Famed Philadelphia architect Robert Venturi announces retirement

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Renowned architect Robert Venturi is retiring. Brigitte Knowles, architecture professor at Temple, says Venturi expanded the boundaries of the field. “(The) time he emerged was late ’60s, early ’70s, out of what we traditionally thought of as architecture — you know, big giant boxes, cubicles, fairly cold, austere kind of buildings, and he stepped out of that box and really preached a new kind of architecture.”