Archinect - News 2014-08-23T13:21:11-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/88135440/phyllis-lambert-steps-down-from-canadian-centre-for-architecture Phyllis Lambert steps down from Canadian Centre for Architecture Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-12-05T14:01:00-05:00 >2013-12-07T06:28:10-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fo/fowy0g68655paepw.jpg" width="514" height="592" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Phyllis Lambert, 86, announced Wednesday she is retiring as chair of the board of trustees of the museum and research centre she founded in 1979. A tireless defender of Montreal&rsquo;s built heritage, Lambert has taken an active role in every major urban planning debate in the city in the last four decades, from redeveloping the Old Port to protecting Mount Royal.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Phyllis Lambert, founder of the <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/46248430/canadian-centre-for-architecture-cca" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Canadian Centre for Architecture</a>, is stepping down as chairperson. She had also served as Director of the CCA until 1999. Toronto architect <a href="http://www.kpmb.com/index.asp?navid=15&amp;fid1=35&amp;fid2=1&amp;offset=0" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bruce Kuwabara</a> will succeed her as chair of the world-renowned museum and research center.</p> <p> Before becoming an architect in the 1960s, Lambert established herself as Director of Planning for the Seagram Building, where she was responsible for hiring Ludwig Mies van der Rohe as the designer. She recently published a book, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/73106772/fred-bernstein-reviews-phyllis-lambert-s-building-seagram" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Building Seagram</em></a>, chronicling the experience.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/60031544/peak-people-soon-the-world-will-have-to-compete-for-workers Peak People: Soon the World Will Have to Compete for Workers Archinect 2012-10-25T12:08:00-04:00 >2012-10-29T23:27:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fd/fd0fad5eacfdfeb7c11350e8db30e780.jpg" width="300" height="202" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The world is on the threshold of what might be called &ldquo;peak people.&rdquo; The world&rsquo;s supply of working-age people will soon be shrinking, causing a shift from surplus to scarcity. As with &ldquo;peak oil&rdquo; theories &mdash; which hold that declining petroleum supplies will trigger global economic instability &mdash; the claims of the doomsayers are too hyperbolic and hysterical. These are not existential threats but rather policy challenges. That said, they&rsquo;re very big policy challenges.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/54221695/robert-venturi-retires-and-firm-renames Robert Venturi retires, and firm renames Archinect 2012-07-26T14:45:00-04:00 >2012-07-30T23:33:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l9/l9nr6x84jz7begxi.jpg" width="250" height="250" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Robert Venturi, who along with his wife Denise Scott Brown formed one of Philadelphia&rsquo;s best known architectural firms, has retired and the firm known as Venturi Scott Brown and Associates Inc. has been renamed VSBA.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/23425382/gordon-walker-designs-a-house-for-the-future Gordon Walker designs a house for the future Paul Petrunia 2011-10-10T15:14:25-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hm/hmyq44im2vwmy4uw.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Walker showed his idea around. The response was near freezing. "So far, people don't like them," he says. "They say, 'I want something I recognize.' "The baby boomers are coming of age, and I always imagined that they were more design-minded than they turned out to be." Or they just haven't caught up to Gordon Walker.</p></em><br /><br /><p> A Seattle architect designs a house for him and his wife to grow old in, and realizes he's way more cool than most other senior citizens.</p>