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The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts and its architect, Moshe Safdie, were featured on Friday's edition of PBS' NewsHour.
In the eight-minute piece, Safdie discussed "the moral purpose of architecture and the need for a building to reflect the cultural essence of its location while remaining timeless."
Of the Kauffman center, he told the NewsHour's Jeffrey Brown:
"Performing-arts buildings are complex. The acoustics, the sight lines and all that have to just be perfect. So you begin with just making these things sublime as musical instruments. And if you fail there, you have failed it all.
"But it's got to go beyond that, because it's got to be about the ritual of partaking in the performing arts. It's just got to uplift people's spirits, so it becomes a place for the community."