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Urban Design: September 2012 Archives

Remembering Melvin Charney

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Artist, architect and teacher Melvin Charney passed away this week at the age of 77.
 
Even if you feel like you don't know much about architecture or urban design, if you have spent much time in Montreal you have almost certainly come into contact with the work of Melvin Charney.
 
He designed the sculpture in Place Emilie-Gamelin, outside the Berri-UQAM metro. (pictured)

Charney also designed the sculpture garden at the Canadian Centre for Architecture and the Canadian Tribute to Human Rights in Ottawa.
 
phyllis_5.jpgPhyllis Lambert (pictured, left, photo by Carrie Haber) was a friend and colleague of Charney's.
 
She is the designer of the Segal Centre and  founder of the Canadian Centre for Architecture.
 
In fact, it was Phyllis Lambert who commissioned Charney to design the sculpture garden at the CAA.
 
Cinq à Six host Jeanette Kelly spoke with Phyllis Lambert about Melvin Charney's enduring influence on the urban design of the city. Listen to the interview:
 
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