Moshe Safdie's address to the 2015 AIA Convention
The 2015 AIA Gold Medal was conferred to Moshe Safdie, FAIA, on 14 May 2015. Here is the text of his remarks on the occasion.
Beyond Habitat: Interview with Moshe Safdie
Architectural Record editor in chief Cathleen McGuigan interviews this year's AIA Gold Medal-winner, Moshe Safdie, about his projects, design process, global practice, and shirts.
Sunday Review Download: Moshe Safdie
New York Times
Kate Murphy of the New York Times talks with Moshe Safdie about what interests him today in literature, music, film and other pursuits.
Conversation: Citizen of the World
The theme of the 2014 Winter edition of ArchitectureBoston is "Global." Editor Renée Loth speaks with Moshe Safdie about the global role and reach of architecture.
Water & Light: Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
Tribeza editor Paula Disbrowe visits Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, and reports back on the architecture and art of the museum and the region. She also sits down with Moshe Safdie for a Q&A about his life, work, and the architecture of Crystal Bridges.
Hidden spaces: The Class of 1959 Chapel at HBS
The Harvard Gazette visits the Harvard Business School Class of 1959 Chapel and speaks with Agni Thurner, Manager of Executive Education Building Services, about the garden and sanctuary.
The Architecture of Moshe Safdie: A Man of the World
CBS Sunday Morning
Martha Teischner visits with Moshe Safdie in his Boston office to talk about his life, work and design philosophy. The segment was filmed at locations including Habitat ’67 in Montreal, the Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort in Singapore, and the United States Institute of Peace in Washington, DC.
Kauffman Center is named one of the world's 15 most spectacular concert halls
The Kansas City Star
The Kansas City Star reports on Hamburg-based Emporis, manager of a worldwide construction and real estate database, which recently named the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts one of the fifteen most spectacular concert halls in the world.
Art Makes You Smart
The New York Times
Using Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art as the site of a social science experiment, researchers from the University of Arkansas and Rice University have shown a strong correlation between art education and a range of desirable outcomes.
Moshe Safdie - Global Citizen
Christopher Hume visits the Somerville, MA, office to interview Moshe Safdie about his life and work.
Katya Tylevich visits the Skirball Cultural Center to view the Moshe Safdie exhibition, currently on display through 2 March 2014. She talks with the architect about his work, which has spanned the globe for almost half a century.
World's best airport plans to get even better
The government of Singapore has announced plans for the expansion of Changi Airport, including the Safdie Architects-designed mixed-use facility known as "Project Jewel."
Yad Vashem listed among world's Top 25 Museums by Trip Advisor
The Times of Israel
Yad Vahsem Holocaust Museum has won Trip Advisor’s Traveler’s Choice® 2013 award, placing fourth in the category Top 25 Museums in the World. Yad Vashem is also listed as the #1 tourist destination in Jerusalem.
Happy birthday: Salt Lake City’s Main Library turns 10
The Salt Lake Tribune
The Salt Lake Tribune reviews the Salt Lake City Main Public Library and its impact on the city ten years after its completion.
A Look Back at Habitat ’67 with Moshe Safdie
Dwell Editor-in-Chief Amanda Dameron interviews Moshe Safdie about his design for Habitat ’67 and subsequent prefabricated housing projects.
A special magazine feature for The Age takes a closer look at the new design for the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music building at Monash University.
Design vision for sustainable future
Moshe Safdie is interviewed by The Age about architecture, sustainability, and his new design for the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music at Monash University in Melbourne.
A Humble Architect
Witold Rybczynski reviews the architecture of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas.
2012 Design Awards
The United States Institute of Peace and the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts have both received AL Light & Architecture Design Awards for Outstanding Achievement.
Archaeology Quarter construction begins
The Jerusalem Post
Construction has begun on the new National Archaeology Quarter, located next to the Israel Museum in western Jerusalem.
What is the Landmark of Marina Bay?
Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort is featured several times throughout A+U’s issue 501 featuring “Singapore: Capital City for Vertical Green.”
Habitat for Harmony
Moshe Safdie sits down with John Heilpern to discuss architecture, theory, and the state of the profession.
World Renowned Architect Moshe Safdie Selected to Design Tallest Residential Building in Colombo
Lanka Business Today
Indocean Developers Private Ltd, a company of South City Projects Ltd., will develop a Safdie-designed residential project in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
MBS Awarded Green Mark Gold Award for Eco-friendly Practices
The Building and Construction Authority has awarded integrated resort Marina Bay Sands (MBS) the Green Mark Gold Award for its eco-friendly practices.
Crystal Bridges opens its art to the heartland
Huff Post Travel
Chuck Bartles visits the new Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas, and offers a review of both its art and architecture.
Crystal Bridges Museum - Safdie in Arkansas
Michael Cockram speaks with Moshe Safdie about the design of the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, as well as project engineers and museum curators, in this review of the recently opened project in Bentonville.
Israeli Architecture with Eastern Promise
Noam Dvir interviews Moshe Safdie about his current work, and especially his many recent and ongoing projects in Asia.
How a New Museum is Changing Everything in Small-Town Arkansas
Huff Post Travel
Paul Brady discusses the positive impact that the new Crystal Bridges Museum of American is having on its hometown of Bentonville, Arkansas.
Arts Center Reflects a New Dawn on the Prairie
The New York Times
New York Times music critic Zachary Woolfe reviews the recently-opened Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, Missouri.
A Hinterland Beauty
A review of the architecture and art of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.
Wal-Mart Heiress Brings Art Museum to the Ozarks
National Public Radio
Elizabeth Blair speaks with Moshe Safdie about the design of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, and interviews Bentonville, Arkansas, residents, as well as museum director Don Bacigalupi, about the importance of Crystal Bridges to the Ozarks region.
Art in the Ozarks
The Wall Street Journal
Holly Finn reviews the architecture and collection of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.
Spotlight on Design: Moshe Safdie
National Building Museum
In the lecture "Symbols in the Public Realm," at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC, on October 11, Moshe Safdie explored the creation of vital public spaces, capturing the essence of place, and building with a purpose through recent and upcoming projects, including the United States Institute of Peace.
Wal-Mart Heiress, Warhol Dolly Parton, and Crystal Bridges
James Russell reviews the architecture and collection of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.
A Permanent Home for Peace
Moshe Safdie’s United States Institute of Peace opens on the National Mall’s last buildable lot.
First Look: Moshe Safdie’s Crystal Bridges Museum
Weeks before its grand opening, Safdie gives a behind-the-scenes tour of Alice Walton’s museum of American art.
Architect Safdie Makes Sure Everything Stays Up to Date in Kansas City
Moshe Safdie and Jeffrey Brown discuss the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, the moral purpose of architecture, and the need for a building to reflect the cultural essence of its location while remaining timeless.
Amid So Much War, How Do You Design A New U.S. Peace Center?
Moshe Safdie, the designer of the new United States Institute of Peace, discusses the challenges of designing a would-be icon of peace in a time of war.
In Kansas City, an Arts Center Makes a Debut
New York Times
The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, a $326 million concrete-and-glass building designed by Moshe Safdie, opens September 16, 2011.
Moshe Safdie with Charlie Rose
Charlie Rose Show (PBS)
Moshe Safdie and Charlie Rose discuss the challenges facing contemporary architecture, as well as individual projects and the thinking behind them.
Walton-backed Museum Sends Ripples Across USA
Strip malls and office parks line the landscape of this northwest Arkansas city at the foot of the Ozark Mountains.
Inside the Box
Habitat 67 is Montreal's iconic residential housing complex that looks like a precarious pile of concrete boxes spread over a landfill site on the outskirts of downtown Montreal.
The New Yorker
A Walmart heiress builds a museum in the Ozarks.
Viewpoint: What Makes an Ideal City?
No idea is more elusive and tantalising than what makes the ideal city.
A Billionaire's Eye for Art Shapes Her Singular Museum
The New York Times
The era of the world-class museum built by a single philanthropist in the tradition of Isabella Stewart Gardner, John Pierpont Morgan Jr. and Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney may seem to have passed, but Alice L. Walton is bringing it back.
Designing for Dignity
The Christian Science Monitor
It may be the Chinese Year of the Rabbit, but 2011 is a bullish year for world-renowned architect Moshe Safdie, whose audacious creations are more jaw-dropping than flop-eared.
Architecture & Culture (Korea)
For the promontory at Marina Bay, the centerpiece of downtown Singapore, the Government of Singapore mandated an iconic cultural building.
In Conversation with Moshe Safdie
Elle Decor (India)
Constantly redefining and reconfiguring the rules of design, he's the vanguard of its changing face, while keenly shaping the its future with projects around the globe.
Architecture in Bloom: Singapore's ArtScience Museum
Singapore's newest museum doesn't dwell on the alleged dichotomy between art and science.
"In architecture, the idea of imposing a signature style - be it in Barcelona or Nigeria - has become a very powerful force," says Moshe Safdie, founder of the Boston-based firm Safdie Architects, "and I just never felt part of it," he admits.
15 Minutes With… Moshe Safdie, Master Architect of Marina Bay Sands
Chatting to Moshe Safdie, the master architect of Marina Bay Sands, is an exercise in intellectual humility.
ArtScience Museum In Singapore
The design of the Museum is composed of two principle parts.
Moshe Safdie, architect and global citizen
Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Had Moshe Safdie become a farmer, some of the most striking buildings on the planet might never have been built.
ArtScience Museum Designed by Architect Moshe Safdie Opens at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore
The ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands, conceptualized and designed by architect Moshe Safdie as the first museum dedicated to the dynamic interplay between art and science, will open to the public on February 19, 2011.
Bloom on the Bay
The Straits Times
The top-heavy ArtScience Museum, which looks like an 'upside-down' building, was a challenge to build.
The Welcoming Hand of Singapore
World Architecture News
Lotus-inspired ArtScience Museum to open at Marina Bay Sands complex in Singapore.
Safdie Architects among Tender Creative's Top 10 Most Innovative Architecture Firms
Studio Visit - Moshe Safdie and Associates
The Architect's Newspaper
In 1971, Moshe Safdie was one of the most famous architects in the world. He was only 33, but his face appeared on the cover of Newsweek as the designer of Habitat for he 1967 World Expo in Montreal.
Eleanor Roosevelt College
The Eleanor Roosevelt College, an undergraduate campus at University of California San Diego, creates a home for a college which had previously been spread throughout the campus, lacking a cohesive unity.
Things are looking up-in some cases, way up-when it comes to the latest wave of hotel design in the megacities of Shanghai, Bangkok, Hong Kong and Singapore.
Marina Bay Sands - Singapore
Leading a team of interior designers, with contributions from firms such as CL3, Rockwell Group and Hirsch Bedner, acclaimed architect Moshe Safdie has conceived an iconic structure that will surely come to define modern Singapore.
Marina Bay Sands
The architect’s Boston-area firm has five large-scale projects scheduled for completion this year...the Marina Bay Sands resort in Singapore is one of the most ambitious...
Case Study: Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
While a skyscraper can be defined as a tower that primarily stands out for being tall, Marina Bay Sands is an example of a new and yet nameless type of tall building.
10 Best Architectural Moments 2001-2010
The Huffington Post
With the year and the decade soon ending, we're dedicating this final Design Thursday in 2010 to an assessment of the best architecture and interiors of the decade (2001-2010), and likewise providing some thoughts on what you can expect in 2011 and soon thereafter.
A Building That Will Earn $1 Billion a Year, Built in Just Five
Fast Company's Co.Design
There's a lot to be said for an economy where pesky barriers like democracy don't block the way for major real estate deals.
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City is taking shape
The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts is a new center for music, opera, theater, and dance set to open in downtown Kansas City, Missouri in September 2011.
With his U.S. Institute of Peace set to open in Washington, Israeli-born Moshe Safdie takes his place among the world’s leading architects.
In the gallery he created, a new show explains why this global citizen is a national treasure.
Tall Buildings in Numbers
Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
Includes records of the tallest buildings/structures according to function and structural material, the highest spaces according to function, and some lesser-known titles such as the world’s tallest timber building, tallest religious buildings, highest swimming pool, etc.
Marina Bay Sands / Safdie Architects
Architects: Safdie Architects Location: Singapore, Singapore Project Director: Moshe Safdie
Marina Bay Sands Opens Long-Awaited SkyPark
World Architecture News
This Thursday saw part of Singapore’s newest mixed use development opened to the public in an extravagant ceremony across one of the world’s largest observation decks.
Marina Bay Sands Skypark Opens
Earlier this year, designboom visited the marina bay sands while it was still under construction.
Architect says MBS was an Impossible Schedule
The architect behind Singapore’s second integrated resort said building it within four years was an "impossible schedule". But he is pleased with the results of the iconic structure, describing Marina Bay Sands (MBS) as his "most ambitious urban project."
Marina Bay Sands Opens
Marina Bay Sands, a $5 billion, high-density, mixed-use integrated resort that brings together a 2,560-room hotel, convention center, shopping and dining, theaters, museum, and a casino, opened to the public on June 23, 2010.
Moshe Safdie’s Latest Triumph, in Singapore, Opens
Canadian architect Moshe Safdie’s latest project, the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, a 38-acre waterfront development that includes a luxury hotel, mixed-use resort, theatres and a waterfront plaza, opens today.
CTBUH 2010 Best Tall Building Awards
Marina Bay Sands has been recognized as a finalist in the CTBUH 2010 Best Tall Building awards for the Asia & Australasia region.
World Renowned Architect Brings Art to Marina Bay
The brainchild behind Singapore's iconic structure Marina Bay Sands was in town recently for the opening ceremony of the integrated resorts on April 27. World renowned architect Moshe Safdie also launched the Marina Bay Sands Art Path a day after the opening.
Singapore Opens World's Second Most Expensive Casino
Sydney Morning Herald
Singapore threw open the doors of its second casino on Tuesday as part of a $US 5.5 billion complex built by US gaming giant Las Vegas Sands.
Moshe Safdie will give the Druker Lecture at the Boston Public Library
Moshe Safdie will give the Druker Lecture Celebrating Design and Architecture at the Boston Public Library on 8 May 2010 at 3 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
Libraries Come Alive
National Geographic Traveler
Perhaps you still have that last century idea of libraries, whisper-quiet and offering little beyond books. But libraries are changing.
Opening of Marina Bay Sands
The New York Times
Singapore isn’t exactly lacking for high-end lodging, but the Las Vegas Sands hopes to top them all with its new Marina Bay Sands Resort, which features a dizzying array of luxury offerings.
Towards an Ecological Urban Intentionally
In recent years, architectural and urban development has undergone a significant ideological and formal transformation, bringing a decisive change to approaches to design, and affirming a new interest in the development of a continually more ecological and sustainable urban intentionality of the project.
Safdie Delivers Treatise on the Future of Architecture & Urbanization
AIA New York reports on the lecture given by Moshe Safdie at the Center of Architecture. Frederic Schwartz interviews Safdie following the lecture.
Moshe Safdie talks to Architect Magazine about our research fellowship program.
Human Rights Center Proposed for Philadelphia
The Philadelphia Inquirer
The Philadelphia Holocaust Remembrance Foundation has commissioned Moshe Safdie and Associates to design a new Center for Human Rights Education.
The Design Observer
Sarah Williams Goldhagen has written an article on Moshe Safdie for the Design Observer.
Modi'in New Town: Israel
Urban Design Magazine
It is fascinating to witness the embryonic ideas of Habitat reaching fruition in Safdie’s program for the city of Modi’in, a potent precedent for 21st century urban design housing development.
Moshe Safdie’s Design for Parkside Called “A Crucial Step”
The Globe and Mail
The regeneration of Toronto's desolate industrial shoreline took another bold step forward last week, when Waterfront Toronto, the crown corporation overseeing the transformation, unveiled its first private sector development in the 55-acre East Bayfront district.
US Federal Courthouse in Springfield Makes WAN Civic Building Award Shortlist
World Architecture News
The WAN AWARDS Civic sector attracted the biggest number of entries yet, outstripping both Education and Healthcare. As would be expected, the variety of projects was immense, from a booth in Times Square to a vast exhibition centre in China.
Habitat 67 Named Historic Monument by the Minister of Culture for Quebec
What started as a student project more than four decades ago has now been designated a heritage site by the Quebec government.