York University alumna Candace Iron was recently named the 2017 winner of the Phyllis Lambert Prize for her doctoral dissertation on Canada’s architecture.
She was awarded a $1,500 scholarship for her work, which examined the church architecture of Canadian Henry Langley, according to a press release.
Iron, a partial-load professor at Humber College’s School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, received the honour at the 43rd conference of the Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada. She is also the author of numerous published articles on Canadian church architecture.
“Receiving the Phyllis Lambert Prize for the best doctoral dissertation on the topic of architecture in Canada is a true honour and quite a surprise,” Iron said in a statement. “I was very lucky to have a supportive dissertation committee in the humanities department at York and my supervisor, Malcolm Thurlby, in particular, was a constant source of advice and support throughout my Ph.D."
Iron said it's an honour to receive this prize.
“She is passionate about architecture and her reputation as a female architect, historian and heritage advocate is truly inspiring," Iron said. "I am very proud to receive an award that honours her name and her legacy."