Architect Phyllis Lambert awarded Israel’s Wolf Prize for the Arts
Phyllis Lambert, architect and CCA Founding Director Emeritus is this year’s winner of Israel’s $100,000 (US) Wolf Prize for the Arts. She was cited for her six decades of championing innovation in building design and preservation of properties of patrimonial significance, as well as invigorating the profession and research into architecture.
The decision to bestow this award upon Lambert was announced as follows: “Playing all possible roles of designer, planner, artist, writer, photographer, curator, museum director, patron and philanthropist, Lambert ultimately stands for professional rigour and aesthetic elegance, but also for intellectual doubt and political critique. From the mid-1950s to the present, she has been vigorously involved in the realization of seminal innovative buildings, exemplary urban preservation and regeneration projects and leading architectural research institutes.”
“I am thrilled to be the recipient of the highly esteemed Wolf Prize for the arts. It is a superb consummation for decades of passionate work,” said Lambert.
The Foundation will also honor five Americans and one Israeli scientist in the fields of agriculture, chemistry, physics, medicine as well as architecture. Wolf laureates are viewed as strong contenders for the Nobel prizes.
Israel’s president Reuven Rivlin is to award the prizes in June in Jerusalem.