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Phyllis Barbara Lambert is a distinguished Canadian philanthropist and member of the Bronfman family. Born in Montreal as a Seagram heiress, she moved to New York City in 1954 and became involved in architecture. In the 1960s, she designed the Saidye Bronfman Centre in Montreal, named after her mother. Working with Ludwig Mies van der Rohe she was also influential in his two most successful skyscraper projects, the Seagram Building and the Toronto-Dominion Centre. Lambert also served as the developer for the restoration of the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles.
In 1979, she founded the Canadian Centre for Architecture, a museum and research centre with an international reputation in Montreal. She has donated generously to the Centre, giving it 750,000 shares of Seagram.