Safdie Architects

Safdie Architects is an architecture and urban design studio imbued with a spirit of idealism and innovation. The practice is research-oriented and forward thinking, drawing upon a depth of experience to solve contemporary building challenges in imaginative and unexpected ways. 

The studio was established by Moshe Safdie in 1964 to realize Habitat ’67, his visionary proposal for the World Expo in Montreal, the underlying humanistic principles of which continue to guide the work.With intense personal involvement of Moshe and the core group of Principals, the practice operates in the model of a design studio environment - yet with the resources, design intelligence, and nimble organization to deliver some of the world’s largest and most complex commissions. 

Safdie Architects is active in a wide variety of project types, scales and sectors, designing museums, cultural centers, libraries, housing, mixed-use developments, transportation centers and master plans in geographically and culturally-diverse places. The studio’s projects around the world have become beloved resources and symbols of their communities as well as regional and national landmarks. 

The practice has its design headquarters in Boston with offices in Jerusalem, Toronto, Shanghai and Singapore. 

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Published in Practice on July 13, 1967