18 March 2011

Mack Scogin and Merrill Elam Recognized by American Academy of Arts and Letters

Mack Scogin and Merrill Elam have been awarded the Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize in Architecture, an award given to a preeminent architect from any country who has made a significant contribution to architecture as an art.

From the American Academy of Arts and Letters Press Release: “Partners in work and life for over 25 years, Scogin and Elam have created buildings that are optimistic and joyous. Teachers and practioners, they have worked throughout the United States on diverse project types, the structure, form, and texture of which is always site specific and inventive. Simultaneously humane and bold, this work respects and also challenges our expectations: the result is an architecture that astonishes and delights,” said Tod Williams. Scogin and Elam’s work includes the Knowlton School of Architecture at Ohio State University, the Jean Hargrove Music Library at the University of California at Berkeley, and the United States Federal Court House in Austin, Texas. Scogin and Elam graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and have had their own practice in Atlanta, Georgia since 1984.

The Academy’s architecture awards program began in 1955.