Call for applications for 8th annual Phyllis Lambert Grant

Phyllis Lambert, Founding Director Emeritus, Canadian Centre for Architecture
Phyllis Lambert, Founding Director Emeritus, Canadian Centre for Architecture

The Ville de Montréal invites young professionals trained in a design discipline to submit applications for the 8th annual Phyllis Lambert Grant by October 29, 2015, at 4:30 p.m. This distinction, awarded annually, aims to recognize and enhance the profile of emerging professionals.

Created in honour of Phyllis Lambert, Founding Director Emeritus of the Canadian Centre for Architecture, the $10,000 grant is awarded to a designer or architect (or collective of designers or architects) with fewer than 10 years’ practice. The winning team will have demonstrated exceptional quality work as well as a marked interest for urban life in the city of Montreal.

“The Phyllis Lambert Grant is immensely important to us, and helps shape Montreal’s identity as a UNESCO City of Design,” says Manon Gauthier, Ville de Montréal Executive Committee member responsible for Culture, Heritage, Design, Space for Life and the Status of Women. “It is proof of our dedication to supporting creative endeavours by young local designers who will become wonderful ambassadors for Montreal, helping to showcase the city’s vitality everywhere.”

The award will enable the recipient to conduct a professional development project involving a design theme focusing on urban issues, such as a study trip, work internship, participation in a design competition, workshop or symposium in one of the cities of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network, of which Montreal is a member. The recipient’s name will be announced in December 2015.

As with every edition, Phyllis Lambert is delighted to be lending her name to this grant. “The emerging generation of designers has a crucial role to play in solving a number of today’s social, environmental, cultural and ethical problems. I therefore hope that this 2015 grant, which incidentally is based on peer recognition, will help consolidate the human-focused artistic vision of a member of the design family,” she says.

Candidates’ projects will be assessed by a jury including Manon Asselin, architect and co-founder, Atelier TAG; Francis Brisebois, industrial designer and Corporate Advisor – Wayfinding, Société de transport de Montréal; Annie Lebel, architect, Atelier In Situ; Benoît Gérard, designer and partner, Blazysgerard; and Andrew Goodhouse, writer, Canadian Centre for Architecture.

For more information about the Phyllis Lambert Grant, visit