October 11, 1929 |
Vancouver, British Columbia
|Awards||Order of Canada
Order of Ontario
|Practice||Moriyama & Teshima Architects|
Raymond Moriyama, CC, O.Ont (born October 11, 1929, Vancouver, Canada) 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
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. After the war, his family resettled in Hamilton, Ontario, where he attended Westdale Secondary School. Morimaya 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.
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.
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- Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre in Toronto, (1958)
- Health Services Building, University of Waterloo, (1968)
- Toronto Reference Library, (1977)
- Museum London in London, Ontario, (1980)
- North York Central Library, (1987)
- Canadian Embassy in Tokyo, (1991)
- John Labatt Visual Arts Centre, The University of Western Ontario, London Ontario, (1993)
- National Museum of Saudi Arabia in Riyadh (1999)) to international acclaim
- Seneca College's Seneca@York campus in Toronto, Ontario
- Civic Garden Centre, Toronto, (1965)
Canadian War Museum Ottawa (2005)
Ottawa City Hall (1990)
Seneca@York Campus, Toronto (1999)
Ontario Science Centre, Toronto (1964)
Ottawa Civic Centre (1968)
Nova Scotia Community College Waterfront Campus (with Barrie and Langille Architects)
Toronto French School - new additions
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