In addition to his status as one of the most celebrated contemporary architects, Robert Venturi is also a writer, teacher, artist, and philosopher. Venturi graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University in 1947 and received his MFA from Princeton in 1950. From 1954-1956 Venturi furthered his studies as a Rome Prize Fellow at the America Academy in Rome. When he returned to the United States he began teaching architecture at the University of Pennsylvania. This was the beginning of Venturi’s long career as a teacher at numerous institutions including Yale, Princeton, Harvard, University of California at Los Angeles, and Rice University. Before founding his own practice in 1958, Venturi’s work as an... more.