Architect Moshe Safdie, citizen of Canada, Israel and the USA, is one of the world’s most celebrated architects and has created well over 200 awe-inspiring architectural projects that span the globe.
Mr. Safdie was presented with an Honorary Doctorate at Technion-Israel Institute of Technology on June 17, 2019 in the presence of Canadian Ambassador H.E. Deborah Lyons.
“I was born in Hadar Hacarmel in a Bauhaus modernist building, across the street was the Technion”, he said. “With my parents coming from Aleppo and my architecture education being in the west in Canada, I think I merged within me Western European and Eastern traditions. While I’ve received many Honorary Doctorates and other awards, I’m very moved by being honored by the Technion. For me the Technion is home territory, it is literally where I was born and where I grew up. When I decided to be an architect far away in cold Montreal the Technion was always for me the memory of which school of architecture I should have been at.”