McGill Archive

The Safdie Archive, donated to McGill University in 1990, is one of the most extensive individual collections of architectural documentation in Canada. It is held within the Canadian Architectural Collection (CAC) which is the archival unit of the McGill's Blackader-Lauterman Library of Architecture and Art. The archive, which documents the progression of Safdie's career from his first unpublished university papers and design projects through the current work being produced by his architectural practice, contains in excess of 250,000 drawings, 150 sketchbooks, hundreds of physical models and thousands of linear meters of project files, slides, photographs and presentation boards. In 1993, the CAC was the recipient of a research grant to catalogue the extensive holdings of the Safdie Archive. The result of the grant was the publication in 1996 of the award winning Moshe Safdie: Buildings and Projects, 1967-1992.

McGill Archive Website