Moshe Safdie

Safdie Architects, Founder | Boston, United States

Moshe Safdie is an architect, urban planner, educator, theorist, and author. Embracing a comprehensive and humane design philosophy, Safdie is committed to architecture that supports and enhances a project’s program; is informed by the geographic, social, and cultural elements that define a place; and responds to human needs and aspirations.

Over a 50-year career, Safdie has explored the essential principles of socially responsible design with a distinct visual language. His projects include cultural, educational, and civic institutions; neighborhoods and public parks; housing; mixed-use urban centers and airports; and master plans throughout North and South America, the Middle-East and Asia.


Annual Conference, Keynote Speaker (Chicago 2019)

Annual Conference, Presenter (New York 2015)

Innovation Conference, Speaker (Chicago 2020)

Student Competition Second-Round Jury, Chair (2015)

CTBUH Initiatives


31 October 2019

Moshe Safdie, Founder at Safdie Architects, speaks at the 2019 CTBUH International Congress in Chicago on 31 October 2019.


11 October 2019

Moshe Safdie, Safdie Architects

With a career spanning back to the Habitat ’67 residential complex in Montréal, Moshe Safdie’s work has always evoked images of utopian science fiction, yet...


11 October 2019

On the 50th anniversary of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat’s founding, the CTBUH 10th World Congress returns to the Council’s home: Chicago....