May 2, 2007
by Canadian Architect
Phyllis Lambert is one of todays foremost scholars on Mies van der Rohe (18861969).Van der Rohe had successful careers in both Germany and America, in which he redefined our understanding of space and truly reshaped the American urban landscape. Architect, educator, activist, and philanthropist, Ms. Lambert, CC, GOQ, FRAIC, FRIBA (Hon), FAIA (Hon), FRSC, RCA, LLD, worked with Mies van de Rohe on his two most successful skyscraper projects, the Seagram Building (for which Ms. Lambert selected the architect and worked as Director of Planning 195458) and the Toronto-Dominion Centre. Founding Director and Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Ms. Lambert has received numerous professional awards, and she has championed social issues of urban conservation and the role of architecture in the public realm.
On this special evening, Ms. Lambert discusses Mies van de Rohes work at Seagram, particularly the specifics of site within his long evolving social, ethical, and philosophical approach to the landscape and the building art.
The event takes place on Tuesday, May 8 at 7:00pm at the Corcoran Museum of Art in Washington, DC. Admission is $35 or $15 for members.