Denise Scott Brown wins Soane Medal

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Ceremony will be held in her National Gallery extension

Denise Scott Brown is to be the second recipient of the new annual Soane Medal.

The award was launched last year by the Soane Museum, with the inaugural medal going to Spanish architect Rafael Moneo.

Scott Brown, one half of Venturi, Scott Brown with her husband Robert, is best known in this country for designing the Sainsbury Wing at the National Gallery – a job they won after Prince Charles’ infamous “carbuncle” remark put paid to the previous scheme by ABK.

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