Taal Safdie, alongside her husband and partner, Ricardo Rabines, is co-founder of Safdie Rabines Architects. Since its establishment in 1993, Taal has led the firm with a focus on creating sustainable, site-specific solutions that are sensitive to their context and highly responsive to the needs of their users. Safdie Rabines’ diverse portfolio of projects contains an ever-increasing range of project types and sizes. From the place-making concepts of their master plans, their urbane treatment of large civic, educational and multi-family housing structures, to the thoughtful treatment of custom single-family residences, they are acutely aware of how space is perceived and utilized.

Taal is personally involved in the design and management of every project in the office, including the recently completed National City Aquatic Center; Crystal Flats, a mixed-use development in Bentonville, AR; and newly-awarded North Torrey Pines Living and Learning Neighborhood, the largest project in the history of UC San Diego. She is an active member of the Southern California architectural community, participating in lectures, juries, and conferences. Taal has over thirty years of professional experience and is a Registered Architect in California and Iowa.

Select Projects

North Torrey Pines Living and Learning Neighborhood
Observatory House by Safdie Rabines Architects
Observatory House
National City Aquatic Center by Safdie Rabines Architects
National City Aquatic Center
Block C @North City by Safdie Rabines Architects
Block C
UCLA Student Center by Safdie Rabines Architects
UCLA Court of Sciences Student Center
Goldfinch Canyon House by Safdie Rabines Architects
Goldfinch Canyon House
The QUAD by Safdie Rabines Architects