Raymond Moriyama

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Raymond Moriyama
Born (1929-10-11) October 11, 1929 (age 87)
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Occupation Architect
Awards Order of Canada
Order of Ontario
Practice Moriyama & Teshima Architects

Raymond Moriyama, CC, O.Ont (born October 11, 1929, Vancouver, Canada)[1] is a Canadian architect. He has designed several buildings at Brock University from the 1970s through the latest campus expansion. He also served as the University's chancellor.

Of Japanese descent, Moriyama with his family was forced out of Vancouver and confined to an internment camp during World War II. He has said that these years have particularly informed his later career.

Early life and education[edit]

Born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Raymond Moriyama was confined to an internment camp with his family as a child, as Japanese Canadians on the West Coast were classified as security threats, in a policy similar to that of the United States. He said these years were influential in his later career.[2] After the war, his family resettled in Hamilton, Ontario, where he attended Westdale Secondary School. Moriyama received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Toronto in 1954, and a Master of Architecture degree in civic and town planning from McGill University in 1957.


After years of working with other firms, in 1970 Moriyama co-founded a private practice in Toronto with Ted Teshima, Moriyama & Teshima Architects.[1]

In 1985, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada and promoted to Companion in 2008. He was also awarded the Order of Ontario. In 2009, he was one of nine laureates to receive a Governor General's Award in Visual and Media Arts. In June 2013, he received a honorary doctorate from the University of Calgary.

Notable projects[edit]



  1. ^ a b Raymond Moriyama, Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved 3 April 2013.
  2. ^ "The Architecture of a Life". U of T Magazine. Retrieved 21 January 2012. 
  3. ^ Emanuel Muriel (1980), "Contemporary Architects", Palgrave Macmillan. p563

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