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Moshe Safdie

Architect

Moshe SAFDIE, architect. Medal (Canada) 1961; Medal for Architecture (Canada) 1969; Award (U; Award (U; Award in Urban Design (U; Order of Architects of Que. Royal Architectural Institute Canada, Order of Architects of Que., Ontario Association Architects.

Background

Safdie, Moshe was born on July 14, 1938 in Haifa, Israel. Son of Leon and Rachael Esses.

Education

Bachelor of Architecture, McGill University, 1961. Doctor of Laws (honorary), 1982. Doctor of Science (honorary), Laval University, 1988.

Doctor of Fine Arts (honorary), University Victoria, 1989.

Career

With H.P.D. Van Ginkel, architect, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 1961-1962, then Louis I. Kahn, Philadelphia, 1962-1963. Associate David, Barrott and Boulva, Montreal, 1964. Private practice, since 1964, Jerusalem, since 1970.

Private practice (principal office), Boston, since 1978. Private practice, Toronto, since 1985. Ian Woodner Studio professor architecture and urban design Harvard University Graduate School Design, 1984-1989.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Principal works include Tomb of Yitzhak Rabin, Jerusalem, Mamilla Hilton Hotel, Jerusalem, Skirball Museum and Cultural Center, Los Angeles, Ford Center for Performing Arts, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Library. Square, Vancouver, Ottawa City Hall, Ontario, Rosovsky Harvard-Radcliffe Hillel, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Elwyn Rehabilitation Center, Tel Aviv, Neve Ofer Center, Tel Aviv, Harvard Business School Morgan Hall and '59 Chapel, Cambridge, Esplanade Apartments, Cambridge, Musee des Beaux Arts, Montreal, National Gallery Canada, Ottawa, Colegio Hebreo Maguen David, Mexico City, Musee de la Civilisation, Quebec, Cambridge Center, Ardmore Habitat Apartments, Singapore, Kibbutz Idmit (Israel) Housing, Callahan Residence, Birmingham, Alabama, Hebrew Union College, Jerusalem, Yad Vashem Transport and Children's Memorial, Jerusalem, Hosh District Restoration, Jerusalem, Coldspring New Town, Baltimore, Block 38 Housing, Jerusalem, Yeshiva Porat Yosef, Jerusalem, Habitat '67, Montreal.

Membership

Fellow American Institute of Architects, Royal Institute Architects Canada (Gold Medal 1995). Member Order of Canada, Order Architects Province Quebec, Ontario Association Architects.

Connections

Married Nina Nusynowicz, September 6, 1959 (divorced 1981). Children: Taal, Oren. Married Michal Ronnen, June 7, 1981.

Children: Carmelle, Yasmin.

father:
Leon Esses

mother:
Rachael Esses

spouse:
Nina Nusynowicz

spouse:
Michal Ronnen

child:
Taal Safdie

child:
Oren Safdie

child:
Carmelle Safdie

child:
Yasmin Safdie