Canadian Centre for Architecture
A legendary figure in the world of architecture, Phyllis Lambert made one of her earliest contributions to the field when she convinced her father, Samuel Bronfman, to hire Mies van der Rohe to design New York's Seagram Building. She went on to have a distinguished career in Canada and the United States, both as an architect and a philanthropist. In 1979 she established the Canadian Centre for Architecture (Centre Canadien d’Architecture) and provided it with an endowment of shares in Seagram. Its temporary exhibitions and large bookstore appeal not only to students and professional architects, but also to anyone interested in the history of the field and the current state of design.
By John Newton, AFAR Ambassador
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1920 Rue Baile, Montréal, QC H3H 2S6, Canada
Wed, Fri - Sun 11am - 6pm
Thur 11am - 9pm