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By Dwell @dwell
Moshe Safdie's Habiat 67 in Montreal, Canada

Lifetime Achievement: Moshe Safdie

As an architect, urbanist, planner, educator, theorist and author—Moshe Safdie, honored with this year's Lifetime achievement award, has worn many hats over the years. Three years after completing his studies at McGill University, the Israeli-Canadian architect completed his first built project, Habitat '67, a model for community housing that remains seminal today. Originally conceived as his master's thesis project, it comprises a collage of 354 prefabricated units.

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