Jewish architect wins prestigious lifetime achievement award

The Marina Bay Sands resort in Singapore, designed by Moshe Safdie. Credit: Timothy Hursley.

( The American Institute of Architects (AIA) awarded Jewish architect Moshe Safdie—an Israeli, Canadian, and American citizen—with its 2015 Gold Medal, which is considered the most prestigious award for lifetime achievement in the field of architecture. 

Safdie’s notable projects include the Habitat ’67 structure for the 1967 World Exposition in Montreal, the Marina Bay Sands hotel in Singapore, the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem, the Khalsa Heritage Memorial, the main branch of the Salt Lake City Library, and the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Arkansas.

***Correction: This news brief initially incorrectly stated that Moshe Safdie was awarded specifically for the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, when in fact he was awarded for his entire body of work. The article also omitted Safdie's American citizenship (in addition to Israeli and Canadian) and incorrectly stated that Habitat ’67 was constructed for the Montreal Olympics.

Posted on December 19, 2014 .