CTBUH Silver Member

Safdie Architects

About

Member Since: 2014

Member Offices: Somerville

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.

Fields of Expertise

Architecture; Interior Design; Urban Design

Membership details

Membership Level

Silver

Member Since

2014

Member Offices

  • Somerville

Buildings

Rank
Name
Status

Completed

Architecturally Topped Out

Structurally Topped Out

Under Construction

On Hold

Never Completed

Proposed

Vision

Demolished

Competition Entry

Canceled

Proposed Renovation

Under Renovation

Renovated

Under Demolition

Height

1

Raffles City Chongqing T3N

354.5 m / 1,163 ft

2

Raffles City Chongqing T4N

354.5 m / 1,163 ft

3

Raffles City Chongqing T5

255.6 m / 839 ft

4

Raffles City Chongqing T2

255.6 m / 839 ft

5

Raffles City Chongqing T4S

255.6 m / 839 ft

6

Raffles City Chongqing T3S

255.6 m / 839 ft

7

Altair

240 m / 787 ft

8

Raffles City Chongqing T1

234.5 m / 769 ft

9

Raffles City Chongqing T6

234.5 m / 769 ft

10

Marina Bay Sands Hotel Tower 1

206.9 m / 679 ft

Awards

Sky Habitat

Award of Excellence: Sky Habitat

Best Tall Building Asia & Australasia 2016

Ctbuh Leaders

Jaron Lubin

Jaron Lubin

CTBUH Skybridges Research Project Steering Committee, 2019 – Present

Boston

Moshe Safdie

Moshe Safdie

CTBUH Annual Conference, Keynote Speaker, 2019

Boston

Jeffrey Huggins

Jeffrey Huggins

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2016

Boston

Building Completions Timeline

 

Videos

31 October 2019

The Garden City in Three Dimensions

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

Research

17 October 2016

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

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...

Global News

02 May 2019

Quito’s New EPIQ Tower to Follow Up IQON and Qorner

Architecture firm BIG has unveiled its second project for Ecuador’s capital city: a mixed-use tower comprising two curved blocks covered in herringbone-patterned cladding and pockets...

Associated companies

Moshe Safdie and Associates

Statistics

150 m+ Buildings

300 m+ Buildings

Average Building Age*

6 Years

Most Common Function*

Mixed-use, 9 Buildings

Most Common Material*

Composite, 11 Buildings

* Based on 150 m+ buildings currently in the database.

 
 

*Based on 19 Completed & Under Construction Buildings

Building Completions Timeline

 

Construction Time Chart

NOTE: Construction start time is not available for all buildings. The average construction time is only displayed if there is three or more buildings with construction start and complete data in that year.

 

Gross-to-Net Height

NOTE: Gross-to-Net Height is defined as architectural height minus height of highest occupied floor. Therefore, the Gross-to-Net Height is only calculated for buildings that have both the architectural height and the highest occupied floor height recorded.