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Marina Bay Sands is set in three ultra-modern high-rise buildings in the Republic of Singapore. (Courtesy Safdie Architects)MoreCloseclosemore
Marina Bay Sands is set in three ultra-modern high-rise buildings in the Republic of Singapore. (Courtesy Safdie Architects)
The Yad Vashem Holocaust History Museum in Jerusalem, designed by Moshe Safdie. (Courtesy Safdie Architects)
The Yad Vashem Holocaust History Museum in Jerusalem, designed by Moshe Safdie. (Courtesy Safdie Architects)

If you've ever been to the the Yad Vashem Holocaust History Museum in Jerusalem, or the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, or the U.S. federal courthouse in Springfield, you have seen the work of the architect Moshe Safdie.

The Israeli-born, Somerville-based architect has designed some 50 projects around the world over the course of his 50-year career, and has more than 15 additional projects under way right now.

Later this month, he'll receive the Cooper Hewitt National Design Award for Lifetime Achievement.

Architect and urban planner, Moshe Safdie. (Courtesy Safdie Architects)
Architect and urban planner, Moshe Safdie. (Courtesy Safdie Architects)

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Moshe Safdie, architect, urban planner, educator, theorist and author. He tweets @SafdieArchs.

This segment aired on October 7, 2016.

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