2015 AIA Gold Medal Awarded to Moshe Safdie, FAIA


The Board of Directors of the American Institute of Architects has awarded the 2015 AIA Gold Medal to Moshe Safdie, FAIA.

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Safdie Architects to Design Mixed-Use Complex in Chongqing, China


Safdie Architects has been chosen to design a 10-million-square-foot mixed-use complex in Chongqing.

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Safdie Architects to Design Tallest ResidentialBuilding in Colombo


Safdie Architects has been selected to design a new mixed-use development in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The project will be the first for Moshe Safdie in Sri Lanka, and is slated to be the tallest residential building in Colombo when it is completed.

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Moshe Safdie and CapitaLand Break Ground in Chongqing


Architect Moshe Safdie and CapitaLand developers broke ground today for the 10 million-square-foot mixed-use Raffles City Chongqing development that will become a new landmark for Chongqing, China.

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Safdie Architects Unveils Design at Monash University


Safdie Architects revealed the design for a new Music Conservatorium for Monash University in Melbourne—the largest university in Australia. The new building, located on the university’s Clayton campus, will enable the University to expand its already vibrant and successful music program.

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Safdie Architects Appointed to Design Iconic New Development at Singapore Changi Airport


Safdie Architects has been appointed to design a major new addition to Singapore's Changi Airport. The new development, known as Jewel Changi Airport, will create a public gathering space for Singaporeans and international travelers and establish a new model for airports as discrete destinations.

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Safdie Architects to Design National Medal of Honor Museum


Following a national search, the National Medal of Honor Foundation has selected Safdie Architects to develop the design for its new museum and education center at Patriots Point in Mount Pleaant, South Carolina.

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Skirball Cultural Center Completed, Global Citizen Opens


The Skirball Cultural Center, designed by Moshe Safdie, opens the fourth and final phase of its campus in October 2013, completing a 30-year Master Plan. The completion of the campus coincides with the opening of the exhibition "Global Citizen: The Architecture of Moshe Safdie," which opens at the Center on October 22, 2013.

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Global Citizen exhibition makes U.S. Premiere


"Global Citizen: The Architecture of Moshe Safdie" will have its U.S. premiere at the Safdie-designed Skirball Cultural Center beginning in October 2013. The exhibition coincides with the completion of the Skirball’s campus, fulfilling an extraordinary 30-year partnership between Safdie Architects and the Skirball, one of the nation’s premier Jewish cultural institutions and Safdie’s first cultural project in the U.S.

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Though the skyscraper has been with us for a century, we are yet to discover how to deploy it as an effective building block for contemporary urbanism. Planning, zoning and urban design have not provided the tools to accommodate and regulate the great inter-dependency of towers in the city, the impact on light and view on each other and their surroundings. The challenge going forward is to recognize that towers are highly interdependent and require new planning tools to resolve their relationship. Moreover, their impact, as they collide with the ground, with or without podiums, is enormous. Only powerful concepts for how earth meets tower can begin to bring about an urbanism in which the public realm is continuous, truly public, and possesses the appropriate environmental conditions. Safdie Architects announces a call for submissions for the 2015 Research Fellowship Program. Please visit our Fellowships or Employment pages for more information.

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Khalsa Heritage Centre inaugurated November 25, 2011


The Khalsa Heritage Centre, a new museum of the Sikh people located in the holy town of Anandpur Sahib, in Punjab, India, is dedicated to the nation by Sardar Parkash Singh Badal, the Honorable Chief Minister of Punjab, in a ceremony on November 25, 2011.

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Marina Bay Sands receives Singapore's President's Design Award


Marina Bay Sands has been given the honor of "Design of the Year" at this year's President's Design Award in Singapore. The President’s Design Award is Singapore’s most prestigious design accolade. It recognizes excellence across all design disciplines, including advertising design and visual communications, architecture and urban design, fashion design, furniture design, interior design, landscape design, product and industrial design.

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Architectural Leaders Join Frank Gehry


Gehry Technologies (GT), a global leader in applying technology to building industry challenges, has announced that Co-founder and Chairman Frank Gehry has brought together the world’s most distinguished architects and designers, including Moshe Safdie, to form a strategic alliance furthering his vision to transform the building industry and the practice of design.

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Crystal Pavilions Open; Bishan Design Unveiled


Marina Bay Sands in Singapore celebrates its completion after only four years with the opening September 18 and September 22 of the two Crystal Pavilions. Also in Singapore, the design for the Bishan residential project is unveiled.

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Safdie Architects to Open Four Major Projects


Four major projects designed by the architect and planner Moshe Safdie—including a performing arts center, a headquarters for a federal institute, and two museums—will be completed and open to the public within the span of two months this fall.

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Bishan Central Condominium


CapitaLand Residential Singapore has appointed renowned international architect Moshe Safdie as the lead designer for its condominium at Bishan Central.

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ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands Opens February 2011


First Museum to Focus on the Dynamic Relationship between Art and Science

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5 Major Projects by Moshe Safdie to Open 2011-2012


Five major projects designed by Moshe Safdie—including an urban district, a civic institution, two museums and a performing arts center—will be completed and open to the public in 2011-12.

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Safdie Architects selected to design Golden Dream Bay Residential and Retail Complex in Qinhuangdao, China

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Global Citizen: The Architecture of Moshe Safdie


Global Citizen: The Architecture of Moshe Safdie, an unprecedented exploration of the renowned architect’s work and philosophy, will premiere at the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa on October 6, 2010 and subsequently tour to Chicago, Los Angeles, and Bentonville, Arkansas.

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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.

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Waterfront Toronto Unveils Details


Toronto City Council has approved the sale of a parcel of waterfront land to the Great Gulf Group of Companies for the first private sector development in the emerging East Bayfront neighbourhood.

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Art Path at Marina Bay Sands


Marina Bay Sands today launched the Marina Bay Sands Art Path, an impressive collection of large-scale art installations by internationally renowned artists.

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Habitat 67 Classified a Historical Monument


Christine St-Pierre, Minister of Culture, Communications and the Status of Women, today announced the classification of Habitat 67 as a historic monument. Units 1011 and 1012, which are owned by architect and designer Moshe Safdie, were also classified. Mr. Safdie was present at the announcement.

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