About the Phyllis Lambert Grant

The Ville de Montréal, through its Bureau du design, awards every two years the Phyllis Lambert Grant to an individual designer, architect, creative professional, or a collective, with fewer than 10 years’ practice, and having demonstrated exceptional quality in studies and work as well as marked interest in city themes.

The grant, in the amount of $10,000, must be used to carry out a professional development project that involves a design theme focusing on the city. The recipient(s) may undertake the project in one or more of the cities of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network, of which Montréal has been a member, as a City of Design, since 2006.

Phyllis Lambert Grant Recipients

The Phyllis Lambert Grant aims to:

  • recognize and promote the talents of emerging Montréal designers; and
  • help enrich the career path of emerging designers and their professional development as they relate to design issues surrounding the city.

The Phyllis Lambert Grant provides true leverage to recipients’ careers, supporting these ambassadors of made-in-Montréal design and providing impetus to complete an ambitious project through assistance, guidance and a promotional campaign to bring greater attention to their work. Recipients also gain access to an extensive network through which they can present their work internationally, which favours market development.

The grant was named in honour of Phyllis Lambert, Great Montrealer, passionate champion of excellence in architecture and staunch defender of emerging designers. In naming the grant for Ms. Lambert, the Ville de Montréal sought to underscore her remarkable contribution to the international reputation of Montréal and to the quality of life of its citizens, as well as the decisive influence she has had on the quality of urban planning, architecture and design in the city.