Moshe Safdie

Moshe Safdie, CC, FAIA (born July 14, 1938) is an architect and urban designer. He was born in the city of Haifa, British Mandate for Palestine. He moved with his family to Montreal, Canada when he was 15 years old.

Architectural projects
Moshe Safdie’s works are known for their dramatic curves, arrays of simple geometric patterns, and usage of windows and open spaces.

Khalsa Heritage Memorial Complex, Anandpur Sahib, Punjab, India
Habitat 67 at Expo 67 World’s Fair, Montreal, Quebec
Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, California
Telfair Museum of Art, Jepson Center for the Arts, Savannah, Georgia
The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario
City plan for the city of Modi’in, Israel
Former Ottawa City Hall, Ottawa, Ontario
Several major buildings, including the new central museum, opened 2005, at Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, Israel
Hebrew Union College, first phase and Merkaz Shimshon expansion, Jerusalem, Israel
Mamilla Centre and David’s Village, Jerusalem, Israel
Vancouver Library Square, Vancouver, British Columbia
The Centre in Vancouver for the Performing Arts, Vancouver, British Columbia
Main Branch of the Salt Lake City Public Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
Airside building of Terminal 3, Ben Gurion International Airport, Israel
Marina Bay Sands, Singapore’s first integrated resort and casino
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City, Missouri
West Edge, Kansas City, Missouri
Terminal 1, Toronto Pearson International Airport, with Skidmore Owings Merrill
The Class of 1959 Chapel, Harvard Business School, Cambridge, Massachusetts
The Grave of Yitzhak and Leah Rabin
The campus of Hebrew College in Newton, Massachusetts
The Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
The 2003, $190+ million redesign of the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts
Eleanor Roosevelt College campus, UC San Diego
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art (scheduled to open in 2010)
United States Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C. (under construction for completion in 2010)
The Exploration Place Science Museum in Wichita, Kansas
Coldspring New Town, Baltimore, Maryland
Headquarters for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), Washington, D.C.



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