FROM THE ARCHIVE: Moshe Safdie has had a storied career as an architect. He has not only seen enormous changes but also played a role in making them happen. His pursuit for “inherent buildability”, rather than a one-aesthetic-fits-all model, defines his creations.
It wasn’t until Oren Safdie decided to become an architect that he discovered what he wanted to be—a playwright.
The notion that great minds think alike does not apply to this selection of architects and designers. As we bring our 15th anniversary celebration to a close this week, we revisit the people, and stories, behind the spaces we’ve featured over the years.
Israeli-born, Canadian-raised, and Boston-based architect Moshe Safdie has built dozens of celebrated buildings. The connecting thread of such a diverse array of projects is what the practitioner calls “inherent buildability.”
Esteemed architect Moshe Safdie has left his mark worldwide. From his debut at Expo 67 in Montreal, Quebec, to projects like the Yad Vashem Holocaust History Museum in Jerusalem, Safdie has built himself a resumé as varied as it is accomplished.