Yale Professor Emerita Dolores Hayden to Be Honored at the National Building Museum in Washington

Dolores Hayden, professor emerita of architecture, urbanism, and American studies at Yale University, will receive the Vincent Scully Prize from the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. The Vincent Scully Prize was established in 1999 to recognize exemplary practice, scholarship, or criticism in architecture, historic preservation, and urban design. Vincent Scully, the award’s first recipient, was the Sterling Professor Emeritus of the History of Art at Yale University.

Professor Hayden will be honored at the museum on October 3, when she will give an address on the “urbanism of care” and the benefits of cities’ investment in public infrastructure extending beyond water supply, paved streets, and schools in order to include childcare centers in workplaces, free kindergartens, and public kitchens.

As an urban historian and architect, Professor Hayden has focused throughout her career on the politics of place and the stereotypes of gender and race embedded in American-built environments. She is the author of six books including The Grand Domestic Revolution: A History of Feminist Designs for American Homes, Neighborhoods, and Cities (MIT Press, 1981) and Building Suburbia: Green Fields and Urban Growth, 1820-2000 (Pantheon, 2003).

“With her focus on the politics of place, gender studies, and urban planning, Dolores Hayden is a true pioneer in using the built environment to document the history of gender, class and race,” said Aileen Fuchs, National Building Museum president and executive director. “We are excited to recognize her achievements and impact, which align closely with the work and mission of the Museum around equity and promoting social justice in the built environment.”

Professor Hayden is an alumna of Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts, Cambridge University in England, and the Harvard Graduate School of Design. She is a licensed architect. Before coming to Yale in 1991, Professor Hayden was a faculty member at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of California, Los Angeles

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