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.
The event celebrates the debut of Safdie’s memoir, If Walls Could Speak: My Life in Architecture. Safdie is joined by Sam Lubell, executive editor of Metropolis Magazine, for a conversation that charts Safdie’s over 50-year-career and his vision for the role architecture can and should play in society at large.