Phyllis Lambert says she is in good company. Indeed she is. The renowned 89-year-old Canadian architect was here a couple of weeks ago to receive the 2016 Wolf Prize in the arts category, at a glittering event held at the Knesset. In so doing, Lambert notes that she has joined an illustrious roster of past laureates.
“It was special to me because such a great group of people have got it,” she said in an interview last week. “I think of all the people in the arts [who have received the Wolf Prize] like my great friend [fellow architect and 2010 winner] Peter Eisenman and [1992 recipient, architect] Frank Gehry and [1991 joint winner together with iconic violinist Yehudi Menuhin, Italian composer] Luciano Berio. All sorts of wonderful people.”