Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA)

The CCA celebrates the 20th anniversary of its opening to the public with an ambitious series of activities throughout 2009. During a press conference on 26 January 2009, Founding Director and Chair of the Board of Trustees Phyllis Lambert and Director Mirko Zardini announced a series of programs and initiatives that underscore the CCA’s past and ongoing role as a unique cultural institution. “The goal of the CCA is to improve the quality of the built environment through knowledge and understanding,” said Phyllis Lambert. “We endeavour to shape current discussion in architecture and the city by raising unexpected questions and by giving resonance to big, small, and overlooked ideas. As a totality, our building, Collection, exhibitions, publications, and research programs interrelate ideas and the concrete world in which we live.”