inspiring and renown teacher and author, he and his wife, Tappy Lynn, who taught architectural history courses at the School of Architecture, too, adopted our faculty and encouraged us to engage the culture of place in teaching and practice. The 1996 book 'Between Two Towers' chronicles his support for his new colleagues. Arriving just three years after the program became the School of Architecture, his presence among us gave impetus to faculty and students alike to seek a regional identity. He loved the diversity of Miami culture, its affinity with the Caribbean, and he encouraged us to emphasize these as a distinction. We remember gratefully his demanding intellect, generous mentoring, and outrageous sense of humor.”

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