MONTREAL, Dec. 4, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - On the eve of its 25th anniversary, the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) is pleased to
announce the appointment of Bruce Kuwabara as the new Chair of the
Board of Trustees. Bruce Kuwabara has been an active member of the CCA
Board since 2007 and is a founding partner of KPMB Architects. He will
assume the Chair's position starting today, December 4, 2013,
succeeding Phyllis Lambert, CCA's Founding Director.
"Under the leadership of Phyllis Lambert the CCA has made an invaluable
contribution to the local and international architecture community, and
to society at large. The CCA is recognized as a unique international
research centre and museum," said Pierre-André Themens, Vice-Chair of
CCA Board of Trustees.
Bruce Kuwabara is one of Canada's leading architects and in 2012 was
invested as an Officer of the Order of Canada for shaping "our built
landscape in lasting ways."
Bruce Kuwabara is recognized for his commitment to architectural
excellence, city building and the making of vibrant public spaces. He
has contributed to Canadian architecture with such projects as Le
Quartier Concordia for Concordia University in Montreal; Canada's
National Ballet School; the Global Centre for Pluralism for the Aga
Khan Foundation; and the Canadian Museum of Nature. His current
international projects include the new Kellogg School of Management at
Northwestern University; the Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political
Science and Economics at the University of Pennsylvania; and the home
for the Departments of Economics and International Initiatives at
"I would like to thank CCA Board members for the trust they invested in
me to continue this work and bring this mandate to fruition" said Mr.
Phyllis Lambert decided to step down, leaving the Chair's position in
the capable hands of Bruce Kuwabara. She felt that she had accomplished
the many goals she had set for the CCA, realizing the institution has
now reached a highly regarded level of maturity.
Since it opened its doors to the public in 1989, the CCA has become an
international institution that promotes public understanding, widening
thought and debate on architecture and its role in society.
"I am confident that Bruce Kuwabara will make a significant contribution
to the CCA. He has amply proven his ability to guide the CCA into the
future," commented Phyllis Lambert.
As Founding Director Emeritus, Phyllis Lambert will remain a member of
the Board of Trustees and maintain her keen involvement in CCA and her
many endeavors in the Montreal community.
Mirko Zardini, Director and Chief Curator of CCA declared, "Over the
past seven years, I've been most privileged to work with Phyllis
Lambert in developing the mission of the CCA and strengthening its
influence. I'm very happy to have the opportunity to continue to work
with her and with Bruce Kuwabara in their new roles."
ABOUT THE CCA
The CCA is an international research centre and museum founded on the
conviction that architecture is a public concern. Based on its
extensive Collection, exhibitions, programs, and research
opportunities, the CCA is a leading voice in advancing knowledge,
promoting public understanding, and widening thought and debate on
architecture, its history, theory, practice, and role in society today.
Image with caption: "Bruce Kuwabara, New Chair of the Board of Trustees of the CCA and Phyllis Lambert, Founding Director Emeritus of the CCA. (CNW Group/Canadian Centre for Architecture)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20131204_C7680_PHOTO_EN_34461.jpg
Image with caption: "Bruce Kuwabara, New Chair of the Board of Trustees of the CCA. (CNW Group/Canadian Centre for Architecture)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20131204_C7680_PHOTO_EN_34457.jpg
Image with caption: "Phyllis Lambert, Founding Director Emeritus of the CCA. (CNW Group/Canadian Centre for Architecture)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20131204_C7680_PHOTO_EN_34459.jpg
SOURCE: Canadian Centre for Architecture
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