Awards: Phyllis Lambert wins the Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize by the American Acadey of Arts and Letters
19th May 2016, Audubon Terrace, New York, USA
Phyllis Lambert, Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) Founder, was awarded by the Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize by the American Academy of Arts and Letters, which "recognizes an architect of any nationality who has made a significant contribution to architecture as an art".
The Academy’s annual architecture awards program began in 1955 with the inauguration of the Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize and has since expanded to include four Arts and Letters Awards. This year’s winners were chosen from a group of 35 individuals and practices nominated by the members of the Academy. The jurors were Elizabeth Diller (chairman), Henry Cobb, Peter Eisenman, Kenneth Frampton, Hugh Hardy, Steven Holl, Cesar Pelli, James Polshek, Robert A. M. Stern, and Tod Williams.
Current Chair of the Board of Trustees of the CCA, Bruce Kuwabara, commented: “Phyllis Lambert has made an enormous contribution to how we think about architecture and cities. She has raised awareness and standards of research, scholarship, heritage preservation, and design to the highest levels.
The awards will be presented in New York City in May at the Academy’s annual Ceremonial. Work by the winners will be featured in an upcoming exhibition on view in the Academy’s galleries on Audubon Terrace from May 19 to June 12.
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