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About Safdie Architects

Safdie Architects is an architecture and urban design studio imbued with a spirit of idealism and innovation. The practice is research-oriented and forward thinking, drawing upon a depth of experience to solve contemporary building challenges in imaginative and unexpected ways.

With intense personal involvement of Moshe Safdie and a core group of Principals, the practice operates in the model of an intimate design studio—yet with the resources, design intelligence, and agility to deliver some of the world’s largest and most complex commissions.

Active in a wide variety of project types, scales and sectors, their experience includes designing museums, cultural centers, libraries, housing, mixed-use developments, transportation centers and master plans in geographically and culturally-diverse places. The practice has its design headquarters in Boston with satellite offices in Jerusalem, Toronto, Shanghai and Singapore.

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Safdie Architects at CTBUH

Skybridges Research Team Visits Major Projects in China, Malaysia

31 Jul 2019, Event Report – Three researchers from the CTBUH Skybridges Research Team visited four key…

CTBUH Canada Tours Monde Condominiums

13 Mar 2019, Tour Report – CTBUH Canada hosted a construction tour of Monde Condominiums, a 44-story…

Jaron Lubin

Jaron Lubin

CTBUH Skybridges Research Project Steering Committee, 2019 – Present
Boston, United States

Moshe Safdie

Moshe Safdie

CTBUH Annual Conference, Keynote Speaker, 2019
Boston, United States

Jeffrey Huggins

Jeffrey Huggins

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2016
Boston, United States

CTBUH Leaders at Safdie Architects

Jaron Lubin

Jaron Lubin

CTBUH Skybridges Research Project Steering Committee, 2019 – Present
Boston, United States

Moshe Safdie

Moshe Safdie

CTBUH Annual Conference, Keynote Speaker, 2019
Boston, United States

Jeffrey Huggins

Jeffrey Huggins

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2016
Boston, United States

Christopher Mulvey

Christopher Mulvey

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2012

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CTBUH Resources Involving Safdie Architects

Award Winners & Award of Excellence Recipients

The CTBUH Awards recognize projects and individuals that have made extraordinary contributions to the advancement of tall buildings and the urban environment, and that achieve sustainability at the highest and broadest level.

Award of Excellence

The Garden City in Three Dimensions

31 Oct 2019 – CTBUH 2019 Chicago Congress
Moshe Safdie, Safdie Architects

The Evolution of the SkyPark Since Marina Bay Sands

21 Oct 2018 – Jaron Lubin, Safdie Architects

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Raffles City Chongqing Conservatory: Studies For a New Bridging Building Type

17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism
Jeffrey Huggins, Safdie Architects

Humanizing the Megascale

Feb 2016 – CTBUH Journal, 2016 Issue I
Jaron Lubin, Safdie Architects

Dense Urbanism: The High-Rise Tower as a Building Block for the Public Realm

26 Oct 2015 – Asia & Australasia: A Selection of Written Works on the World's Tall Building Forefront
Moshe Safdie & Jaron Lubin, Safdie Architects

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Videos

The Garden City in Three Dimensions
31 Oct 2019 – Presentation at CTBUH 2019 Chicago Congress; Moshe Safdie, Safdie Architects
Moshe Safdie, Founder at Safdie Architects, speaks at the 2019 CTBUH International Congress in Chicago on 31 October 2019.
The Evolution of the SkyPark Since Marina Bay Sands
21 Oct 2018 – Jaron Lubin, Safdie Architects
While bridging between tall buildings has been explored for many years, it was the Marina Bay Sands SkyPark in Singapore that elevated the approach to a ‘typology’. The SkyPark became a prominent showcase for the public to see and experience what the…
Raffles City Chongqing Conservatory: Studies For a New Bridging Building Type
17 Oct 2016 – Jeffrey Huggins, Safdie Architects
One of the outgrowths of dense vertical urbanism is the challenge of interconnecting tall buildings at multiple levels in the sky. In order to have the super-connected urban whole, pathways between the vertical nodes must be equally advanced along…
2015 New York Conference - Session 3a - Q&A
26 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
Moshe Safdie, Safdie Architects; Faudziah Ibrahim, KLCC Property Holdings Berhad; Samuel Luckino, Arquitectonica; and Peter Brannan, Arquitectonica, answer questions at the end of 2015 New York Conference Session 3a: Responding to Cultural Context.
Dense Urbanism: The High-Rise Tower as a Building Block for the Public Realm
26 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Moshe Safdie, Safdie Architects
Though the skyscraper has been with us for a century, we are yet to discover how to deploy it as an effective building block for contemporary urbanism. Before the age of towers, we could take for granted that buildings aggregated to create boulevards…
Interview: Moshe Safdie
26 Oct 2015 – 2015 New York Conference Interviews; Moshe Safdie, Safdie Architects
Moshe Safdie of Safdie Architects is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2015 CTBUH New York Conference at the Grand Hyatt New York. Moshe discusses about the design of skyscrapers.
For Everyone a Sky Garden
21 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Christopher Mulvey, Safdie Architects
Safdie Architects has developed principles for high-rise, mixed-use developments around the world, and specifically in Asia, where they build upon both past experience as well as a continued research practice within the office. Using five of the…

Papers/Research

Raffles City Chongqing Conservatory: Studies For a New Bridging Building Type
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Jeffrey Huggins, Safdie Architects
One of the outgrowths of dense vertical urbanism is the challenge of interconnecting tall buildings at multiple levels in the sky. In order to have the super-connected urban whole, pathways between the vertical nodes must be equally advanced along…
Humanizing the Megascale
Feb 2016 – CTBUH Journal, 2016 Issue I; Jaron Lubin, Safdie Architects
The principles set forth 48 years ago at the Montreal Expo 1967, embodied in the form of Habitat ’67, which proposed an entirely different kind of “modern tall housing project,” are now advanced in the 21st century in Singapore, with Sky Habitat. The…
Dense Urbanism: The High-Rise Tower as a Building Block for the Public Realm
26 Oct 2015 – Asia & Australasia: A Selection of Written Works on the World's Tall Building Forefront; Moshe Safdie & Jaron Lubin, Safdie Architects
Though the skyscraper has been with us for a century, we are yet to discover how to deploy it as an effective building block for contemporary urbanism. Before the age of towers, we could take for granted that buildings aggregated to create boulevards…
Raffles City Chongqing: A Skyscraper City within a Development
Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; Andrew Luong, Michael Kwok, Patrick McCafferty, & Penny Cheung, Arup
Raffles City Chongqing is a comprehensive mixed-use development with an overall gross floor area of approximately 1,100,000 square metres. The development encompasses a transportation hub, luxury residential, high end serviced apartments, offices,…
Perspectives on the Skyscraper City
Oct 2015 – CTBUH Journal, 2015 Issue IV; New York 2015 Conference Special
To commemorate the CTBUH 2015 International Conference, some of the most prominent voices in the New York tall building industry today – all of whom are speaking at the conference – offer their perspectives on the big issues that have emerged as the…
For Everyone a Sky Garden
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Jaron Lubin, Safdie Architects
A key principle of Moshe Safdie’s work over the last four decades has been to develop livable collective spaces within dense urban environments. This paper shares both technical breakthroughs and proposed conceptual frameworks for collective public…
Case Study: Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
22 Jan 2011 – CTBUH Journal, 2011 Issue I; Moshe Safdie, Safdie Architects
Marina Bay Sands is a high-density and mixed-use integrated resort complex which was conceived as a city microcosm rooted in Singapore’s culture, climate, and contemporary life, the project anchors Singapore’s waterfront, creating a gateway to…

Safdie Architects Tall Building Facts

150m+ Buildings 13 Completed
300m+ Buildings 2 Completed
Average Building Age 3 Years
Most Common Function mixed-use, 8 Buildings
Most Common Material Composite, 11 Buildings
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All building-related facts are for 150m+ buildings currently in the database.

Tall Buildings Involving Safdie Architects

The building list and facts show buildings involving Moshe Safdie and Associates, Safdie Architects