Mosh Safdie, Faia

May 24, 2016 davejansen

Mosh Safdie, Faia

Mosh Safdie, Faia

from Helsinki (Helsingfors), Uusimaa (Nyland) in Finland (Suomi)

  • 100 Properzi Way, Somerville, Massachusetts 02143 USA
  • Massachusetts 02143 USA
  • (+1)-617-629-2100
  • (+1)-617-629-2406


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Boston-based Moshe Safdie heads Moshe Safdie and Associates, and internationally renowned architecture and urban design firm with branch offices in Toronto and Jersalem. Beginning with Habitat '67, his seminal experimental housing project for Montreal's Expo, Safdie has contributed meaningfully to almost every building type: museums, libraries, performing arts centers, government buildings, airports, houses, and the realization of entire cities. Safdie has served as Director of Urban Design and Ian Woodner Professor of Architecture and Urban Design at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, in addition to teaching at various other universities. He is the author of several books on architecture and urban planning, most recently The City After the Automobile. Among Safdie's numerous awards and honorary degrees are the Companion Order of Canada and the Gold Medal of the Royal Canadian Institute of Architects. Significant works include th National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, the Exploration Place Science Center and Children's Museum in Wichita, Kansas; the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts; the Salt Lake City Main Public Library in Salt Lake City, Utah; and the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem, Israel.

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