Today is International Day of Education! As a firm, Moriyama & Teshima Architects have designed many educational facilities across the country, developing through decades of collaboration with faculties, staff, and students, our student-centred design approach which delivers buildings that are welcoming, enduring, and inspiring focal points for academic and social life. Open, airy spaces, generous natural light and natural materials, colours and textures create warm, inviting, and engaging places for informal interaction and interdisciplinary collaboration. Advanced sustainable design initiatives help to minimize environmental impacts, reduce operating costs, and provide healthy indoor environments.
These are the educational projects we are currently working on:
- Nova Scotia Community College – NSCC’s Sydney Waterfront Campus Expansion
(with Barrie and Langille Architects Ltd.)
- Algoma University’s Mukwa Waakaa’igan Indigenous Centre of Cultural Excellence
(with Smoke Architecture)
- University of Guelph, Ontario Agricultural College’s Honey Bee Research Centre
- Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD)’s Port Campus Renovation (with Fathom Studio)
- McMaster University’s Life Sciences Building and New Greenhouse
- De La Salle College “Oaklands” Student Life Centre
- University of Waterloo’s new Mathematics Building
- George Brown College’s Limberlost Place
(with Acton Ostry Architects Inc.)
To find out more about the fifth International Day of Education and this year’s theme of “to invest in people, prioritize education”, visit UNESCO’s official webpage.