Vincent Scully

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Vincent Scully (right) at the National Building Museum hands over the 2005 Scully Prize to Prince Charles (left)

Vincent Joseph Scully, Jr. (born 1920) is a Sterling Professor Emeritus of the History of Art in Architecture at Yale University, and the author of several books on the subject. Architect Philip Johnson once described Scully as the “the most influential architectural teacher ever.”


  • One entered the city like a god. One scuttles in now like a rat.
    • On the 1963 destruction of New York's grand and original Pennsylvania Station and its replacement with charmless subterranean shopping mall, quoted in Unearthing Gotham : The Archaeology of New York City (2003) by Anne-Marie Cantwell, p. 10

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