9 of Moshe Safdie's magnificent masterpieces
We celebrate one of the world's most influential architects by opening his portfolio.
Moshe Safdie is a giant in architectural circles, and his buildings' designs are so groundbreaking that they, too, have made a name for themselves. It's no wonder, then, that the Israeli architect was given the Lifetime Achievement Award at this year's National Design Awards for his contribution to the American architectural landscape.
“The Lifetime Achievement Award is given in recognition of a distinguished individual who has made a profound and longterm contribution to the contemporary practice of design,” said Caroline Baumann, the director of the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum in New York, where the event was held.
Born in the coastal Mediterranean city of Haifa, Israel, Safdie has held teaching positions at various universities including Harvard and Yale, and leads an international architectural and urban-planning practice headquartered in Boston, with offices in Jerusalem, Toronto, Singapore and Shanghai. Now take a peek at some of the highlights of his long and illustrious career.
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts: Kansas City, Missouri
Because of the complexity of the design, the Kauffman Center took nearly five years to complete. It contains 40,000 square feet of glass and 25,000 cubic yards of concrete. (Photo: Gino Santa Maria / Shutterstock.com)
Crystal Bridges Museum of Modern Art: Bentonville, Arkansas
United States Institute of Peace Headquarters: Washington, D.C.
Skirball Cultural Center: Los Angeles, California
The Salt Lake City Public Library: Salt Lake City, Utah
ArtScience Museum; Singapore
Marina Bay Sands: Singapore
The Khalsa Heritage Memorial: Punjab, India
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