Designed by world-renowned architect, Moshe Safdie is also
an urban planner, educator, theorist, and author. Over a
celebrated 50-year career, Safdie has explored the essential
principles of socially responsible design with a distinct
Safdie’s global practice includes projects in North and
South America, the Middle East, the developing world and
throughout Asia and Australia. Many projects become beloved
regional and national landmarks, including Crystal Bridges
Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas; Marina Bay
Sands Integrated Resort and Jewel Changi Airport, Singapore.
His honours include the Companion of the Order of Canada,
the Gold Medal from both the Royal Architectural Institute
of Canada and the American Institute of Architects, la
Medaille du Merite from the Order of Architects of Quebec,
Canada, and Israel’s Rechter Prize.
Moshe Safdie has been named the 2019 Wolf Prize Laureate
in Architecture by the International Wolf Foundation. The
Wolf Prize is considered the second most important in the
world after the Nobel Prize. It is also Israel’s most
distinctive international award, bestowed upon luminaries
for their accomplishments in advancing science and art for
the benefit of humanity.