Not many people get to build their thesis project. Fewer still see their projects elevated to heritage status. But on Thursday architect Moshe Safdie bore witness to both events as his groundbreaking housing project, Habitat 67, was designated an historic monument by the Minister of Culture for Quebec, Canada.
Habitat began its life as a thesis project when Safdie was a student at McGill and was built for the Montreal Expo in 1967. Highly unusual in its appearance, the project eventually caught on and is today a very desirable and exclusive place to live. But the project... >>>