Moshe Safdie

Moshe Safdie

Moshe Safdie is an architect, urban planner, educator, theorist and author. His designs aim to respond to the social, cultural and geographic elements of the spaces that his buildings occupy. His many projects include the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum and the Rabin Memorial Center in Jerusalem, the National Gallery of Canada, The Quebec Museum of Civilization, The U.S. Institute of Peace Headquarters in Washington, D.C., and the National Museum of the Sikh People in Punjab, India.

After immigrating to Canada from Haifa, Israel, Safdie received a degree in architecture from McGill University in 1961. His thesis gave rise to Habitat ’67, a groundbreaking housing project that constituted a major development in architectural history. Later moving his main offices to Boston, Safdie became Director of the Urban Design Program at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. Safdie has also written numerous articles and several books on the theory and practice of architecture.


Moshe Safdie - Scale, Complexity & Beauty in Architecture

With this Talk, renowned architect Moshe Safdie gave our audience insights into his use of materials...