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.
Safdie Architects Unveils Expansion for Crystal Bridges Museum. "The museum, with its renowned art collection, will be expanded to include two new galleries, a dedicated community floor, a new bridge, café and circular event plaza outside. Around 100,000 square feet will be added to the current 200,000-square-foot facilities, as well as more courtyards, promenades and gardens."
"And Safdie doesn't seem to be just building "soulful" buildings, the elite team behind him is built by him. Over the years, Safdie has long supported and developed a number of like-spirited teammates, but the team does not just follow Safdie's design principles, but sincerely believes in the value of those principles. A few years ago, Safdie set up a partnership for the firm, which now has seven partners. Most partners in their 40s have been with the company for nearly 20 years."