Shaping the Public Realm
We create meaningful and vital public spaces that serve as catalysts for a vibrant public life in cities around the world.
Responding to the Essence of Place
Our buildings are rooted in the geographic and cultural vitality of their context.
Fitness to Purpose
Every element in each of our designs expresses and advances the building’s purpose.
Working with Nature and Resources
We design buildings that are sensitive to the climate, geography, and culture of their settings.
We find elegant solutions that are simultaneously visually intriguing and inherently rational.
Humanizing the Megascale
We have pioneered a new urban vision to enhance the quality of life for the rapidly densifying 21st century world.
Our buildings create communities, fostering engagement and connection not previously achievable in dense urban centers.
In response to President Biden’s $1.2 trillion infrastructure law, Moshe Safdie asserts that to achieve major, consequential projects, the U.S. must change its approach – particularly in three conspicuous ways. In a call-to-action, Safdie concludes: “Our future record on infrastructure will be a verdict on ourselves.”
Revisiting Moshe Safdie's 1971 Newsweek article, The Shape of Things to Come, Moshe Safdie and Jaron Lubin lead a Spring Option Studio for Harvard's Graduate School of Design that probes into the future of the urban environment. The studio explores the role of the architect to help shape the built environment towards solving the challenges of humanity.