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Interview with Phyllis Lambert

The founder of the Canadian Centre for Architecture and the woman behind the Seagram Building in Manhattan

Phyllis Lambert Interview

Phyllis Lambert is founder of the Canadian Centre of Architecture and was planning director of the Seagram Building which she was instrumental in commissioning from Mies van der Rohe. Lambert was awarded the 2014 Venice Biennale’s Golden Lion in recognition of a lifetime of work pushing the boundaries of architectural innovation.

In this interview with Paul Finch, Lambert discusses what first interested her in architecture, how her sculpting background gave her a critical eye for design and how, at 87, she continues to drive architectural innovation in Canada and around the world.


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