Moriyama & Teshima Architects Celebrates 60 Years

Moriyama & Teshima Architects is proud to celebrate 60 years of sustainable, award-winning Canadian architecture, design, master planning, and program development services. Comprised of a team of architects, planners and designers, MTA has collaborated with visionary clients to build inspiring and enduring spaces that transform communities and reinforce civic identity. Over the span of 60 years, our extensive portfolio of national and international projects has amassed museums, art galleries, university buildings, schools, recreational facilities, libraries, urban/campus planning, corporate and government headquarters as well as restoration and renovation projects.

Our collaborative studio is built on the legacy and vision of Raymond Moriyama and Ted Teshima, who sought to make great architecture that pushed the boundaries of form and structure. With humble beginnings as a team of just 5 architects at 32 Davenport Road, now a designated heritage site, they aimed to infuse the pursuit of humane ideals, true democracy, equality and inclusion of all people into their built environments. As such, for over 60 years our work has expressed a deep respect for natural, urban and social conditions, where we explore the history, needs and aspirations of the individuals and institutions we serve. Our projects celebrate the creative relationship between culture and nature. Whether designing buildings that delight the human spirit, developing urban strategies that generate active healthy cities, or supporting clients’ objectives with sound problem-solving business sense, Moriyama & Teshima strives to maintain a sense of welcoming delight and curiosity in our built environment, both now and into the future.

Now, under the leadership of Diarmuid Nash, Jason Moriyama, Carol Phillips, and Brian Rudy, Moriyama & Teshima Architects continues to cultivate a dynamic team of young, innovative designers around these long-standing design traditions. Our staff upholds the demographic diversity that characterizes Canadian culture, a diversity that enriches design and the processes of place-making. Carrying on Ted and Raymond’s legacy, we will continue driving the golden nail into the future, with innovate, inclusive, future-proof, sustainable designs.



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