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Moshe Safdie


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.


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


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.


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.


  • 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.


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


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

Children: Carmelle, Yasmin.

Leon Esses

Rachael Esses

Nina Nusynowicz

Michal Ronnen

Taal Safdie

Oren Safdie

Carmelle Safdie

Yasmin Safdie