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A Remembrance of Visiting Professor Vincent J. Scully, Jr. on February 19


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    Dean Rodolphe el-Khoury and the School of Architecture invite the University of Miami community to a remembrance of former Visiting Professor Vincent J. Scully, Jr. at 1 p.m. on Monday, February 19, at the school’s Glasgow Hall.

    Scully, who has been described as one of the “world’s greatest influences on architecture,” taught at UM for nearly 20 years after retiring from Yale University. He passed away at his home in Lynchburg, Virginia, late last year, leaving an indelible mark not only on the world of architecture but also  at the School of Architecture, about which he wrote the 1996 book Between Two Towers, which 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,” said former Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, former dean of UM’s School of Architecture, who is now director of the school’s Master of Urban Design Program. “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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