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’’Cezar’s professional activity combined architecture and urbanism, as he believed these two sides of his work were inseparable. Commencing with his first years after faculty graduation, from 1952 to the earthquake in 1977, he designed and executed an important number of plans and systematization details throughout the country. He not only had the strength to work hard, but also had the ability to create a cheerful and relaxed atmosphere, surrounding himself with architects, artists, and students. He loved to make the most of every moment, until political and, implicitly, professional aberrations undermined him and, towards the end of his life, determined him to retreat into a silent disgruntlement. Throughout his career, Cezar believed in and followed several craftsman’s principles: build at a reasonable price, as well as possible, and on time; respect the client’s desire and needs, and work in a team using all its creative power, while remaining responsible for the outcome. He succeeded, whenever he could, in innovating and bringing his clients innovative projects, aesthetically speaking, that were also achievable in the given context. These principles brought him both recognition, and at times, criticism. He would rather do his best for his profession than become a dissident, whose speech would have been more prominent, but whose achievements might have never existed.” (Arch. Răzvan Lăzărescu, Cezar Lăzărescu’s son, who settled in Paris)