Globalization: Specificity of Culture
Master Architect Moshe Safdie FAIA, will lead a lecture on Globalization: Specificity of Culture. Mr Safdie is the American Instiitute of Architects 2015 Gold Medal Recipient, the highest honor bestowed on an architect each year, and presented at the AIA Annual Convention. After the event, there will be a reception and book signing of Mr. Safdie’s new book
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ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Moshe Safdie is an architect, urban planner, educator, theorist, and author. Embracing a comprehnsive and humane design philosophy, Safdie is committed to architecture that supports and enhances a project's program; that is informed by the geographic, social, and cultural elements that define a place; and that responds to human needs and aspirations. Safdie has completed a wide range of projects, such as cultural, educational, and civic institutions; neighborhoods and public parks; mixed use urban centers and airports; and master plans for existing communities and entirely new cities around the world. Moshe Safdie was born in Haifa, Israel, in 1938. Educated in Israel during the formative years of the state, he moved to Canada with his family as a teenager, and eventually graduated from McGill University in 1961 with a degree in architecture. After apprenticing with Louis I. Kahn in Philadelphia, he returned to Montreal, taking charge of the master plan for the 1967 World's Fair (Expo '67); he also realized an adaptation of his graduation thesis as Habitat '67, the central feature of the exhibition. Habitat, which opened in 1967, soon became one of the lasting 20th-century icons of utopian urban living.