Vincent Scully Prize – Dolores Hayden

October 3, 2022 $10 Museum Member | FREE Student | $15 Non-member


In-Person and Virtual Program (proof of vaccination required to attend in person)

The Vincent Scully Prize is named for the esteemed Yale professor whose teaching inspired so many individuals in the building fields. The prize recognizes excellence in practice, scholarship, or criticism in architecture, historic preservation, and urban design. View a list of past recipients of the prize.

Celebrate the work of Dolores Hayden, Professor Emeritus in the School of American Studies at Yale University.

Hayden is the 24th recipient of the National Building Museum’s annual Vincent Scully Prize. Beginning in the 1970s, she pioneered the analysis of American built environments to document the history of gender, class, and race. As an urban historian, architect, and poet, Hayden is the author of several award-winning books about American landscapes and the politics of place. In a conversation with Ellen Dunham-Jones, Director of the Master of Science in Urban Design degree and host of the Redesigning Cities podcast at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Hayden will discuss how gender inequality is maintained by the built environment and reflect on what an egalitarian city with feminist infrastructure might be like. To conclude her program, Hayden will read an excerpt from her most recent poetry collection, Exuberance, explores everyday risk and extraordinary excitement from the early years of American aviation.