“Writing a memoir is reliving a lot — reliving, reassessing, and re-evaluating different moments in my development,” says Moshe Safdie. Reflection is top of mind for the 84-year-old Israeli-Canadian-American architect, who spent his COVID-19 lockdown penning his book released today, If Walls Could Speak: My Life in Architecture, which reads like a memoir-cum-travel diary-cum-manifesto for responsible, thoughtful design.
For Moshe Safdie, Thoughtful Architecture Is About Humility
For over half a century, noted architect Moshe Safdie has envisioned progressive, socially impactful spaces that determine not only where we live but how we do so, too. Today, upon the debut of his memoir, If Walls Could Speak: My Life in Architecture, the 84-year-old reveals what has shaped his five decades of practice, and how the next generation is following suit.