Born and raised in Karachi, Pakistan, Safdar’s formative influences and interests were inspired by a father who was a rationalist and pragmatist, and a mother who loved literature, poetry, and classical music. His family also deeply valued Eastern history and tradition, along with an appreciation of Western and a variety of other cultures. Architecture offered the ideal and obvious synergy of all of the influences in Safdar’s life.
Safdar’s multi-cultural worldview began the day he arrived in the United States, as a university student in leafy New Hampshire, and continues to evolve as he lives and works in both academic and design worlds. As his journey with architecture progresses, the beauty of built form and its manifestation in the richness of human culture continues to inspire and bring joy to Safdar’s daily experience.