Phyllis Lambert is 90 years strong, and the impact she has made in architecture in the last six decades still resonates to this day. While her influence in architecture is well known, what is Lambert's perspective on her own career? In celebration of her 90th birthday that was on January 24, the CCA in Montreal is currently exhibiting “Phyllis Lambert: 75 Years at Work”, which was curated by Lambert herself. The exhibition is open now until June 4, 2017. Don't miss out!
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The exhibition reflects Phyllis Lambert's constant dedication to “[building] things that express the best qualities of the society in which you live." Chronologically arranged as a series of case studies, the exhibition highlights significant milestones in Lambert's career, such as her architectural education and her start in the architecture profession, her iconic role as the Director of Planning of the Seagram Building, the Saidye Bronfman Centre, photography missions, and conversation and restoration projects in her native Montreal and abroad.
A fierce advocate for advancing architecture practice as well as the social issues in urban conservation, she founded the Héritage Montréal in 1975 and played a major role in establishing the Société d'Amélioration de Milton-Parc, Canada's largest non-profit cooperative-housing renovation project. In 1996, she established the Fonds d’Investissement de Montréal (FIM), which is Canada's only private investment fund that supports revitalizing housing in low- and medium-income neighborhoods.
"Architects make buildings—but Phyllis Lambert makes architects," Rem Koolhaas said when he presented the 2014 Golden Lion for Achievement Award to Lambert . Last year, she was honored with the 2016 Wolf Prize in Israel and the American Academy's 2016 Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize.
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